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

Headteacher

North West

ST MICHAEL'S CE HIGH SCHOOL, CHORLEY, LANCASHIRE 'Excellence within a Christian Context' Pending the retirement of our present highly successful Headteacher in December 2015, the governors are seek...  Read More

Signup for job alerts
Top feature

A vase? You must be kidding

A vase? You must be kidding

Flower festivals have become big business, attracting visitors and funds. Jemima Thackray plots their growth  Subscribe to read more

Question of the week
Regardless of the amount given, are there fewer people donating to your church than in previous years?

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

Smug and weird — no wonder it’s a turn-off

Congregations need to welcome newcomers with a sensitivity to their questions and doubts, says Christopher Whitby  Read More

Thu 30 Jul 15 @ 17:24
Get tomorrow's Church Times on iPhone or iPad. Subscribers can download our app for free. http://t.co/wxeFZGHDf5 http://t.co/4TjKVIzVEF

Thu 30 Jul 15 @ 17:01
RT @CHBookshopMembers of our Friends Scheme - make sure you check out http://t.co/ZIk81T9U5y on Monday! http://t.co/QXGsPJJS2Y