The report of the ombudsman for children of the Saratov region was commented on by political scientist Yana Amelina.
- The topic raised by the children's ombudsman for the Saratov region is indeed quite complex and taboo, despite the fact that the pedagogical and parental communities are concerned about the problems of child and adolescent suicide and destructive moods. But, unfortunately, we ourselves do not know how to approach their solution, it is easier to close our eyes and not call a spade a spade. But this does not make the problem less significant and topical, so it is not surprising that the reported data caused such a resonance in the media. I understand what the ombudsman for the rights of the child was guided by when he disclosed the details of the research based on monitoring social networks. The sounded signs of psychological distress in adolescents are a warning to all of us: parents, teachers, social workers, pediatricians. After all, we must first of all see and notice alarming symptoms: changes in behavior, appearance, addictions of our children. And even musical preferences can also be a wake-up call. It is no coincidence that the report contains a reference to the interest in the songs and personality of Kurt Cobain - a well-known fact that the death of a musician is associated with a drug overdose. His suicide led to a string of youth suicides. Obviously, this complex topic should be comprehended in society, discussed, studied by specialists. Only then can we find adequate measures and protect our children from rash actions, provoked, among other things, by fashion, imitation and the cult of self-destruction,”says Yana Amelina.