By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

Principal cautions parents to watch for risky social media trends


December 6, 2023

High school and middle school principal Jackie Hanson wants to alert parents about a disturbing new trend around the country in social media in which students are encouraging each other to engage in self-destructive acts.

Hanson sent a memo to parents on Nov. 10 about how some users of TikTok, a video-sharing social media platform which in the past has been at the center of controversy, are instructing their viewers to encourage suicide.

“As of lately, the forum is encouraging viewers to use phrases such as, ‘Go kill yourself.’ or ‘Go kill yourself, it will be better for everyone,...

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