The Canadian Press

2013-04-23 | Nova Scotia Bullying Suicide

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On April 7th, Halifax teenager Rehtaeh (ruh-TAY'-ah) Parsons was taken off life support after a suicide attempt three days earlier. Her family said the 17-year-old struggled with depression following months of bullying linked to an alleged sexual assault by four boys at a house party in 2011 and tormented by a photograph of the alleged incident that was distributed online by her peers. Parsons' father and mother spent about 45 minutes with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on April 23rd. The 17-year-old's father, Glen Canning, told reporters they had a clear message for the prime minister. (In the fall, federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay introduced cyberbullying legislation.)

Date: 2013-04-23
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I would like to have something so if this happens to a parent down the future if they can have somebody they can go to anybody they can go to that's going to help them deal with this and I'm going to help him so that a year after they first come forward their their child isn't going to kill themselves we did everything we could but we were drowning and it just was we felt helpless >>