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Expert: Put sextortion victims on suicide watch

Ms Dagon said: “The feeling of embarrassment and shame can be overwhelming for a young person. A multi-agency suicide prevention plan should be developed.

“I think adults are underestimating the impact of children being ashamed and embarrassed. We underestimate how real it is for young people.”

Ms Dagon was speaking three years after Fife teenager Daniel Perry took his own life after being conned in to taking part in a sexual encounter on Skype with somebody he thought was a girl of his own age. The Crown Office is still seeking the extradition of a Filipino man in connection with the case.

Overseas organised crime “sextortion” groups are understood to have stepped up their efforts to target victims in the UK in recent years.

In a typical scam, a good-looking women, perhaps from South-East Asia, will befriend a man or boy on chat rooms

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Expert: Put sextortion victims on suicide watch | HeraldScotland

Ms Dagon said: “The feeling of embarrassment and shame can be overwhelming for a young person. A multi-agency suicide prevention plan should be developed.

“I think adults are underestimating the impact of children being ashamed and embarrassed. We underestimate how real it is for young people.”

Ms Dagon was speaking three years after Fife teenager Daniel Perry took his own life after being conned in to taking part in a sexual encounter on Skype with somebody he thought was a girl of his own age. The Crown Office is still seeking the extradition of a Filipino man in connection with the case.

Overseas organised crime “sextortion” groups are understood to have stepped up their efforts to target victims in the UK in recent years.

In a typical scam, a good-looking women, perhaps from South-East Asia, will befriend a man or boy on chat rooms

Read more at: http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15691952.Expert__Put_sextortion_victims_on_suicide_watch/

Suicide prevention plan needed for child victims of ‘sextortion’ – expert

A child abuse expert has called for suicide prevention plans to be automatically put in place for young victims of webcam extortion, as she warned senior police officers that increasing numbers of children were posting explicit images online.

Daljeet Dagon of Barnardo’s Scotland warned Police Scotland’s first Violence Prevention conference in Glasgow on Wednesday: “We are underestimating how real that threat [of suicide] is. We don’t understand how embarrassing this can be for young people.”

Cases of “sextortion” – whereby criminals, often working in organised gangs, lure individuals into sending them sexually explicit images and then threaten to share them online unless they get payment – have risen dramatically over the past few years.

In many cases the victims are vulnerable teenagers, like Daniel Perry from Dunfermline, who was 17 when he fell from the Forth Bridge in July 2013 after being sexually blackmailed by a group operating from the Philippines.

Dagon,

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/29/suicide-prevention-plan-needed-for-child-victims-of-sextortion-expert-says

Self Harm And Suicide Attempts Rise For Girls: Are Smart Phones And Cyber Bullying To Blame?

Young women are self-harming more, according to new data. As The Washington Post shares, emergency room visits for girls 10 to 14 has risen since 2008. It is not clear what is causing the self-harm rates to go up but some experts point to smartphones and cyber bullying as the culprits.

Most of the girls and women who were admitted to emergency rooms came for ingesting pills or poisons. Some were treated for injuring themselves with sharp objects, such as cutting. According to the new data, the number of girls ages 10 to 24 admitted to emergency rooms for nonfatal self-inflicted injuries grew by 8.4 percent annually from 2009 to 2015.

Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University, points to the importance of smartphones in the lives of this generation compared to those of the past. Teens in every generation have experienced mental-health problems, she said. Genetic predisposition, family environments, bullying

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/self-harm-and-suicide-attempts-rise-for-girls-are-smart-phones-and-cyber-bullying-to-blame

Cyberbullying addressed in Rockaway schools in wake of suicide

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A candlelight vigil at the White Meadow Lake Country Club for Mallory Grossman on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Mallory Grossman was a 12-year-old student at Copeland Middle School in Rockaway who died by suicide after being bullied.
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ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP — Four months after 12-year-old Mallory Grossman died by suicide her mother said was the result of cyberbullying, the school community will hold a number of events geared toward building “a safe cyber community.”  

District parent and PTA member Michele Beneduce spearheaded “Your Child and Technology: A Parent’s Guide to a Kind and Safe Cyber Community” to be

Read more at: http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/morris/rockaway-township/2017/10/02/ted-talk-speaker-host-cyber-safety-events-rockaway/722798001/

Inside alleged murder-for-hire plot that led to Texas veterinarian’s suicide and a man behind bars

Using an iPad, Valerie McDaniel started an audio diary to record her deepest thoughts. In her entries, the 48-year-old talked about her daughter, her dating adventures as a new divorcee — and a dark secret.

“I hate the idea that everybody thinks I’m a monster,” McDaniel says in the recording she made on March 15, 2017.

And in her last recording made on March 25, McDaniel says, “I never wanted to hurt anyone.”

VIDEO: Woman recorded final thoughts on her iPad before her deathPlay
Woman recorded final thoughts on her iPad before her death

McDaniel was a veterinarian living in a two-bedroom condo at a luxury high-rise in the wealthy Houston neighborhood of River Oaks. When she wasn’t treating animals at the veterinary clinic she owned, friends and colleagues said McDaniel spent weekends on

Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/inside-alleged-murder-hire-plot-led-texas-veterinarians/story?id=49990363

Parents test school liability in bullying and child suicide – Sentinel

CINCINNATI – The parents of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who hanged himself from his bunk bed with a necktie want school officials held responsible, testing the issue of school liability in suicides blamed on bullying.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of

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Parents test school liability in bullying and child suicide

CINCINNATI (AP) — The parents of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who hanged himself from his bunk bed with a necktie want school officials held responsible, testing the issue of school liability in suicides blamed on bullying.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Gabriel Taye against Cincinnati Public Schools and school officials cites repeated examples of Gabriel and others being bullied at his elementary school. They contend school officials knew about the bullying but were “deliberately indifferent,” allowing a “treacherous school environment.”

Knowledge of harassment and failure to do something are among elements set out in a 1999 U.S. Supreme Court ruling for school liability cases.

“The deliberate indifference standard set forth (by the Supreme Court) sets a high bar for plaintiffs,” a 2016 opinion by a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says. “It requires only that school administrators respond to known peer harassment in a

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Family of teen who committed suicide raising awareness against cyber-bullying

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) –

In 2016, suicide replaced homicide as the second-leading cause of teenage deaths according to the CDC. One of the reasons for this disturbing trend is cyber-bullying.

But with every statistic, there is a heartbreaking story.

Luken Boyle, 14, took his own life after being bullied on social media.

“One of the kindest people you would ever meet,” said Luken’s uncle Bill Boyle. “He was only 14-years-old, and he was by far the best person I knew.”

While Luken’s family is mourning his loss, they are working to ensure other parents do not have to suffer their pain.

Bill Geha, a counselor and founder of the anti-bullying Peace Project, created a course for parents called the Parent Project. The project aims to help parents to become proactive when it comes to their kids’ social media exposure.

Geha says parents need to take

Read more at: http://www.wtol.com/story/36038439/family-of-teen-who-committed-suicide-raising-awareness-against-cyberbullying