An Instagram model who was reportedly addicted to social media committed suicide five days before Christmas.
Her funeral is taking place today, January 10 at Mountsett Crematorium.
Chloe Davison was found dead at her family home in Lanchester, County Durham, on December 20 aged just 19.
Chloe was an upcoming model who relied on social media to feel good about herself.
According to her 20-year-old elder sister Jade Davison, Chloe thought she wasn’t good enough unless she got loads of likes and comments.
“Chloe was crying many nights because someone had said something horrible about her online,” Jade told the media.
The deceased, who had thousands of social media followers, was often targeted by online trolls who would send her nasty messages and mocked her appearance, the sister says.
The 19-year-old teen hanged herself in her bedroom moments after she had been active on social media, according to reports.
Her grieving mum, Clair Reynolds, 44, says the family did not celebrate Christmas and says she doesn’t think they will ever again.
She told ChronicleLive: “Chloe was beautiful, but she didn’t see that. She cared so much about how people saw her. She would post a picture on social media and want all her family to like it. If it wasn’t good enough she’d remove it.
“I blame social media a lot for what has happened. The impact it has, especially on younger people, can be devastating. Social media took over Chloe’s life – whether that be Snapchat or Facebook.
“She struggled socially from being at school so she didn’t work. Social media was her way of getting through the day. She didn’t go out a lot.
“Younger people need more help and education on social media. There are too many people out there who can say what they like because it’s not face-to-face,” the mum said.
The 19-year-old had thousands of social media followers when she killed herself.