19 year old Chloe Davison who was addicted to social media committed suicide because she didn’t get enough “likes” on her social media photos.
The nineteen year old was an aspiring model who relied on her social media handles to feel good about herself.
In an interview with her older sister Jade, she said that “Chloe thought she wasn’t good enough unless she was getting tons of reactions and comments on her social media photos,” her 20-year-old sister said.
Chloe hanged herself in her bedroom moments after she notice not having enough photo likes on social media.
Chloe started using social media few year ago, “and all she would talk about was how many likes she got on a photo,” her mum Clair Reynolds, 44, said.
“Chloe was seriously addicted to apps like Instagram and Snapchat,” said a friend of Chloe’s family, Nick Coombs, 55, who had known her since she was a kid.
“Chloe normally spend hours taking the perfect photo, but would delete it later if it didn’t get popular enough,” Coombs added.
According to her mum, Chloe struggled socially at school and rarely went out with friends, she prefer staying indoors and taking pictures of herself for instagram and snapchat.
The pretty 19-year-old was often targeted by online trolls who would send her abusive messages and mocked her appearance.
“Chloe cried many nights because someone had said something stupid about her photos online,” her older sister Jade Davison told the news.
On Friday night, Jade and her mum returned home from a bar around 11:30pm, and found the teenager hanging in her bedroom.
She had been taking selfies moments before she killed herself, according to Nick Coombs, 55, who was at the house when the brunette was found dead.
“Her hair and makeup were still perfect when we took her body down,” Coombs said. “She was wearing some new lingerie that she’s been excited to model on.”
Chloe’s mum, Clair Reynolds, said she blamed social media for the frustration of her daughter. “Social media was in control of Chloe’s life, whether that be Snapchat or Facebook or instagram.”
She added: “Chloe was beautiful, but she didn’t see that. She cared too much about other people’s opinion on her appearance”.
She added that too many people felt they could say whatever they wanted to the attractive teen because it wasn’t face-to-face.
“She’d get hundreds of messages each day, mostly men asking her for sexual stuff,” Coombs said. “Sometimes they were nice, but other times they told Chloe they wanted to hurt her.”
Both Coombs and Jade agreed that the Chloe had low self-esteem and relied on social media for acceptance.
The 19-year-old had thousands of social media followers when she took her life.