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These parents believe social media is responsible for their 14-year-old daughter's suicide – and a court has now agreed

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Molly Russell’s family believe she took her life after being exposed to disturbing content on social media. (PHOTO: Molly Russell Foundation)
Molly Russell’s family believe she took her life after being exposed to disturbing content on social media. (PHOTO: Molly Russell Foundation)

Her parents didn’t think anything of it. Seeing their daughter glued to her phone for hours on end, scrolling through  social media, they told themselves she was just being an “ordinary” teenager.

But the posts 14-year-old Molly Russell was obsessively liking, pinning and sharing were anything but ordinary.

Pictures of nooses, razor blades and sleeping pills, videos of people jumping from trains and falling from buildings – unbeknown to Ian and Janet Russell, their youngest child had fallen down a rabbit hole into a dark world.

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