Tuesday 20 March 2018

Suicide sites to blame for son's death – mum

A mother has called for a ban on suicide websites after an inquest heard that her son researched how to take his own life on the web after suffering homophobic bullying.

Ayden Keenan-Olson (14), was found dead in his bed by his father, Tim Olson, at the family home in Colchester, Essex, on March 14. He had taken an overdose of prescription drugs. After his death, Ayden's mother, the author and prominent child abuse campaigner Shy Keenan, said he had been "bullied to death".

A police investigation found that in the month leading up to his death, Ayden had bypassed settings on his computer to research suicide methods online.

Irish Independent

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