New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Password:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
 
 
Comment > Opinion >

Left to their own devices

Young people are under pressure online: they need more straightforward communication, argues Tess Kuin Lawton

WE HEARD the terrible story, once again last week, of teenagers' taking their own lives after online pressure. Last Friday the funeral was held of Hannah Smith, a 14-year-old who was found hanged after being bullied on the internet. She had posted a question about her eczema on the ask.fm site, and received anonymous answers that were abusive and filled with hate. On the same day, the death of 17-year-old Daniel Perry was announced. He had jumped from the Forth Bridge, after being ...

If you have a valid subscription to Church Times, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.
Job of the week

University Chaplain

South West

University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth Plymouth, Britain's Ocean City University Chaplain With its 175 year heritage, outstanding reputation for teaching in distinctive subject areas a...  Read More

Signup for job alerts
Top feature

A lantern unto their feet

A lantern unto their feet

The words and, sometimes, the very presence of the Bible were a source of comfort and inspiration during the First World War  Subscribe to read more

Question of the week
Is outing counter-productive?

To prevent multiple voting, we now ask readers to be logged in. This is free, quick and easy, honestly. Click here to login or register

Top comment

Why the worry about ministering together?

Some clergy are too fearful of collaborative ways of working, says Brian Cranwell   Subscribe to read more

Fri 1 Aug 14 @ 17:20
Glasgow's churches are getting in the Commonwealth Games spirit http://t.co/eInGQcGyrO @morethangolduk

Fri 1 Aug 14 @ 15:30
http://t.co/RuxGJqihxU