Wendy Sullivan writes:
The Internet is a place that bullies feel comfortable being bullies because they can remain anonymous. In the same vein, us nice, normal folk have that same advantage. We don’t have to spill our guts to perfect strangers in cyberspace. They never have to know that we’re fat, or black, or poor, or crippled, or ugly. If they are bullying us for these things, it’s because we put ourselves out there for them to pick apart. Unlike the schoolyard, Megan Meier wasn’t forced to go to MySpace. She didn’t have to spark up a conversation with a fake boy. And when things began to go pear-shaped, she didn’t have to kill herself.
Megan Meier opted out of life, instead of opting out of the Internet.