Bereaved parents whose children took own lives demand more access to content they were exposed to online

6 months ago
A landmark inquest ruling that found teenager Molly Russell took her own life while "suffering from the negative effects of online content" has empowered a group of bereaved parents to demand more access to their children's social media activity.

Bereaved parents of children who took their own lives want authorities to take online histories into account when determining their cause of death.

The mother of Archie Battersbee, who died in August 2022 after a "prank or experiment" that went wrong, joined other families to demand more access to content their children were exposed to online.

"I think it should be available and be part of the whole investigation," Hollie Dance told Sky News.

"When it comes to a child's death, everything should be looked into.