& # 39; Broken parents & # 39; shoot on Facebook because they have not given their children access to their accounts
Grieving parents hit Facebook because they did not get access to the accounts of their deceased children after they died.
Lisa Bowie, whose 18-year-old son Mitchell died in 2016, did not get access to his account and said: & # 39; Facebook's lack of compassion has been terrible. & # 39;
Lorin LaFave, 51, added that the & # 39; heartbreaking & # 39; was unable to view the profile of her teenage son after he died in 2014, reports the Such a.
Her son Breck Bednar was only 14 when he was raped and murdered by 18-year-old Lewis Daynes, who was cared for by an online gaming community.
Lorin LaFave, 51, said it was & # 39; heartbreaking & # 39; was not to gain access to the profile of her teenage son Breck after he was murdered in 2014
Breck, pictured, was raped and killed in 2014 by 18-year-old Lewis Daynes after being cared for by an online gaming community
In 2016, Mrs. LaFave said that her son's murderer defied the family from prison after allegedly posting them in two Google blogs that blamed them for Breck's death.
She told 5Star show When Kids Kill that she had been hurt by & # 39; open letters & # 39; who question her grief about her son's death and accuse her of being a bad mother.
It is not known how Daynes could have uploaded the letters online, because prisoners are not allowed to use mobile phones and social media.
But Lorin said: & # 39; I know it is him, because there is only information that he and Breck would know. & # 39;
Lorin LaFave, pictured, said in 2016 that her son's murderer was spotting the family from prison
Mother Lisa, 54, explained how she begged Facebook to give her access to her son Mitchell's account after he died in Redcar's home in Redcar in 2016.
An investigation into Mitchell's death revealed that he had spoken to a girl online.
His family thinks his Facebook girlfriend was a person who used a fake profile – an online phenomenon known as catfishing.
Mother Lisa Bowie also hit Facebook when they said their & # 39; lack of compassion … was terrible & # 39; after her 18-year-old son Mitchell, pictured, died in 2016
In the days before his death, it was said that the girlfriend, named Emily, would constantly call Mitchell.
His grieving mother explained how Mitchell would activate and deactivate his Facebook account because of the difficult relationship he had.
Mrs. Bowie said she & # 39; disgusted & # 39; was that she could not access her son's account and added that & # 39; the lack of compassion from Facebook was terrible & # 39 ;.
Angie Hart, 51, from Devon, lost her daughter Katie Gammon, 15, in August 2015 after a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis.
Before she died, Katie gave her mother her Facebook password and Angie revealed how she watched messages for hours while she mourned.
Angie Hart, 51, from Devon, pictured second right with her daughter Katie, said scrolling through her daughter's Facebook profile helped her
Katie, pictured, gave her mother her Facebook password before she died in 2015 – but a month later her grieving parent was locked out of the account
However, a month after her daughter's death, Angie was blocked for her account.
She said: & # 39; Facebook has no idea how devastating it is to be blocked and ignored if you lose a child. It was her dying wish that we continue to use her Facebook. & # 39;
Ian Russell, whose daughter Molly was found dead in 2017 after viewing self-damaging images online, has also beaten the giant of social media.
Father Ian Russell, in the photo, is still trying to access his daughter's cell phone two years after her death
Molly Russell, pictured, was found dead in her bedroom in 2017 after allegedly seeing disturbing self-damaging images on Instagram
Mr. Russell is still trying to access the cell phone of his 14-year-old daughter, who is dragged by the police two years after her death.
Molly was found dead in her bedroom in 2017 after allegedly viewing troubling self-damaging images on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.
As the family continues to look for answers, Mr. Russell said that the phone information about the days prior to his daughter's death could help him and his wife close.
In the aftermath of her death, Molly's iPhone was handed over to Apple technicians who tried to access its material, but they failed to crack its complex coding.
Molly & # 39; s father Ian said that his daughter's data should naturally return to her parents because she died without a will and all her possessions went to them. Pictured: Molly as a young child
During the judicial investigation, the coroner demanded that it be given to the police for investigation – a request that Molly & # 39; s parents had to comply with.
Although the physical belongings of the schoolgirl passed to her mother and father, digital data did not, Russell claimed.
He told the sun: & She died without a will, she was fourteen, and everything else naturally returned to us as her parents. This also applies to her data. & # 39;
A Facebook spokeswoman told FEMAIL: & # 39; We do not allow anyone to register with another, even after they have died, to protect the security and privacy of the information of the deceased.
& # 39; We understand that there may be a valid legal reason to access the account and in those cases we will work closely with the relevant authorities. & # 39;
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