Devastated mother reveals & # 39; online bullies taunts 12-year-old daughter because she no longer lived with her & # 39; in the weeks before she hung herself in the bedroom
- Jessica Scatterson committed suicide in her bedroom in Warrington, Cheshire, in 2017
- Inquest heard social media activity amounting to & # 39; intense & # 39; levels before death
- Mama Rachael Warburton claimed that it is too easy for children to access online self-harm
A devastated mother has revealed that bullies are taunting her 12-year-old daughter just weeks before she hanged herself for not living with her.
Jessica Scatterson committed suicide in her bedroom in Warrington, Cheshire, in April 2017 after posting a photo of her foot online with & # 39; RIP & # 39; on it.
And just a few weeks before the tragic incident said she was being bullied because of & # 39; not having a mother & # 39; because she lived with her father after a custody dispute.
Jessica Scatterson (photo) hung herself in her bedroom after posting a photo of her foot online with & # 39; RIP & # 39; scribbled in it
Her mother Rachael Warburton has urged other parents to check their children's social media accounts to make sure they are not viewing self-damaging content
Her deeply sad mother Rachael Warburton revealed the tragic news to Sun Online and said the conversation was the last she had with her daughter.
The next time she saw Jessica, she was asked to formally identify the body at the hospital.
Mrs. Warburton has now argued with parents to monitor their children's social media after an investigation into her daughter's death had increased her social media activity to & # 39; intense & # 39; levels, making them & # 39; emotionally overwhelmed & # 39; was for her suicide.
She told Sun Online: & # 39; It is really scary what children can find on the internet and I don't want another child to take their own life.
& # 39; It remains the responsibility of the parents to monitor their children's online activities … but any help from schools, government and internet providers would help.
& # 39; The government and internet providers must block these sites and make it harder for children to access them. & # 39;
Jessica was & # 39; emotionally overwhelmed & # 39; and before her death became overactive on social media, a survey that was heard
The 12-year-old had left drawings and notes referring to death and suicide in her room
The minimum age requirement for access to the major social media sites is 13, but Jessica, who lived with her father after a custody dispute, was easily able to create accounts.
Drawings and notes regarding death and suicide were found in her room days after her death. The notes contain the name of an alleged bully.
Annoying messages between the girl and her friends in the days before her death were discovered on her iPad.
Drawings and notes regarding death and suicide were found in her room days after her death
The investigation into her death was told that Jessica & # 39; s friends knew she had previously experienced self-harm, but her parents or teachers had never told at the Penketh High School.
A police investigation revealed an incident in April 2016 & # 39; involving Jessica being bullied at school & # 39 ;.
Inspector Hannah Friend said that Jessica had come home with scratches on her face and a swollen eye after a fight with another girl. The case was reported to the police, but it was unclear who started the fight, so no action was taken.
Annoying messages between the girl and her friends in the days before her death were discovered on her iPad
Jessica had sustained injuries after & # 39; an incident & # 39; at school about a year before her suicide
When Jessica was interrogated by the police, she denied being bullied and said she got & # 39; as good as she got & # 39; gave.
The British government warned social media giants such as Facebook and Instagram that they will be hit with fines of several million pounds if they do not lose their platforms with harmful content.
British ministers are planning to set up a technology regulator that can impose sanctions on companies that fail to remove messages that promote suicide or self-harm.
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