The father of Molly Russell, the teenager who took her own life after viewing disturbing material online, has urged social networks to take action immediately and not drag their feet until a regulator is introduced.
The father of Molly Russell, the teenager who took her own life after viewing disturbing material online, has welcomed Government plans for tougher regulation of harmful content.
Psychiatrists must consider the impact of social media on all the children they assess for mental health problems, experts have said.
The Duke of Cambridge has written to the family of schoolgirl Molly Russell after her father said Instagram was partly responsible for her suicide.
The father of Molly Russell has urged the Government to introduce regulation on social media platforms in order to make the internet a “safer place, especially for the young”.
A proposed crackdown on social media companies is expected to be announced, to force them to remove illegal content and protect vulnerable users.
The father of a 14-year-old girl who took her own life has said Instagram “helped kill my daughter”.