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Suicide Rates Among Children 10 to 14 Years Old Have Tripled, Experts Blame Social Media

Added 10-19-19 02:45:03pm EST - “While a specific cause was not identified, several experts believe excessive use of social media may be to blame.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Suicide Rates Among Children 10 to 14 Years Old Have Tripled, Experts Blame Social Media”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Alexandr23 / ShutterstockEmotionally depressed young male is sitting on the floor with his hands on his head. (Alexandr23 / Shutterstock)

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Both suicide and homicide rates among children, teens and young adults have increased an alarming amount, according to a new report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

While a specific cause was not identified, several experts believe excessive use of social media may be to blame.

Deaths due to suicide and homicide are “a major cause of premature death to persons aged 10–24 in the United States,” according to the report published earlier this month.

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