Prince William will write to family of tragic teen Molly Russell who committed suicide after viewing disturbing online content

THE Duke of Cambridge is expected to write to the family of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who took her own life after viewing disturbing material online.

Molly saw content on social media linked to self-harm and suicide before her death in November 2017 in Harrow, North West London.

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The Duke of Cambridge is a campaigner against cyber-bullying and is expected to write to the family of Molly Russell[/caption]

Molly, from Harrow, north-west London, was found to have viewed content on social media linked to anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicide before ending her life in November 2017.

The duke has previously spoken out about social media companies and their responsibilities to stop the spread of harmful material online.

In a speech at BBC Broadcasting House in London in November, he accused tech giants of “being on the back foot” when tackling issues such as cyber bullying, fake news and hate speech.

“The noise of shareholders, bottom lines, and profits is distracting them from the values that made them so successful in the first place,” he said.

“They are so proud of what they have built that they cannot hear the growing concern from their users.”

Earlier this month, a pre-inquest review hearing heard police were confident they could access Molly’s electronic devices to view the data.

  • If you or a loved one are affected by mental health problems, or suicidal thoughts, call the Samaritans helpline on 116 123

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Molly Russell took her own life at 14-years-old after viewing disturbing images online[/caption]

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Ian, Molly’s father, believes Instagram is to blame for his daughters death[/caption]



 

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