I think I must disagree. Bullying in and of itself is unlikely to cause a suicidal depression unless the person in question also has underlying or pre-existing issues, pehaps around the family or society they live in, drug use, emotional trauma such as parents death etc etc.
A well raised child should not become suicidal over what is basically an outlier - the positive reinforcement from friends and family has far more strength. If however their family/home life is abusinve or negative towards the child then yes I agree it could well tip them over.
Of course I could be wrong but I am fairly sure most of the information I have read as a parent supported this view.
Okay - having read the comments following this I would like to point out a couple of thoughts I have.
I was bullied somewhat and survived because my family reinforced my self worth. I now have my own children and I am quite certain they will experience something the same - it does appear to be a part of growing up. However given i support and encourage them they to are likely to grow and develop as people despite this.
There are things a child can do - seeking help from a caring family, a "switched on" teacher, good friends etc that will have far more impact to negating the bullying than a legal law suit. That should be the final resort and if you end up there better to change schools.
I guess it would depend on the actual statements made in the video.
eg: "I think you are a b*tch" vs "You are a b*tch"
One would possibly lend towards defamation the other is opinion.
Also the context may clearly indicate the comments are not serious in nature or intended to defame (or would be taken as such by any member of the public viewing them) given the context.
Can the lass say "Streisand"? better not to bother and move on with life.
reading all the above one wonders whether... the other AC might be French.
And as a side note... if you really have that much (relevant or not) stuff to comment I recommend brevity, wit, or just plain keep replying to yourself. Sorry AC (light green) I switched off after the first 2.
What is hilarious for me is I have actually been looking at getting some of this (from thinkgeek) - and it would have been the buckyballs cause the name was just so cute.
Well it looks like the Zenballs will be the place to go.
I salute them for putting their product out there in a comparison video for everyone to make their own judgement over (and note the measurement methods strongly support any interested geek or norm to repeat the tests at bugger all cost). Kinda like open source that way.
I would like to point out that both are actually private clubs and may hence have whatever membership rules they like (if legal). a library is not a private club but a public office?branch? well whatever of the governemnt. Different strokes mate :)