When hatred becomes involved with fashion.

A 12-year-old schoolgirl is believed to have hanged herself after being tormented by online cyber bullies about her hair and clothes.  How disgusting has our society become!?

I know a very beautiful eleven year old girl who is extremely conscious of her weight and also what other people think of her fashion choices which are actually made mostly by her mum.  A non uniform day at school becomes traumatic and she spends days in advance planning her outfit.  There is a constant need and desire to “fit in” and acceptance from her peers is paramount.

I can’t even begin to imagine how distressed a 12 year old girl must have felt to take her own life.  I honestly feel depressed when I read stories about young girls being targeted for something so trivial as their appearance but it is obviously extremely rife and if we have young relatives whether they are sisters, nieces, godchildren …… we need to support them so they don’t ever consider taking such drastic action.

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