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9 year old Catholic girl Ellie Garcia's last tik tok video was about Jesus She is one of the victims of the Texas school shooting. She would have celebrated her 10th birthday on June 4.
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aderito
Lord embrace this girl and all the other children in your Kingdom
Ave Crux
Added to the tragedy of her death is the tragedy that she was already uploading to TikTok at 9 years of age (!?). At 9 years of age my siblings and I weren't even watching television -- my parents wouldn't let us waste our free time on that. We were outside skating, bike riding, playing ball, going to the park, etc. The only consolation is that young girl's last video spoke of Our Lord. May He …More
Added to the tragedy of her death is the tragedy that she was already uploading to TikTok at 9 years of age (!?). At 9 years of age my siblings and I weren't even watching television -- my parents wouldn't let us waste our free time on that. We were outside skating, bike riding, playing ball, going to the park, etc. The only consolation is that young girl's last video spoke of Our Lord. May He receive her into His merciful arms. Requiescat in pace...
Cassandra Laments
I don't think she was wasting her free time speaking about Jesus to others who, going by what she was saying here, possibly didn't know much about Him, if anything.

That doesn't mean I approve of children spending hours every day in dubious online activities, but do we have any idea how much time she spent online or what she did on it or are we just guessing here?
Ave Crux
@Cassandra Laments If you read my whole comment, you will see I express being consoled that she at least used her last video to speak of Our Lord. What saddens me is that 9-year old children are using social media to broadcast their lives and inmost thoughts to the entire world -- most in an exercise of ego and vanity rather than evangelization.

How is it that 9-year old children are doing …More
@Cassandra Laments If you read my whole comment, you will see I express being consoled that she at least used her last video to speak of Our Lord. What saddens me is that 9-year old children are using social media to broadcast their lives and inmost thoughts to the entire world -- most in an exercise of ego and vanity rather than evangelization.

How is it that 9-year old children are doing this when they should have childhoods filled with much more wholesome childhood activities instead of being indoors filming themselves making statements to the world.....???????

My comment was about what is happening to our youth -- sunk deep in the entrails of social media addiction and stage-play -- which the field of psychology is identifying as a mental health risk for young children. Let's not be naive -- it's a platform that is interfering with the normal human, mental, emotional and spiritual --especially spiritual -- development of our children.
Jeffrey Ade
Oh sure!