Year: 2004 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, v.43, no.3, (March 2004), p.246-247 SIEC No: 20041075

The authors argue that general prohibition of suicide sites on the Internet is neither practicable nor reasonable. They suggest stricter vigilance by site owners & better promotion of prevention & help-group sites. The roles of psychiatrists, parents, & teachers in monitoring patients’/children’s Internet consumption are discussed, & the national & international legal options for preventing cybersuicides are explored. (5 refs)