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After US teen is slain, photos of her corpse circulate online

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.

US schools reckon with social stress: ‘I’m on my phone so much’

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.

Human Writes: Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people today

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.

Cops: Teen who committed suicide after Instagram poll suffered from depression

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.

Teen suicide brings social media usage and mental health into sharp focus

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.

Teen suspects in Colorado school shooting formally charged; case sealed

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.

Teen’s death spurs parenting debate in China

Video of a student jumping off a bridge in Shanghai after an argument with his mother prompts reflection online of intergenerational conflict

FBI seeks woman 'infatuated with Columbine' in Colorado schools threat

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 takes aim at social media bosses in world first

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.