Molly Russell died while suffering negative effects of online content, coroner concludes | ITV News

Molly russell died while suffering negative effects of online content, coroner concludes | itv news

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Schoolgirl Molly Russell died after suffering from “negative effects of online content”, a senior coroner has concluded in a landmark ruling.

Online material viewed by the 14-year-old on sites such as Instagram and Pinterest “was not safe” and “shouldn’t have been available for a child to see”, Andrew Walker found at North London Coroner’s Court on Friday.

Molly, from Harrow in north-west London, died in November 2017 from an act of self-harm after viewing material from the “ghetto of the online world”.

Concluding it would not be “safe” to rule Molly’s cause of death was suicide, Mr Walker said the teenager “died from an act of self-harm while suffering depression and the negative effects of online content”.

Molly’s father Ian Russell, speaking outside court after the coroner’s conclusion, said he hoped it would “bring about change”.

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