Overseas Network, Jan. 23, a 14-year-old girl committed suicide after seeing pictures of her self-mutilation in the social media. Her father accused the social media Instagram of being an accomplice to her daughters suicide.
Molly, a 14-year-old girl in high school, was found dead one day in 2017 when she returned home from school, the Mirror reported Wednesday. Before the girl died, she left a note that said, Im sorry, I did it for myself.
It is understood that the girl used to browse some disturbing posts without the knowledge of her family, and it was not until 2017 when the girl committed suicide that her family realized this.
Ian Russell, the girls father, believes that it was her daughter who browsed pictures on Instagram about self-mutilation that led to her suicide, and that some linking self-mutilation to suicide content on the Internet was shocking. He said that social media is responsible for childrens suicide, which is supposed to be promising.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, the girls father described these disturbing dark pictures and said Instagram was an accomplice to her daughters suicide.
A lot of the content on the website is positive, the girls father said in an interview. But the negative content is horrible. I have no doubt that Instagram helped kill my daughter.
In an interview with the Mirror, a spokesman for Instagram said they regretted the girls accident and expressed condolences to Mollys family. The spokesman added that Instagram does not allow publicity or glorification of eating disorders, self-mutilation or suicide and will try to eliminate them, but for many young people, discussing mental health together is an important way to restore mental health, so social media currently does not remove certain content, but is available for viewing when needed.
Source: Xu Meng-NN7485, responsible editor of Overseas Networks