This might just be a good thing for parents to know about: suicide sites and chatrooms on the Web. The Australian parliament is considering legislation to “make it a criminal offence to use the internet to counsel or incite suicide,” Australian IT reports. The legislation “would also cover material which promoted and provided instruction on a particular method of suicide. Possession, production or supply of that material would also be covered.” The article refers to the many “easily accessible” sites with instructions for different methods of committing suicide and actual chats in which participants encourage each other to do so.
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