Fighting the Web Bullying That Led to a Suicide

[AP] When Tina Meier’s 13-year-old daughter, Megan, committed suicide in October 2006 after being bullied on the Internet, her grief was so encompassing that she said she felt at times she could not breathe. Ms. Meier said she had trouble being around loved ones who reminded her of her child. Even today, recollections of those first holidays after Megan’s death are foggy at best.Tina Meier, with a chalk drawing of her daughter Megan, who committed suicide in October 2006 after receiving cruel messages from people posing as a teenage boy on MySpace.But in recent months, Ms. Meier has focused on ways to protect other children from bullying, even leaving her job as a real estate agent to dedicate herself to the Megan Meier Foundation.

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