When school shootings are broadcast on Snapchat, the effects reverberate


On Wednesday afternoon, some of the terrified teenagers of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, used social media to bear witness to the recurring tragedy of our time: a mass shooting.

These children, who’ve grown up with smartphones at the ready, did what comes naturally to them and shared their experiences on platforms like Twitter and Snapchat. The images, sounds, and comments they transmitted to their friends and family quickly went viral, providing the world horrifying glimpses of what it’s like to hear a gunman roam the halls of your school.  

SEE ALSO: During the shooting, Snap Maps took viewers inside the Florida high school Read more…

More about Social Good, Social Media, Mass Shooting, Gun Violence, and School Shooting

Social Media

Comments are closed