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MegaDitto
January 5th, 2007, 03:42 PM
Yeah (http://www.yorkshiretoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=55&ArticleID=1958355)....

A real life hangman.

I believe this could have been prevented.

Dawson
January 5th, 2007, 03:48 PM
A 10-year-old boy in the US accidentally hanged himself while apparently mimicking the execution of Saddam Hussein.
How exactly was it accidental? The kid was mimicking a hanging and hung himself. Sounds like it was pretty deliberate to me.

Anacortes
January 5th, 2007, 03:51 PM
So that's why the media is harmful to some younger children. =/

Cherrim
January 5th, 2007, 04:31 PM
Well, I guess the kid just wanted the noose around his neck and didn't mean to, you know, actually hang himself.

That is pretty sad though. o_o; I don't know why I thought outlets like TV would refrain from showing any footage of the actual hanging, pre or post. It just seems so inappropriate for TV but...guess anything goes nowadays.

Zorua
January 5th, 2007, 04:34 PM
Well, I guess the kid just wanted the noose around his neck and didn't mean to, you know, actually hang himself.

That is pretty sad though. o_o; I don't know why I thought outlets like TV would refrain from showing any footage of the actual hanging, pre or post. It just seems so inappropriate for TV but...guess anything goes nowadays.

There are a lot of crazy people in this world.

Jude Mathis
January 5th, 2007, 05:44 PM
So he was playing around with a nuse, and didn't think about the fact that it was dangerous...

Then died from it.

Thats stupid...

I know kids might like playing around like that... but...geez.
My family didn't ever let him put anything like that around my neck when I was little, for that reason... xp

Gunn
January 5th, 2007, 06:12 PM
It said that he was watching the footage of Hussein being hung with a relative. I don't blame the boy for his so-called "experiment." I find that footage to be a little graphic for 10-year-old children. You gotta know by now that children are curious beings. I guess you can never know that they'll do next.

Tensaiji
January 5th, 2007, 06:21 PM
I feel bad that that happened. But have you heard of the little kid (can't remember where) who was about 6-8 and lost a game that was rated MA18+ and choked himself to death? It's pretty sad that people these days either want to know what happens when they do something wrong or get frustrated and use up their lives on it.

The Fallen
January 5th, 2007, 07:13 PM
It's sketchy. I don't believe that a 10 year old would completely understand the idea of suicide, but you never know.

It may be accidental, but if you're a parent wouldn't you ask your child where they were going with a rope tired up like a noose. I don't know, that's just what I would do.

Cherrim
January 5th, 2007, 07:14 PM
Well, I'd assume this kid did all this unattended. I'd hope so, anyway, since if someone noticed this and didn't stop it, that's pretty sad. o_O

The Fallen
January 5th, 2007, 07:16 PM
Could be possible. They said it was on a bunkbed though. Another little kid would have to be running around somewhere and why would a 10 year old be left alone?

22sa
January 5th, 2007, 10:29 PM
I have no understanding of this, but it's sad. =[

"Curiousity killed the cat"?

Cherrim
January 5th, 2007, 10:46 PM
A lot of people leave their kids alone at early ages, or maybe the kid was up in his room and the rest of the family was downstairs--that's pretty common. Unattended doesn't necessarily mean completely out of the house. :\

Exokriz
January 6th, 2007, 07:56 AM
This is just another case of kids playing "Monkey See, Monkey Do" I'm sure that since he was 10 he would know what would happen to him, right?

Tensaiji
January 6th, 2007, 11:18 AM
He might of even done it while it was night time. I mean isn't it more common if a 10 year old attempts suicide while at night? The parents might of been asleep at the time and he already knew the consequence if he saw the video.

~+Tito+~

Jeremy
January 6th, 2007, 11:39 AM
Well sweeties, this is sad. ;-;

It's more like a Monkey See Monkey Do thing. I should know from experience... When I was younger, I saw this movie where this guy got choked to death, and my friend and I decided to re-enact it for fun, and well I almost got choked, till my momma saw us and stopped us.
So yeah, it's understandible.

Yami Rui
January 6th, 2007, 12:18 PM
Explain to me why the uncle let the 10-year old watch the news of Saddam's execution in the first place?

I mean why let your 10-year old watch an execution and see someone die? This could have been prevented if the uncle hadn't let him watch the execution.

The Fallen
January 6th, 2007, 12:20 PM
A lot of people leave their kids alone at early ages, or maybe the kid was up in his room and the rest of the family was downstairs--that's pretty common. Unattended doesn't necessarily mean completely out of the house. :\

Very true. I've stayed at home by myself before at younger ages before.

I would say this is more of a common sense/stupidity incident. I mean even at ten I knew I would more than likely die if I put a noose around my neck hanging from something that was taller than me.

Suki
January 7th, 2007, 12:10 PM
I think this is tragic and very sad.

It's kinda stupid I admit, but I don't think they should have shown that footage really.

pigeon-wing
January 7th, 2007, 04:05 PM
Very true. I've stayed at home by myself before at younger ages before.

I would say this is more of a common sense/stupidity incident. I mean even at ten I knew I would more than likely die if I put a noose around my neck hanging from something that was taller than me.

I agree. I watched plenty of violent movies when I was younger, but I wasn't dumb enough to re-enact anything.

wakachamo
January 8th, 2007, 12:11 PM
What happens if I join this rope with this one, tie them both to a tree branch, and fall? Let's see, I'm so excited!

But seriously, that was one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard in my entire life.

Gary, the Magic Fairy
January 9th, 2007, 08:31 PM
Well, I can't say I'm sad. I might have been if he was like- five. Ten year olds should know what happens if you hang yourself.

The day before, he had watched the news of Saddam's execution on TV with an uncle and asked why he was killed.
So, he knew he was going to die if he did it, yet he still did? :\

"Why show that on TV?"
Why let a 10 year old watch a hanging? How about not blaming the Tv, and make him take responsiblity for his stupidity?

Drummershuff
January 10th, 2007, 03:41 AM
Why let a 10 year old watch a hanging? How about not blaming the Tv, and make him take responsiblity for his stupidity?
I agree with you there. They can't blame it on the TV for showing it because they should have known not to let him watch it. I mean, who would actually let their 10-year-old watch the hanging anyway? O_o

ZerØ Rhythm
January 10th, 2007, 06:05 AM
In this case I'd say the kid's guardians are more responsible for this incident than the kid himself. Can't say the media didn't do anything wrong however. The filming of the execution was immoral and unnecessary if you ask me. Broadcasting something so controversial will only result in even more controversy. It’s a no-brainer.

Professor Pine
January 19th, 2007, 12:27 PM
Why let a 10 year old watch a hanging? How about not blaming the Tv, and make him take responsiblity for his stupidity?

its a little mean to say that, he might have been mentally disabled.

Idiot!
January 19th, 2007, 07:31 PM
He isn't the only one. There's a 9 year old girl that told her parents she wanted to feel Saddam's pain, and hanged herself. Then another group of kids imitated Saddam and played hang, sadly hanged one of their friends. There are a lot more, and I can't remember them now. Yes, its true and very sad.

bmah
January 28th, 2007, 04:07 PM
Never follow Saddam as a role model for anything. :/

Gary, the Magic Fairy
January 29th, 2007, 10:44 PM
its a little mean to say that, he might have been mentally disabled.MIGHT have been. It doesn't say that he was, so I'm assuming that he's not.

Auron
February 1st, 2007, 08:59 AM
How stupid is that boy...

At least, if he is going to try...Try less seriously !!

Yeah, I know I shouldn't laugh...But...Kids, don't try this at home!

Yami Rui
February 2nd, 2007, 10:34 AM
Never follow Saddam as a role model for anything. :/

Never follow executions as a role model for anything.

Hayate
February 2nd, 2007, 10:55 AM
Alot of crazy things happen in this world...but somehow they always keep suprising me. Kids, DON'T but absolutely DON'T do such things!

PokeManiac Volkan
February 11th, 2007, 09:04 AM
thats what you get for showing saddams execution on tv

Gary, the Magic Fairy
February 15th, 2007, 03:28 PM
thats what you get for showing saddams execution on tvYeah, all those shootings and stabbings are perfectly fine for children; showing a bad video of a hanging, that's just over the line.

Lucario-Kurt
February 19th, 2007, 07:50 AM
How can kids be so stupid by doing that? they should of not shown the hanging of saddam on TV.....how can the media be so stupid... >_<;

C Sherbii S
February 19th, 2007, 04:02 PM
I believe that the media can show what they want, but it is up to parents to decide what their children watch.

DragonMaster#1
February 19th, 2007, 04:09 PM
Awesome. One less moron in the world.

Fox♠
February 19th, 2007, 04:23 PM
DragonMaster, that's highly inappropriate, he was just a small kid.

You see, this is what happens when the media try to get publicity from showing a man hung to death, and the fact the internet and television is so easily accessible to children, it comes to no surprise to me. Though I do feel sorry for his family.

DragonMaster#1
February 19th, 2007, 06:44 PM
I know he was just a small kid, but if he had lived, he would have grown up into a moronic adult. Most kids do. That's why there are so many moronic adults.

Fox♠
February 20th, 2007, 04:41 AM
I know he was just a small kid, but if he had lived, he would have grown up into a moronic adult. Most kids do. That's why there are so many moronic adults.

Mainly down to parents, family life, school life and the media, at least two of those contributed to the boy's death. It's a small web.

DragonMaster#1
February 20th, 2007, 09:12 AM
Even if I agreed that it's all everyone else's fault, he still would have grown up into a moronic adult. Logic is so logical.

LilCuteThing
February 20th, 2007, 02:18 PM
Wow, that is terrible. Kids scare the hell out to me. They try to do the stupidest things. You have to constantly watch them.

Corrosion
February 20th, 2007, 02:30 PM
Tragic, but a little thoughtless (oh the understatement)

Goku Goku
February 23rd, 2007, 12:31 AM
That's so bad, the poor little boy hardly did anything, and just took his life away without accomplishing and experiencing much. Who would want to copy Saddam anyway, and hang yourself. Sad world... :(

MegaDitto
February 23rd, 2007, 04:07 AM
I know he was just a small kid, but if he had lived, he would have grown up into a moronic adult. Most kids do. That's why there are so many moronic adults.

Don't decide a kid future.

Mostly you just called yourself one right now anyways.

Always and Never
February 23rd, 2007, 05:28 AM
Well, the people do have a right to air saddam's death. I'm not saying it is right but that was really big news. If parents didn't want their kids to watch it then maybe they could of stopped them. I don't know, copying a mass-murderer like Saddam is a pretty stupid thing to do.

Warning: Copying Saddam may result in Death.

Captain Arcane
February 25th, 2007, 02:20 AM
First, its the parrents fault for making it possible for the kid to access a video like that, second the kid had a choice, he may not have understood life and death, but he had a choice.

QT Plusle
February 25th, 2007, 02:25 AM
That is terrible!!! I have a 10 year old brother and it's hard to imagine him ever thinking of this o.o *Squee! (with fear)

Loyal Arcanine
February 25th, 2007, 02:55 PM
I already had doubts about the usefulness of showing that stuff on air, and this just shows that it wasn't a good idea.

.Bastion
February 25th, 2007, 04:11 PM
I was really disturbed when I heard about it on the news...

A ten year old kid may not know the impact of what he was doing at the time but it seems unlikely. It also depends on the parents to let him know about these things. They shouldn't have let him watch it in the first place. I think the real blame was the media though. It just goes to show that airing things like this can be harmful.

Rinji
March 1st, 2007, 09:12 PM
How exactly was it accidental? The kid was mimicking a hanging and hung himself. Sounds like it was pretty deliberate to me.

There's a reason why they use the word 'hanged' rather than 'hung' when referring to death by hanging...I'm not going to say why on a forum with kids on it though >_>; Just yeah...Careful lol *grammar freak*


Anyway, this is very sad...But why in the world did this kid even try to mimic that?! An execution, obviously, is not really something you want to re-enact...Although kids' Ids (Not IDs, ids. It's instinct and impulses, and it's where the word 'idiot comes from') have more control than their egos (the ability to think things through, not cockiness). Same goes for teenagers, because their (our, I am 15 xD) prefrontal cortexes are not fully developed and so they go with their impulses and have suicidal behaviors.

...*also a psychology nut* :B

z0n3
March 5th, 2007, 09:29 AM
I can't believe there are even people suggesting it shouldn't have been shown! ofcourse it should have. you can't censor things. Just because the kid was ten, his parents should have taught him more or something to that effect. It's really not medias fault.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
March 5th, 2007, 04:10 PM
I don't think this was accidental, he probably wanted to comit suicide for some odd reason. If he seen the video of Suddam's hanging then he should know that, would lead to death.

:t354:~*!*~Queen Boo~*!*~

Crimson Arcanine
March 7th, 2007, 02:11 PM
Has our world really degraded so much that a 10 year old boy would mimic the hanging of Saddam because it was on TV? I would of thought the media woundn't show that sort of thing in "normal hours" or that thier parents were more responsable. I cannot really symphinize with the parents either, but I might be being harsh saying that

Ben Kenobi
March 7th, 2007, 03:21 PM
Reminds me when someone at my school hung himself from the door using his tie.

This was last year though, before Saddam was hung plus he was old enough to know better.

He lived in case you're curious.

Bkue
March 15th, 2007, 03:25 PM
Well, I can't say I'm sad. I might have been if he was like- five. Ten year olds should know what happens if you hang yourself.

So, he knew he was going to die if he did it, yet he still did? :\

Why let a 10 year old watch a hanging? How about not blaming the Tv, and make him take responsiblity for his stupidity?

As much as I hate to avoid something bad like this with a post like this, But I have to agree COMPLETELY.

When I was 10 I knew That rope + jump = DEATH. Besides, When do you leave a 10 year old home alone? When I was 10 I still went to day care >_> And since when do you let a 10 year old watch Saddam Hussien be executed? I know he couldve turned it on to watch a cartoon, but why would he watch that?

Blastoise
March 21st, 2007, 09:11 PM
If he were much older, he could qualify for a Darwin Award.

In all seriousness, though, I guess it's kind of sad. But this is what happens when your kid doesn't have an established knowledge of the difference between fantasy and reality...without that, they'll do just about anything with no regard for their own safety.

Ledgend of the UnKnOwns
March 24th, 2007, 02:29 PM
*Shigh* another compleatly pointless death... It's bad enough that Saddam killed so meany when he was liviing but he's claimed another life in his own death... I blame this on the childs parents for not attending the child. I also blame this on the child for being stupid enough to hang himself. But, he could have had Autism, a very common mental dissablility, ranging from complete non functioning vegetable to a kid who dosen't have social skills. 1 in 155 kids have this. So does my little brother. Some of the lower functioning kids don't understand death, mabye like this kid. My brother thought the hospital could fix him if he jumped out a 2 story window, we had to explane to him that the hospital couldn't fix it. That he'd seice to exist. He understands now, others may not be so lucky....

Dr. SmoothSeks
March 24th, 2007, 04:54 PM
There are millions of people dying every day, there's no point mourning over this one. He died, it's sad, it's over. Now we move on. No point wasting your life (or even part of your life) crying about a kid you didn't know.

*Prepares for thousands of bleeding-heart symathizers to start telling how I'm a horrible person*

Tr@ce
March 29th, 2007, 06:36 AM
WOAH. That's crazy. And sad.

Lostedeye
March 29th, 2007, 03:12 PM
I don't believe that was an accidental. I wounder what the kid was thinking when he did it.