Teen Suicides Encouraged Online



TEEN SUICIDES ENCOURAGED ONLINE Reports emerging today about how vulnerable teens are being encouraged social media to self-harm and commit suicide are disturbing. 
 
They highlight the impact of social acculturation on young hearts and minds, a key consideration in the age of privacy-killing apps and social platforms. 
 
Even moreso, however, they highlight the dearth of meaning on offer to many of our teens. 
 
Our culture often promotes consumerism over contentment, victim mentality over self-reliance and cyber-connections over real-time human encounters. 
 
The problem of youth suicide is one with many facets, to be sure. 
 
However, the bottom line is surely that nobody commits suicide who has a sufficiently good reason to go on living. 

© Copyright 2020plus.net with Mal Fletcher

Bookmark with:

Recent QuickThinks

››  NHS App: How Secure Will It Be?

Posted on: Monday 2 July 2018

››  New Security Regime Must Focus On People

Posted on: Monday 4 June 2018

››  #MeToo Cases Can't Be Tried Via Social Media

Posted on: Wednesday 30 May 2018

››  Facebook Gets A Free Pass

Posted on: Wednesday 23 May 2018

››  ADD and Digital Comms

Posted on: Wednesday 16 May 2018