Cassidy Andel was a 16-year-old from Cooperstown, North Dakota who hung herself at her home on November 4, 2010. I wrote of Cassidy’s death in, “Bullycide: My time has come, and so I’m gone” Cassidy was bullied beyond her ability to cope. Her friends have created a Facebook Tribute Page and the Cassidy family issued an open letter concerning their daughter’s suicide. In the letter they note how Cassidy suffered from depression and anxiety Family of Cassidy Andel Releases Open Letter and there have been numerous video tributes to Cassidy on the internet. I have selected two, take the time and watch them both.
Christopher Burgess (@burgessct) is the CEO, President and co-founder of Prevendra. He is the voice of Senior Online Safety.
He is also an author, speaker, advisor, consultant and advocate for effective security strategies, be they for your company, home or family. Christopher co-authored the book, “Secrets Stolen, Fortunes Lost, Preventing Intellectual Property Theft and Economic Espionage in the 21st Century” (Syngress, March 2008). He contributes to the The Huffington Post & Spanish language edition, El Huffington Post.