February 19th, 2003


(no subject)

In the interests of reducing the overall level of human stupidity, I'd like to place a bounty on this man's head:

Professor Boam, former director of the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, told Outlook that the phenomenon of chat room suicides was dangerous - and growing.

"At any one time, there could be several hundred people across the world who will be dying whilst participating in these chat rooms," Prof Boam warned.

"People who are trying to communicate in these chat rooms are very vulnerable generally, whatever age they may be or whatever gender they may be."

To be honest, I'd be happy with having him banned from ever speaking in public again.

Story here.