Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi’s suicide is simply tragic. Clementi committed suicide, leaping from the George Washington Bridge, after his roommate and a friend allegedly recorded him during a private sexual encounter with a man and broadcast it over the internet.
Was cyber bullying the main factor in Tyler Clementi’s suicide?
The Today show examines the Clementi case and talks about privacy in the internet age.
Clementi, an 18-year-old Rutgers University freshman, went missing on September 22 after leaving a post on his Facebook page saying “jumping off the gw bridge sorry.”
Two students, Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei, both 18, have been arrested for invasion of privacy – they secretly placed a camera in Clementi’s dorm room, recorded the event, and then broadcast it online. They face up to five years in prison if convicted.
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