Experts call it the “celebrity-suicide effect,” in which copycat suicides piggyback that of someone famous.
It would change the game for cases like that of 12-year-old Katelyn Nicole Davis, who streamed her own suicide on Facebook live earlier in 2017. The young girl reportedly hung herself from a tree in her front yard, while the live stream of her lifeless body captured the 20 minutes that followed.
"Yesterday I went and planned his funeral and picked out his casket. Today I had to go look at him again and I bought a suit to wear to his funeral. These things shouldn't have to be done for a 21 year old.”
The “Blue Whale Challenge,” also called the “Blue Whale game,” and “F57,” is a “game” that investigators believe to have started in Russia, and has been the cause of multiple teen deaths by suicide. Kids are literally being blackmailed and threatened into harming themselves and others.
Two men committed suicide at the age of 21, but the attempts took place 10 years apart. Only one of the two men survived, and he's now the first person in the United States to wear another person's face.
It’s the largest form of slavery in the world. Sex trafficking. Thousands of children are arrested every year as criminals for being victims of child sexual violence. In the state of California, child prostitutes are now a thing of the past.