Research + News | Topic: Death and Loss

Teens Film TikTok Prank Telling 8-Year-Old Her Parents Died – How Should They Be Punished?

If you suspect your child is bullying others online or off, experts say parents need to be on the front lines of fixing the problem. Read the article here.

4 Teenagers Arrested Over ‘Live-Streamed’ Murder Of 15-Year-Old Girl In Walmart

Four young girls were arrested over the weekend after the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old girl at a Louisiana Walmart was live-streamed on social media. Read the article here.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.