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What to do if your child has seen the Suicide Tik Tok Video

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Sep 9, 2020

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This morning, Lucy and Kel spoke to Australia’s foremost expert in the area of young people and cyber safety, former Police officer of 27 years, Susan McClean, about the Tik Tok Suicide video. 

Tragically, there was a suicide that occurred on a live streaming service, which has now made its way into the feeds of many people and children around the world, over the last few days. This includes platforms such as Tik Tok, Instagram and Facebook. We can imagine this is a very traumatising video that no one should see. Many of listeners have reached out saying they have inadvertently seen it, and so have their children, and are all very upset.

NOTE : If you are struggling and need to talk to someone, please reach out for help. Don’t go it alone. If your children have watched this video, please reach out for help to an organisation.

Lifeline: 13 11 14 or lifeline.org.au

Light Careline : 9583 CARE

Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636 or beyondblue.org.au

Beyond Blue’s coronavirus support service: 1800 512 348 or coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au

Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 or kidshelpline.com.au

Headspace: 1800 650 890 or headspace.org.au

Listen to the discussion below!