Teen attempts suicide over 'sluts list'

2012-03-23 08:30
Durban - A Durban teenager tried to take her own life after discovering that her name had been put on a so-called “sluts list” on Facebook and BlackBerry Messenger.

She drank household detergents and petrol but doctors were fortunately able to flush these from her system, reported the Daily News.

The girl’s parents did not want to speak to the media.

The teenager was discharged from hospital on Sunday.

Another mother, who did not want to be identified, told how her daughter was traumatised after discovering that her name had been added to the list over the weekend.

The “sluts list” was started by an unknown person earlier this year, with the names and details of over 10 teenage girls.

The list went viral after it was circulated in cyberspace, with more users added to it.

Police have urged parents to report incidents of cyberbullying.

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