Parents I know you don't want to be that mom or dad that hovers over everything your children do but do not risk your child's safety for a friendship with them. We as guardians must monitor and be very stern with the time your teens spend away from you, who they hang with, and to educate them on any ignorance they have on things that can potentially harm them: drugs, firearms, stds, and the obsession with social media. Thirteen-year-old Malachi Hemphill was live on the Instagram playing with a gun when the firearm goes off and kills the teen in his bedroom while more than 50 people are tuned in. Malachi's mother and sister rushed to the room to see him laying on the floor in a pool full of blood.
“I heard a big boom. I couldn’t tell if it was a gun shot or what, " said Shaniqua Stephens. "My daughter screamed and said, ‘Mom turn his phone off!' As I proceeded to look at his phone he was on Instagram Live.”