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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sheniz Erkan Suicide Highlights the dangers of cyber bullying

The family of a teenager who took her own life after being harassed over the internet has sent a message about the dangers of cyber bullying.

Sheniz Erkan took her own life on Monday, just a week before her 15th birthday, after being victimised by online bullies.

It was a secret she kept hidden from her family and friends for 'a long time' and one that eventually led to her tragic and untimely death.

Sheniz's brother Aykut Erkan says his sister was bullied and tormented on social networking sites.

Aykut has taken aim at his sister's tormentors, saying their relentless harassment forced his little sister to 'crack'.

"Cyber bullying has become the new playground," he told 7News.

"You come home and it doesn't leave you, it keeps going and going. Read More