Sure we would want to help them. In this case someone did, in other  
cases someone didn't. Are any of you willing to quit your job to  
patrol myspace (or any other social network sites) for suicidal kids?  
How about just take one week off of work and devote that to looking  
for someone you can help. That's a lot to ask, how about just 1 hour  
a day... 1 hour a week? 1 a month?

Sure some will say yes I'll commit to that, but for how long? How  
long/much will you sacrifice yourself to help others?

For someone that would actually do this... Great!!! Keep in mind, I  
hear they have been having trouble in Africa too, you might want to  
check that out.


On Dec 19, 2006, at 10:10 AM, Robyn Tippins wrote:

It may be a parent's 'responsibility' but don't we want to help when  
need it? Even if someone is failing, does it mean their child should  
Or, what if the child has just been abused or is abusing drugs? Whose  
then? And, then, sometimes kids or adults have mental issues that  
make it
not anyone's fault, but an issue of illness. Either way, whether it's a
parent's fault, or not, don't we want to help them not die?


On Behalf Of Lan Bui
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 11:16 AM
Subject: Re: [videoblogging] Re: MySpace Suicide Note

I really think a child's actions are the parents responsibility. If
you see a child get caught stealing something in a store, who does
the store want to talk to?

Now stealing isn't suicide but just because it is really really
horrible doesn't make it less the parents responsibility to know
their children.


On Dec 19, 2006, at 8:01 AM, Heath wrote:

Making a blanket statement like that is very shortsigted, it's easy
to find "warning" signs after the fact and sometimes just sometimes,
you never know why someone committed suicide, that doesn't make it
the parents fault.....


--- In
<> , Lan Bui  

 > In the end, I think that if you go above and beyond to possibly
 > someone, that is great. But you can't save everyone, and if you
 > happen not to help someone, don't lose any sleep over it; it would
 > the parents fault.
 > -Lan
 > --------------------
 > On Dec 18, 2006, at 6:23 PM, Zadi wrote:
 > Hi All,
 > Today I came across a teen who had written a suicide note on
 > <
 > #comment72157594427411558>
 > At first, I thought it was a joke - just a teen looking for
 > But when I clicked on his profile and read some of his blog posts, I
 > began to realize that it may be real after all.
 > It turned out it was real. And he was overdosing on pills. Rick
Rey, a
 > fellow videoblogger, called the school and the authorities handled
 > from there. Just a few moments ago I received an email from one of
 > friends saying the kid was alive and holding on in the hospital.
 > My question is... What should the protocol be in instances like
 > You see a suicide note on a social network site and you feel
 > completely helpless. Luckily, Rick scanned the page enough to notice
 > the school info, but what if there had been none?
 > I feel like there should be a little box on all these social
 > that say "in case of fire, break glass." A red button of sorts. But
 > that getting into a whole gray area?
 > How does one ensure that young people are physically safe? Can the
 > buddy system/top eight be more useful when things like this happen?
 > there an alarm?
 > Just thinking out loud. Thoughts?
 > Zadi
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