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Mother Pushes Internet Safety After Daughter's Death

A mom is urging other parents to be more watchful over their kids' online activity after her daughter commits suicide.
MABELVALE AR--A Central Arkansas mother is urging parents to monitor their children online, inspired by her daughter's death.

Jennifer Buckner says her 13-year-old daughter Corrin took her own life, possibly reacting to a tumultuous relationship she built online.

"I hugged and kissed her and said,'I love you Dunkie, goodnight'," Buckner says, recounting nearly every word in her last conversation with her daughter.

"She hugged my neck as tight as she could and said 'love you mommy'," remembered Buckner.

The day after that conversation, she says her artistic, loving teen took her own life at home.

"The pain, there is no words to put it in," Buckner says.

Driven by her grief, Buckner is hoping to help other families avoid the pain and problems she feels pushed her daughter to the edge.

"They're kids and they don't know the danger of the internet," she says.

Buckner is urging parents to keep a more watching eye on kids online.

"They're getting on dating sites, on social media sites and they are meeting these people," she says. "They would build her up try to get to meet her, we were too strict to let her out and they would tear her down, it cut her so deep, she just wanted to be loved.

Buckner says the extra attention from the right people, especially parents, could save a life.

"It's so important cause in a moment it can take your angel, it took mine," Buckner says.

On top of dealing with their daughter's death, the family is having to pay the costs to clean up and put their daughter to rest. The Buckners started the Corrin Buckner Memorial Fund to help other families who might find themselves in the same situation. People can donate to the fund at any Regions Bank.
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