School’s failure to monitor internet contributed to girl’s suicide, coroner says

Evening Standard reports …

A school’s failure to sufficiently monitor the internet activity of a 15-year-old autistic girl “contributed” to her suicide, a coroner has concluded.

Frances-Rose Thomas, known as Frankie, took her own life at home in Witley in Surrey on September 25 2018, after reading a story on a school iPad with no filter earlier that day, in which a character had died by suicide.

Reading her conclusion at Woking Coroner’s Court on Wednesday, coroner Karen Henderson said she believed Frankie was influenced by the material she had accessed.

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