Bullying Awareness


(CNN)The tragic death of 18-year-old Brandy Vela is bringing the potential dangers of cyberbullying back into focus. It's another reminder of what experts say is a public health problem facing young people.

The Texas City, Texas, teen put a gun to her chest and killed herself in front of her family after being relentlessly bullied, her family said. Brandy's sister, Jackie, said the teen had always been bullied for her weight, and cyberbullying ramped up in April. People called her fat and ugly and sent her messages saying, "Why are you still here?" Because the suspects used an app that wasn't traceable, the police weren't able to do anything about it, her family was told.
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