Suicide - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:04 pm on 8th September 2020.

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Photo of Lord Dobbs Lord Dobbs Conservative 1:04 pm, 8th September 2020

Recently published figures show an alarming, significant increase in suicides among young people, even boys and girls aged 10. Those were pre-Covid statistics. Those statistics are heartbreaking and, I think we all agree, inexcusable. Does my noble friend believe that the social media companies are really owning up to their responsibilities in combating abuse and bullying online? Are we owning up to our responsibilities in schools to educate children about the safe use of social media and to pass on to them the wisdom and support they need?