Research + News | Topic: Death and Loss
Jan 29, 2019
Instagram ‘Implicated’ In Teen Suicides As It Prepares To Merge With Facebook
It’s notable that until now, Instagram has managed to remain healthily detached from the issues that have plagued Facebook over the last twelve months. Read the full article here.
May 12, 2016
France Investigates Teen’s Live Suicide On Periscope
A teenager allegedly live-streamed video of her own suicide Tuesday as she threw herself under a commuter train in suburban Paris. Read the article here.
Feb 22, 2016
Don’t Let Your Teenager Be The Next Kik Victim
Smartphone app popular among younger teens, Kik Messenger is on the defensive following the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl in Virginia who told friends she was using Kik to connect with an 18-year-old man. Read the article here.
Nov 25, 2015
ESPN takes a look at the life of Madison Holleran, a college student who, according to her Instagram account, seemed to have it all together. The truth was much different as she committed suicide in 2014.
Read the article here.
Sep 2, 2015
Texts Reveal Teen’s Efforts to Pressure Boyfriend Into Suicide
Michelle Carter faces manslaughter charges in juvenile court in Massachusetts after text messages revealed she encouraged her boyfriend to commit suicide. Read the article here.
Mar 3, 2015
Inside Tumblr’s Teen Suicide Epidemic
In the past two months, at least three transgender teenagers have committed or attempted suicide after scheduling suicide notes on the blog platform Tumblr. Read the article here.
Jan 20, 2015
A Music-Making App Designed to Help Teens Deal with Death
Flutter is an app designed to help teens deal with death by making music. Read the article here.