It’s hard to believe that this story is out of my home state in Michigan, but it’s one that made me take serious pause this morning. As a parent, one of my worst fears is having my child succumb to the intense pressures and darkness of social media.
As adults, it’s easy to get “sucked in” to the online world — I’ve done it myself and I know how it can feel like the “online” world is the real world. But for young children, whose brains are still developing and who just do not have the capability to separate the two or see a bigger picture, social media can wreak havoc on their lives.
And in this case, even end a life.