“She thought she wasn’t good enough unless she was getting loads of likes and comments,” her 20-year-old sister said.
The teenager hanged herself in her bedroom shortly after she had been active on social media.
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After she started using social media several year ago, “all she would talk about was how many likes she got,” her 44-year-old mother, Clair Reynolds, said.
“She was addicted to apps like Instagram and Snapchat,” family friend, Nick Coombs, 55, who had known Chloe since she was young also said.
“She would spend hours taking the perfect photo, but would delete it later if it didn’t get popular enough”.
Chloe struggled socially at school, and rarely went out with friends, instead she would stay indoors and take pictures of herself for social media.
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She was often targeted by online trolls, who would send her nasty messages and mocked her appearance, The Sun reports.
“Chloe was crying many nights because someone had said something horrible about her online,” Jade told the news.
The deceased’s mother and sister returned home from a bar around 11:30pm last Friday, and found the teenager hanging in her bedroom.
Chloe had been taking selfies moments before she killed herself, according to Coombs, who was at the house when the girl was found dead.
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“When we took her body down, her hair and makeup were still perfect,” Coombs added.
“She was wearing some new lingerie that she’d been excited to model.”
Her mother blamed social media for her daughter’s death.
“Social media took over Chloe’s life, whether that be Snapchat or Facebook.”
“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 get her attention.
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“She’d get hundreds of messages each day, mostly men asking her for sexual stuff,” Coombs further said.
“Sometimes they were nice, but other times they told Chloe they wanted to hurt her.”
Both of them agreed that Chloe had low self-esteem, and relied on social media for reassurance.
She had thousands of social media followers when she killed herself.
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