December 7th, 2007


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Overprotective parenting and bullying: Who is to blame for the suicide of Megan Meier?

Danah Boyd, weighs in with a more thoughtful and balanced analysis of the Megan Meier suicide. The main thrust of her research has been in identity development, social networking sites, and youth.

The big thrust of the above essay is that there's a big problem in our society in that parents are increasingly incapable of imagining that their little angel is capable of doing anything wrong. Instead of letting kids learn the consequences of treating other kids cruely or kindly, parents are jumping in and trying to "protect" their kid by fixing everything themselves.