Paris Jackson has been recuperating from a suicide attempt earlier this month. While we have stories about what exactly happened we don’t know for sure, although we’re getting another piece. Facebook may have had something to do with it, specifically, cyber bullying. From TMZ:
Sources closely connected to Paris tell TMZ … the 15-year-old has been reeling from comments left on her Facebook page — many about Michael Jackson and his lifestyle. Some of the comments involve the various molestation allegations … others involve the odd life Paris lived while Michael was alive.
We’re told Paris has taken the comments very personally … and one source says, “They destroyed her.” The source adds, there’s a nexus between the bullying and her penchant for cutting.
Now here’s the problem. Paris does not have access to her Facebook page while she’s in the psych ward at UCLA Medical Center. But her family is deeply concerned that she’ll backslide if she goes back on Facebook when she gets out.
The family is extremely frustrated, because they’ve tried to shut down Paris’ Facebook page, but they can’t — Facebook’s policy is that the family of a user has no right to shut down an account if the user is 13 years of age or older.
I guess her Facebook settings weren’t set to just trusted friends and family. It’s impossible of course to filter out everything on Facebook that you don’t want.
I don’t know what to do here. What would your solution be?