Sunday 28 May 2017

Cyber-bullies kill the soul

• The announcement yesterday of Shannon Gallagher taking her own life not long after her sister, Erin Gallagher, has shocked me and probably a great part of the Irish population.

The rate of suicide among Irish teenagers has increased tremendously recently, and there is no doubt whatsoever that the main cause of it is cyber-bullying.

This form of bullying is the most cowardly form of letting innocent youngsters down. It is also the most effective one. However, let me say one fundamental thing: these bullies, if not showing repentance, will one day face a place where they don't wish to go.

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