Tyler Crementy jumps to death from a bridge after his sex life goes online

Posted by David Khoirul

While here in Indonesia many girls are abducated by their online friends on social networks, in US online bullying is a popular issue. Embarrassed, some of the bullying victims even commit suicide. Tyler Clementi is one of them.

After his sex videos were broadcast in the internet, Clementi got embarrasssed and jumped from a bridge in Piscataway, New Jersey, shocking his close people.

The shocking suicide of college student Tyler Clementi whose sex life was broadcast over the Web illustrates yet again the Internet's alarming potential as a means of tormenting others and raises questions whether young people in the age of Twitter and Facebook can even distinguish public from private.

Cruel gossip and vengeful acts once confined to the schoolyard or the dorm can now make their way around the world instantly via the Internet, along with photos and live video.

"It's just a matter of when the next suicide's going to hit, when the next attack's going to hit," said Parry Aftab, a New Jersey lawyer who runs the Web site WiredSafety.

Last week, Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge after his roommate and another classmate allegedly used a Web cam to secretly broadcast his dorm room sexual encounters with another man. The two classmates have been charged with invasion of privacy, with the most serious charges carrying up to five years in prison.


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