Year: 2007 Source: Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, v.12, no.4, (2007), p.583-597 SIEC No: 20070948

In Japan, internet suicide refers to suicide pacts prearranged between strangers who meet over the internet. As many as 60 people a year have died in Internet suicide pacts & the numbers continue to rise. The author concludes individuals & society will have to play a complex, dynamic, & interactive role in preventing future tragedies.