Facebook and MySpace can lead children to commit suicide, warns Archbishop Nichols

Websites such as Facebook and MySpace encourage teenagers to view friendship as a “commodity” and are leading them to suicide, the head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales has warned.Archbishop Vincent Nichols said the sites are leading teenagers to build “transient relationships” which leave them unable to cope when their social networks collapse. He said the internet and mobile phones were “dehumanising” community life.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/5956719/Facebook-and-MySpace-can-lead-children-to-commit-suicide-warns-Archbishop-Nichols.htmlAlso see:Facebook criticised by Archbishop
Social networking websites, texting and e-mails are undermining community life, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has warned.Archbishop Vincent Nichols said MySpace and Facebook led young people to seek “transient” friendships, with quantity becoming more important than quality.He said a key factor in suicide among young people was the trauma caused when such loose relationships collapsed.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8180115.stmFacebook and MySpace drive teens to suicide, says Vincent Nichols
The spiritual leader of the four million Roman Catholics in England and Wales has damned social network sites, accusing them of undermining community life and leading teenagers to suicide.Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols said MySpace and Facebook led young people to seek “transient” friendships, with quantity becoming more important than quality. MySpace is owned by News Corp, parent company of The Times.
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