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Destiny Ivey knew something was up as soon as she got the text. Her friend had sent a message with just her mom’s phone number.
A 17-year-old girl with a small social media following in upstate New York was killed by a man she’d met recently on Instagram, who then posted photos of her corpse online, police said July 15.
High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realised the psychological toll of their devices until an in-class experiment that, of course, was then spreading on social media.
The callousness of people who chose death over life when a vulnerable teen asked on her Instagram account whether she should commit suicide shows that we need to re-learn how to be human online.
KUCHING (Bernama): Recently, Malaysians were shocked over the death of a teenage girl who committed suicide after 69% of pollsters on her Instagram account supported the option to kill herself.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians and the rest of the world were shocked by the story of a teenage girl who is said to have taken her own life after a poll she ran on Instagram encouraged her to do so.
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (Reuters) - Two teenagers accused of fatally shooting a classmate and wounding eight others at a Denver-area high school last week were charged with murder and attempted murder on Wednesday.
Video of a student jumping off a bridge in Shanghai after an argument with his mother prompts reflection online of intergenerational conflict
DENVER (Reuters) - A woman described as "infatuated" with the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, who bought a pump-action shotgun and ammunition after she flew into Colorado on Monday, was an extreme threat the FBI and police said on Tuesday.
Britain will make social media bosses personally liable for harmful content and shut down offending platforms under a government action plan published April 8 – the first of its kind anywhere.