Over the last two years or so, we have seen a spate of child suicides;
14 February 2011: Natasha MacBryde aged 15, from Worcestershire.
27 October 2012: Erin Gallagher, aged 13yrs, from Ireland.
14 December 2012: Shannon Gallagher, sister of Erin.
4 April 2013: Joshua Unsworth, 15yrs, from Lancaster.
24 April 2013: Katie Webb, 12yrs, from Evesham, Worcestershire.
15 July 2013: Daniel Perry, 17yrs from Dunfermline, Fife.
2 August 2013: Hanna Smith, 14yrs from Lutterworth.
23 August 2013: Sinead Taylor, 15yrs, from Woolwich, London.
Our thoughts and sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of these beautiful angels
At least two of those children had actively started an anti-bullying campaign before they took their own lives.
Joshua Unsworth posted a YouTube video in which he offered to help anyone else being bullied. Joshua said; “There was just too many suicides. I decided something needed to be done”. Later, he took his own life.
Sinead Taylor posted a video diary in which she said; “You have just got to stand up to them and be, like; ‘Look, this is who I am. Take me for who I am or not at all”.
Take action and protect your children online