Teen Commits Suicide Over Not Getting Enough Likes On Social Media
A Nineteen year old British teen committed suicide apparently from not getting enough of attention and likes on social media. According to The Hollywood Unlocked.com, Chloe Davison was discovered at her home after allegedly hanging herself in her room. According to her sister Jade, Chloe was an aspiring model and really loved the attention that she was receiving from social media including Snap chat, Instagram and Facebook.
“If she put a picture on Facebook, she would ask the whole family to like her picture. She was too concerned about what other people thought about her. She thought she wasn’t good enough unless she was getting loads of likes and comments. If she didn’t get enough likes, she didn’t feel accepted,”
Chloe's mother blames social media for her daughters death and truly feels that something should be done to prevent this from happening in the future.
“Social media took over Chloe’s life, whether that be Snapchat or Facebook. Chloe was beautiful, but she didn’t see that. She cared too much about how other people saw her.”
This is a horrific story for any parent to have to deal with. I understand what social media and the internet is intended for, but unfortunately this generation is truly infatuated with social media. As parents it is strictly up to us to instill morals and values within self to our children. However some on social media do an unjust when criticizing and speaking negatively to our children and often it's out of our control.
If you know of someone who is seems to be contemplating suicide or have other negative thoughts. Please have them to call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.