IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR DISH SUBSCRIBERS – SERVICE INTERRUPTION – CLICK HERE

Parents win right to view dead child’s Facebook page

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - It now may be easier for parents to take a look at their children's social media accounts like Facebook if they were to die.

That's something that Ricky and Diane Rash pushed for after their son committed suicide in January of 2011.

They wanted to look for clues as to why he did it, by looking at posts on his Facebook page, but the company denied them access.

The Virginia General Assembly approved a bill yesterday that grants guardians access to a child's social media accounts 30 days after their death with a written request and death certificate.

The bill now heads to the governor's desk.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 5,755 other followers