Should parents be charged for their child committing suicide?

Asked by: jaksunmadness
  • NOT always, but possibly in some cases

    In cases where kids commit suicide due to bullying among peers, we've started charging the bullies. Some kids are abused and bullied by their own parents, so if there's evidence that the parents were abusive, I see nothing wrong with charging them. If we charge kids for bullying another kid to death, surely we can charge adults. However, kids can commit suicide for a variety of reasons other than parental abuse and its not always the parents' fault. So, in the end it depends on the situation.

  • Not following the bandwagon

    Arguably, a child's Suicide or Attempt could be pinned on the parent, Suicide however is a status of the mental mind. In some cases the parents themselves being cruel to said child will make the children crack. There are many parents that actually could be the reason that their child is at a mental disadvantage. Cruelty and Misery is the heart of a broken heart.

  • Charge parents over child suicides

    Yes a lot of parents pressure children over school and so do the teachers. They get so upset about exams and the parents only wish to tell people their child got top marks which really mean nothing. What a person is that counts. Sports parents are just as bad. Most are no good at sports but push the child. Swimming and other games should be fun not competition and schools also to blame

  • Suicide is not controlled by parents

    A child commits because of their mental state. Parents don't usually don't affect the child's decision on wether or not they commit suicide. Most suicides that happen are cause by their peers. The parents of these kids who are tormented by their peers don't even know about their child's problems. So punishing the parents would be unethical because the parents don't usually cause their own kids they love to commit suicide.

    Posted by: goat
  • Parent should not be accountable for child attempting or committing suicide

    If the parent's child is attempting or committing suicide, the parent should not be held accountable for it. A child that commits suicide is the child's own right. Perhaps it is the law of nature that certain children commit suicide as a way to save the world from a child that will grow up with a tortured and flawed mind just like there is cells in the body that commit suicide to save the body as a whole.

  • It may or it may not be the parents' fault.

    God knows for what reason could those kids have commited suicide.So it can or it cannot be their fault.Of course, the law may be applicable if there is solid proof that the child was abused by parents, or something simmilar to that.In other cases, I don't think parents should be blamed.

  • No, But with rare exceptions.

    I do think that if an investigation can turn up evidence that the parents played a significant role in a child's suicide. Such as perhaps being abusive... An additional charge for that suicide should be attachable to abuse charges. Maybe this can extend to psychological abuse. This said, I don't believe a parent should be held criminally liable for a child's suicide in most cases but I would not oppose a law which allowed charges on a rare few cases of significant and relevant abuse.

  • It depends when

    I think that parents shouldn't be responsible of their child suicide only if they are more then 18 years old if they are under it's maybe because of them.But the parents are not directly responsible of this so parents cannot be punished for their child suicide, and if they go to jail it's unfair

  • But they should be charged if they abused it.

    Which they should be regardless of suicide. No one can be held accountable for the actions of somebody else, no matter what they did or didn't do. I am the only one who owns what I do, nobody else can make me do anything unless I let them. And if you make me angry, it's entirely my own fault. It seems people like to entertain the thought that someone else can be blamed for their misconduct or misery, when everyone is the master of their own mind. A child can of course be driven to despair by their surroundings if there is no source of positive reinforcement, and as a child is less equipped to deal with it than an adult, but if they really believe they have no other means for escape than suicide, then society has failed to provide it. Should have, could have, they did it. Still, much can done about it.

  • Suicide is caused by the child

    Suicide by definition means the child killed themselves. While there may be a number of influences making suicide a more and more attractive choice the fact is the child made the choice. Also it's often not the parents who are encouraging suicide. More often it's peers, or even more often many different things-a bad breakup, poor grades, shame over drug use.

    What can parents do? Encourage your child to value being alive.

  • I agree with what's been said so far

    I do not want to be repetitive, so I will just say that a child is not controlled by the parent. Should parents be charged for the Columbine shooting? I see the other side of this argument but I can not stand with it. I agree that it is not a parent's fault.

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GWL-CPA says2014-04-04T01:33:39.513
Did you stay up real late at night thinking of something this stupid?