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Facebook Can Make Children Suicidal With Depression

by | 29th, March 2011

SCARE Story of the Day was in the Daily Mail , which published the headline:

Facebook puts vulnerable children at risk of depression, warn doctors.

The facts:

Being shunned on a social networking website can be more harmful than if a child is ignored by their friends in real-life, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Well, it can be, we suppose.

And it can kill. Yep, Facebook can kill:

The group, which has published its first set of social media guidelines, explains that online harassment ‘can cause profound psycho-social outcomes’, including suicide – as seen with schoolboy Tom Mullaney last May.

The 15-year-old was found dead at his home in Bournville, Birmingham, after being threatened on Facebook with being attacked at school.

Or as the police said:

“We don’t suspect that there was any third party involvement,” said Det Insp Mayhew.

Meanwhile, back in the

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