Simon had left a website on his computer in which he thanked his friends from suicide chat rooms."I had no idea that these sites existed before the death of my son.A web administrator on a pro-suicide website saidof critics of such sites: "They think death is an inherently bad thing, while I don't." Suicide accounts for the deaths of more than 5,500 people a year in the UK, and is the most common cause of death among teenagers.In 2004, 635 young people aged between 15 and 24 took their own lives.What they didn't know, as she went off on a bike ride one day in May last year, was that she had made a secret pact with girls she had met in suicide chat rooms to take her own life.Her body was found hanging in woods near her home in Branton, near Doncaster, four days later.
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Additional reporting by Claire O'Boyle A SCHOOLGIRL'S DEATH WISH 'Online, she was a completely different child' Carina Stephenson was an apparently happy, normal teenager.
The 17-year-old was described by her parents as "the perfect daughter".