The Guardian reports on a suicide pact carried out via internet, and the British response.
Ministers have considered outlawing sites which appears to encourage suicide, but were warned that new legislation could also criminalise fictional depictions of suicide and hinder academics and counsellors writing about the subject.
Readers may recall that we've been here before. Japan led the way, unsurprisingly, with fears of internet-mediated suicides in 2004, and a horror film in 2002. Canada had a scare on this score earlier this year.