Megan Meier, the 13-year-old who took her own life after being bullied online, is hopefully at peace. But her mom fights on in her name, having recently created a foundation to help reduce and prevent online bullying (“cyberbulling”). The Associated Press has the story:
But in recent months, the Missouri woman has focused on ways to protect other children from bullying, even leaving her job as a real estate agent to dedicate herself to the Megan Meier Foundation.
“Megan is still my daughter, no matter what, and I am going out there and fighting for her still because she is still my daughter,” Meier said.
A group of friends and relatives helped Meier create the foundation, which seeks to educate and encourage positive changes to prevent bullying and cyberbullying. Meier and the volunteers are working to improve laws. They speak at schools and to parent groups. They hope to begin offering scholarships to children who help other children in some way.
I found the rest of the article pretty interesting as well.
Although it’s likely of little solace to Megan’s mom, Tina, at least Lori Drew will stand trial for what she did.
And by focusing on the positive and what can be learned from a tragic situation like her own daughter’s death, Tina will ensure that Megan’s legacy will live on.
Read the full Associated Press article: Mom in Web bullying case turns grief into activism
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Grohol, J. (2008). The Megan Meier Foundation. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 24, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2008/05/30/the-megan-meier-foundation/