Is social media contributing to the rising teen suicide rate? (6/11)

Sadie Riggs, 15, had dreamed of becoming a lawyer, firefighter or veterinarian. In her freshman year of high school, kids starting making fun of her for her red hair and braces. Sadie was tormented on Facebook, Instagram and Kik, where classmates would tell her to kill herself. Her mother went to the police, contacted Instagram headquarters and even broke her phone. On June 19, Sadie hanged herself. Recent studies have shown a rise in both teen suicides and self-harm, particularly among teenage girls.

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