The Joseph Project
|Posted by Mark Snyder on September 21, 2013 at 9:10 AM||comments (3)|
Twelve year old Rebecca Ann Sedwick, of Lakeland, Fla jumped from a ledge at a concrete plant to her death in Florida this month, after relentless online bullying. According to sources, Rebecca was tormented by others over a boy first, and then mercilessly beat down emotionally over further harassment, primarily from other girls her age. The teen became dispondant, and apparently didn't fight back but internalized the constant social media attacks until she finally took her own li...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Snyder on February 7, 2012 at 7:55 AM||comments (0)|
Rafael Morelos took his own life this month in the small Washington State town of Cashmere. According to his mother, a hundred or so students attended a candlelight vigil in the boys honor, and all of them confirmed that he was regularly being bullied for being gay including having been shoved in the PE locker room.
|Posted by Mark Snyder on January 15, 2012 at 8:00 AM||comments (0)|
Fifteen year old Amanda Cummings from Staten Island, NY jumped in front of a bus, ending the young girls life after reportedly being repeatedy bullied at school. So bad were the attacks on young Amanda, that even after her passing, messages of hate littered her Facebook page.
Sadness and outrage have sparked lawmakers in New York to consider stif...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Snyder on January 15, 2012 at 7:45 AM||comments (0)|
Eric Borge said that the horror began in kindergarten and never stopped. According to the New York Daily News the other students always seemed to know he was “different” and honed in on him as a target for abuse.
Of his Junior high school experience, Borge reported, “I could not talk or go anywhere with...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Snyder on December 27, 2011 at 10:35 AM||comments (0)|
Fourteen year old Jamey Rodemeyer took his own life this past weekend after what observers say was over a year of relentless online bullying. According to several, Jamey had been struggling with his own sexuality but had been dealing with it openly both with friends, family and his therapist. His mother said his tears and anger had recently dissipated. "Lately, he's been blowing them off, or at least we thought he was," she told the Buffalo News. But Jamey posted an online farewell before tak...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Snyder on December 20, 2011 at 2:50 PM||comments (0)|
According to reports, Marjorie Raymond of Granby, QC ,"couldn't take another day in school" after constant bullying drove the teenager to suicide. According to reports Marjorie was "psychologically and physically abused" in school and left a suicide note before taking her life. The community is outraged that more was not done to prevent this one, in many attacks. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Snyder on December 19, 2011 at 10:05 AM||comments (0)|
A Tennessee teenager on the crest of finishing his school career took his own life recently over what others say was relentless bullying. Jacob Rogers was called gay and queer, all of the common names that sting young males the hardest, to the point where he said that he "didn't want to go back [to school]".
Articles on Jacob's death have been interestingly dominated by Christian right publications as the event took place deep in the bible belt, and seems rash with religious overt...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Snyder on December 19, 2011 at 10:00 AM||comments (0)|
According to observers, ten year old Jasmine McClain of Chadborn, NC did not wear the latest fashions and was teased by school mates. While bullying involvement is yet to be confirmed by authorities according to the local news article here Jasmine's death follows a similar pattern of children taking their own lives at a very young age.
|Posted by Mark Snyder on December 19, 2011 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
Ten year old Ashlyn Connor was called ugly, fat and a slut by other children in school, harsh names for someone so young.
"Relatives described Ashlynn as fun and bubbly. But she also was a very sensitive girl who wanted to please others and took very seriously the "nitpicking" that kids do, like teasing about hair or clothes.", according to testimony from relavtives published here in theRead Full Post »
|Posted by Mark Snyder on November 29, 2011 at 1:40 PM||comments (0)|
An openly gay fifteen year old boy took his own life in October after a long documentation about his life and expressed depressive feelings over being gay.
With striking similarities to the Jaemy Rodemeyer case, Jamie appeared to have 'come to terms' with what he believed his sexuality to be and yet still wrote about self loathing and self harm.
One of the things that our society needs to start looking at is the fact that gay tolerance does not seem to be translating into h...Read Full Post »