After a 14-year-old girl took her own life several years ago, both her parents and the public wondered how big of a role social media might have had in her suicide. According to coroner Andrew Walker: a big one!
Last week, Walker assessed the responsibility of social media in the suicide of yet another teenager. The girl reportedly watched and saved an enormous amount of content related to suicide and self-harm. According to Walker, the content that she liked or saved in the days prior to her death was “so disturbing” that even he found it “almost impossible to watch.”