Ian O'Doherty: Do you post anonymously? How brave...
Published 25/04/2014 | 02:30
It was a story that struck fear into every parent's heart – and it's not a solitary case. When 17-year-old Darren Hughes Gibson took his own life in Balbriggan in August 2012, his family's pain was made even worse when they discovered a series of abusive and bullying messages on his Facebook page, which they believe contributed to his suicide.
To lose a child, in any circumstance, must be unimaginable and to then discover that a bunch of nameless, faceless cowards were responsible must only add to that torment.
And now the young man's mother, Elaine Hughes, has launched a campaign to force Facebook to release the names of those responsible to the gardai, for further investigation.