Gina - posted on 04/25/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )
My 13 year old cousin attempted suicide by jumping out of her bedroom window two days ago. I am 13 myself (we are the same age) and I've been so worried about her dying lately and so are my family and people who knew her, etc. We've talked to an investigator about this attempt and so far it was unexpected that she would try to do this. She has no suicidal tendencies from the past and had not ever gone through traumatizing event but they confirmed that it was over a multiplayer game and all they know is that she created a Facebook account that nobody knew of and joined a group full of people that also play the game. She sent messages to another user telling the person to give game items back that they stole from. The person kept sending back messages saying that they won't give the items back, etc. I looked the game up myself and viewed a website that said that the game is for kids, tweens, and teens and I showed some information about it to my mom. It appears so that there are online scammers in the game, which someone in a comment has explained that they offer you a pixel, make you give your pixel to them first, and they'll just log off immediately. I think that the reason why she might have jumped from her window is because of someone who kept stealing pixels in the game because she had had fights with the scammer on Facebook. They already investigated the person's profile while I was at school and they said they claim to be a 14 year old female. Would you get arrested/in trouble with the police if you stole virtual property from a game and someone tried taking their own lives? We have no proof if they're actually a teenager yet, but if they actually were, then what will happen?