Mom: 11-year-old killed himself following twisted social media prank

Mom: 11-year-old killed himself following twisted social media prank

An 11-year-old Michigan boy ended his life after a twisted social media prank, according to his mother.

Goss told CBS she did not approve of the relationship between her son and the older girl and had contacted the 13-year-old's parent and aunt. She said she hopes the devastating incident sends the message that parents have to be aware of the dark side of social media. 

“Please monitor all of your children's technological device usage,” Goss said as a plea to parents. “It is not an invasion of privacy. It is imperative to know what they are doing and to whom they are socializing with.”

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