A song is not going to make someone go out and kill themselves, I agree. But when you have a teen, or even a pre-teen, thats going through that adolescent angst to begin with, and who may have depressive tendancies which may be hidden, and parents who are thinking, “It’s only a phase” - that is a dangerous combination.
If a child spends hours listening to dreadful music about how bad the world is and nobody understands you and everybody hates you, etc., this is not a healthy thing.
If the child starts cutting (and I don’t mean school), and it’s cool weather and they wear long sleeves, this behaviour can go on for a long time before a parent is aware.
If the child is left unsupervised in their room with the computer… this can also be dangerous.
Put this all together with emo videos instructing how to kill yourself (and this is what her parents found on my friend’s granddaughter’s computer) and mix them all together, and oftentimes what you end up with is one dead child.
Parents - keep your eyes open. Keep the lines of communication open, starting from when they are very young. Move the computer into an open area and use every parental control modern technology gives you. Get to know their friends, their music. Wash every long sleeve shirt in the house if you have to so you’ll be able to see if your child is cutting. And don’t hesitate for one second to get help for your child if you see the warning signs piling up.