Chloe Davison, a 19 year old aspiring model believed to be addicted to social media terminated her life after failing to gain enough “likes” on her uploaded photos.
According to her older sister, Jade. The deceased teenager relied so much on the social media as a means of feeling good about herself.
“She thought she wasn’t good enough unless she was getting loads of likes and comments,” her 20-year-old sister stated.
The selfie-loving teen hanged herself in her bedroom moments after she had been active on social media.
Chloe’s mum and sister reportedly returned home from a bar around 11:30pm, and found the teenager hanging in her bedroom.
After the girl started using social media several year ago, “all she would talk about was how many likes she got,” her mum Clair Reynolds, 44, said.
“She was addicted to apps like Instagram and Snapchat,” said family friend Nick Coombs, 55, who had known Chloe since she was young.
“She would spend hours taking the perfect photo, but would delete it later if it didn’t get popular enough,” Coombs added.
Chloe struggled socially at school and rarely went out with friends, instead staying indoors and taking pictures of herself for social media.
Chloe had been taking selfies moments before she killed herself, according to Nick Coombs, 55, who was at the house when the brunette was found dead.
“When we took her body down, her hair and makeup were still perfect,” Coombs said. “She was wearing some new lingerie that she’d been excited to model.”
The 19-year-old had thousands of social media followers when she killed herself.
Her mother, Clair Reynolds, said she blamed social media for what happened. “Social media took over Chloe’s life, whether that be Snapchat or Facebook.”
She added: “Chloe was beautiful, but she didn’t see that. She cared too much about how other people saw her.”
Coombs said that too many people felt they could say whatever they wanted to the attractive teen because it wasn’t face-to-face.
“She’d get hundreds of messages each day, mostly men asking her for sexual stuff,” Coombs said. “Sometimes they were nice, but other times they told Chloe they wanted to hurt her.”
Both adults agreed that the girl had low self-esteem and relied on social media for reassurance.