30 Sep 2022

Molly Russell died suffering from ‘negative effects of online content’, says coroner

Fourteen-year-old Molly Russell viewed thousands of images of self-harm and suicide on social media before taking her own life in 2017.


Today, a coroner ruled that this material  – on sites such as Instagram and Pinterest – contributed to Molly’s death “in a more than minimal way,” saying it “should not have been available for a child to see.”


This report contains details of the social media content that the coroner said contributed to Molly Russell’s death.