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Anderson Cooper Speaks to Family of Jamey Rodemeyer: VIDEO

 

Sunday Jamey Rodemeyer, a 14-year-old from Williamsville, NY, took his life after what his parents claim was years of bullying because of struggles with his sexuality.

Last Night CNN’s Anderson Cooper spoke to Jamey’s family about the bullying that led to Jamey’s death, and how they are dealing with it.

His parents, Tracy and Tim Rodemeyer, say that Jamey faced bullies for years, and the Rodemeyer ‘s noted that now that social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are so widespread, bullying does not end in the summer when the school year does.

They also said that they hope to carry on a message of anti-bullying and acceptance.

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2 Responses to Anderson Cooper Speaks to Family of Jamey Rodemeyer: VIDEO

  1. lori lou ransdell

    September 22, 2011 at 9:47 am

    this just SUCKS, SUCKS, SUCKS!!!!!!! yet another young person whose potential, gifts to humankind we will NEVER KNOW because of “these vicious little monsters”!!!!!!! YES, they MUST be held accountable, as their ignorant CREATORS MUST be, as well!!!! Dan Savage’s been trying to get us to keep spreading the word that, “it gets better”…well, Dan, i’m sorry to say, i’m not really feelin’ it today……

  2. Pat

    September 22, 2011 at 9:17 am

    If those parents were his “support group”, no wonder Jamey felt so alone he killed himself. I can so see him keeping his pain to himself, rather than disrupt his parents’ little world. You don’t leave it up to a bullying victim to tell you if things are happening; you ask, you listen, you do your utmost to protect your child, even if it means restricting his internet access. You can’t be bullied on facebook if you have no facebook page. This is not only the responsibility of the schools. It is the responsibility of everyone. Bullies aren’t born, they’re created. Someone created these vicious little monsters, and they should be held accountable.