US Teen Girl Saves Life of UK Facebook Friend

April 8, 2009 at 10:35 am 1 comment


Facebook friend saves life of suicidal teenager from the other side of the Atlantic,” reported by The Daily Mail.  

This story is encouraging on several fronts.  First and foremost, this young man is still alive, and will hopefully get the professional help he needs.  Beyond the averted tragedy, this story is a great example of a teen girl doing the right thing and acting compassionately.  We’ve been plagued in the last year by some high profile stories of teens and parents who were silent bystanders, or worse, encouragers of teens taking their lives, and this is a refreshing example of compassionate responsibility on behalf of this girl and her parents.  This is also strong evidence of teens being willing to “self-police” in online spaces and knowing when to engage adults for additional support.    Kudos to this teenage heroine for taking action and saving the life of her Facebook friend!

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  • 1. Amy Looper  |  April 14, 2009 at 8:32 am

    This story should be splashed all over the press in my opinion! We don’t hear enough of the “good” that kids are very willing to step up and do for one another.

    Everyone stepped up in this instance and a life was saved.

    It does support what we’ve know for a decade now, that often many kids are using social meida tools to help them survive their youth.


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