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I Knew it would happen...just a matter of time...a webcam suicide

Updated on August 18, 2010

For our entertainment??

It came to me at will happen

Two years ago I woke from a deep laptop was turned off by my bed but I saw an outline of a young man and he was telling of how he was going to commit suicide on webcam for the worlds entertainment. I was terribly upset and I ask my eldest daughter to please wake up and sit with me.

Haley of course ask me if it was just a dream....I sadly replied that I was certain it was a sign for me to help him in some way. We both were perplexed to as how I could reach this young man. I only saw an outline of his face. We chattered through the nite and came up with that since the laptop was the way it appeared to me...maybe just maybe that was within the answer of how to find this lost and lonely soul.

For 2 years I joined chat rooms and signed up on cyber sites to meet new friends in hopes of finding this guy. WOW I spoke with many that had thought about or attempted suicide. None of them however mentioned sharing it over webcam. Although I did not give up my efforts...and still I reach out through the internet......praying that God will guide me or them to talk to me first before such an act.

Two years later the dreaded act of suicide over webcam happened. My heart sunk to a new and deep low as I read on the internet news. The 19 year old took an overdose of pills. His family stated that he was doing great in colllege and a very popular guy. They had no idea that he was feeling low or upset in the least. He was always happy and loved to help his friends and family!

Now as I researched this subject matter, It was astonishing to see the others that have joined in this bizarre and twisted idea of making entertainment out of their personal pain!

What has our society created or help to foster?? When youth or a very confused mind deems that at the very least their death would be entertainment!! I read the blogs today of many egging the suicide on........days before it happened.

There has been many articles written about how our society is too harsh about weight, looks, economic status ect. and maybe that is/was the start of demeaning others. However This a new all time low! Parents, teachers, government officials should take a much firmer stand on what our youth is doing, seeing and yes......feeling! If they are our future than we should invest our love, heart and time into making all feel good about ones self!

We are Americans!! They are our least this is what I always heard! Teachers are afraid to scold children that doubt afraid of the parents reaction! As those little bad apples grow into older students , they bully, demean and fight! For sure they are unhappy themselves but to allow the child to hurt others is where all this starts!

There has always been ill behaved children in school and the day we took out any real reprecussions.......we allowed disrespect to teachers, community and ofcourse our governent...that took away order in the school in the first place.

Sure it all starts at home but as we all know there are parents out there that should have never had children . If they do not learn about God, respect, compassion and truth divine at there humble abode....well it is up to the rest of us to teach them.

Prayer is needed at school, God is universal!! Let them call God whatever name they choose! Starting In grade school there should be a punishment for acting out! Parents should be pleased to have this back! If they do is fair to say they are part of our society's problem!

I have 2 teen daughters and they both know I support them and believe in them, however they also are aware if they do the crime ...they will do the time......

In closing I do want to add that I am still proud to be an American.....just not as proud as I use to be. When "we the people" will remember that we are still the people and have to stand up for our and our childrens carry on the American hope and dreams of freedom and a future for all of us!

in humble regards



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    • Momma Mia profile imageAUTHOR

      Momma Mia 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      I certainly hope not Polly.........our world is changing rapidly and not much now would surprise me any longer....

      thanks for reading and the great comment an insight!

      Take great care and have a great weekend!


    • Pollyannalana profile image


      8 years ago from US

      Islam is the only religion allowed in schools, strange huh after taking out Christianity and now so many claiming it wasn't Christianity our leaders meant in all those documents they signed saying so, now they will remove God's name from money. It is just like the multi million illegal immigrants we are supporting and give health care to while we have none and all the while they are bringing in diseases this country has not seen in years, if ever! America is becoming Godless, that does not give me any hope. Who is going to change it, a Muslim President?

    • Momma Mia profile imageAUTHOR

      Momma Mia 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      ABSOULTELY!! Tom you are so correct we all should listen more to others in need....and let our lessons in life become a blessing to others.

      Thanks for reading!


    • Tusitala Tom profile image

      Tom Ware 

      8 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      What is it that causes such dispondency that we would kill ourselves? Emotional reactions to what we believe to be the outside world affecting us: people, circumstances, events. I had a brother who committed suicide at seventeen when I was a lad of fourteen. I was tempted to put a gun to my own head at seventeen. The angst against seemly nothing was almost overwhelming. But the short time of this deep depression passed and has never returned (I'm now 74) I think many go through it. Perhaps it should be explained in the class curriculum in highschools, that these feelings may well come up in a teenagers life and that there are people one can anonymously turned to.

      Mike Lickteig (above) prepared an excellent Hub on being a good listener. If we had people who would genuinely emphasise and listen (rather than preach their own views) we might well find less of young ones wishing to 'top themselves.'

    • Momma Mia profile imageAUTHOR

      Momma Mia 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      thank you Mike

      Your mentioning the jumping off the bridge scenerio really put this in perspective for me..

      Thanks for your insight and for reading.


    • Mike Lickteig profile image

      Mike Lickteig 

      8 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      Your dream was fascinating, and it is sad that it had to eventually come true--despite your efforts to prevent it. It seems as if everyone is more disillusioned and sad than ever before, and the Internet is another way of crying out for help. It is the 21st century version of standing on a bridge while the crowd below yells, "Jump!" It is sad and tragic that our lives have come to this. And, in many ways I suppose this is inevitable, although I would wish it were not.

      I agree with your comments as well--teens are horribly cruel to each other. There is no end to the torments they sometimes choose to inflict. It is sad and painful to see.

      Perhaps your hub is a step toward keeping this from happening again. If it helps a single person, then you have made a difference. Thanks and take care.


    • Momma Mia profile imageAUTHOR

      Momma Mia 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      I can't wait to see this happen......and it will take us all standing ground as our founding fathers did !! Thanks so much for reading and a great comment too!

      Wishing u well


    • American Romance profile image

      American Romance 

      8 years ago from America

      I was dismayed at your saying your not as proud to be an American as you used to be. America is still great, People have lost faith and hope in Christ and must bring God back into their lives to begin the healing of families and homes! Once this begins you will see a different country once again!


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