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Thursday, 6 April 2017

11-yr-old Boy commits suicide over social media prank

An 11-year-old boy, Tysen Benz has committed suicide over a social media prank, his mother confirmed. He was put on life support on March 14 after attempting suicide in Marquette, Michigan.


The boy died in hospital on Tuesday from his injuries.

'He impulsively chose to end his own life as a result of a horrific act of a social media prank which is under investigation by authorities,' Ms Goss said.

The details of the prank are not yet clear.  

'He clung on with the help of life support until Tuesday. He has now been set free and can rest in peace. He was loved by everyone he knew and he will absolutely never be forgotten,' she said.

Ms Goss encouraged families to speak out and communicate with their children about the dangers of the internet, texting and social media.

'I urge families to speak out, reach out and communicate with your children about life's precious gift and the dangers of the internet and texting and how telecommunications can have the same effects as speaking face to face,' she said.


'I want Tysen to be remembered as he was and all the joy he's brought to everyone. Keep his spirit alive by standing strong and fighting against social media bullying.'


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