Quoting Crystallized:" Bullying is abuse. You don't think that a person should feel responsible for abusing another person ... [snip!] ... as well as the life of the family members who are left behind. They should feel horribly guilty and responsible in my opinion."
Lets take Amanda Todd for example.. SHE made the choice to put her breasts on the internet, no one held her down and took them for her.. SHE did it, 100 percent her own fault.
SHE made the choice to share those private pictures, again 100 percent her own fault.
What goes on the internet is there to stay. We've all been to high school and we all know that girls who do such things are labelled "sluts" I have had it happen to me, I've had a friend do the same as Amanda and put pictures of her breast on the net.. she was labelled the same.
She was picked on for a choice SHE made. It's sad that the bullies were so hard on her, it is.. but it's not like they were lying about what they said.. she really did put pictures of herself on the internet, the bullies were stating facts not assumtions in that regard.
In the end.. She couldn't handle the coinsequences of her OWN actions and made the choice HERSELF to kill herself.. SHE took her OWN life, no one else took it from her. No one else she be punished for HER choices.
Don't get me wrong, she was a beautiful girl and I feel so, so bad for her and all she went through. If only I could have been her friend, someone to love her and let her know how beautiful she was.. but still, in the end it is no one elses fault but her own that she post those pictures and killed herself over them.
I don't think bullies have the intent to kill.. they lack something themselves, but they can't control what the person being bullied does. Some people who are bullied, go on killing sprees and kill others.. should the bullies be held responisible? Hell no, they didn't pull the trigger, they didn't plan the kill.. the other person did and should be the only one to pay.