I didn’t personally know Charlotte Dawson but I respected her stance on cyber bullying. Tragically the media personality took her own life succumbing to depression over the weekend. I am so very, very, very sad about this…Sometimes the battle with mental illness and depression is too great. Charlotte had a very public battle with Twitter Trolls over the years culminating in an attempted suicide in 2012. She was a forceful advocate of cyber anti-bullying and in the wake of her passing there has been a call to toughen up the laws relating to cyber bullying. I urge everyone to sign the petition to make the AU and other governments sit-up and amend legislation regarding this very serious matter.
From young men and women through to celebrities like Charlotte enough is enough with people taking their own life due to bullying in the cyber space.