Worriedmom36
So recently we have been having problems with our daughter in a group chat she having on whatsapp with her friends where there is alot of swearing from her friends and some of them are being nasty to our daughter aswell as doing a search on her mobile to find out there has been searches on inappropriate adult sites aswell but when we ask her she says its not her says her friends have been on her phone and that it vile and she either lashes out or clams up in a ball and cries. This is heartwrenching to see as lastnight she threatened to stop eating and starve herself and then started saying she would kill herself if we didnt believe her😢Im at my wits end and dont know what to do because I constantly worry she getting bullied at school or there another reason to her behaviour as lastnight I sat outside her room all night watching her to make sure she didnt do anything stupid....Please help x
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familylives
Hi, I understand that this is a difficult and troubling situation. Teenagers do tend to swear and be vile just because it the first time in their lives that they're able to in their newfound independence. Also, children of all ages are very curious and taboo subjects just make them more curious, it's very likely that she searched them herself and is too embarrassed or worried of the consequences to tell you. Perhaps, if you stopped going through her phone and built trust with her she might feel able to confide in you. If she feels like she has no privacy, then she's less likely to talk to you. You may find it helpful to read our articles on teenage health and well being. If you feel you need further support please e-mail us at askus@familylives.org.uk or call our freephone helpline on 0808 800 2222.
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