A 12-year-old hanged herself in her bedroom after posting a picture on social media of her foot with ‘RIP’ written on it.
The girl identified as Jessica Scatterson took her own life at home in Warrington, Cheshire.
An inquest into her death heard her social media activity had been ramped up to ‘intense’ levels which led her to be ’emotionally overwhelmed’ before her suicide.
Drawings and notes referencing death and suicide were found in her room days after she passed. The notes included the name of an alleged bully.
Nasty messages between the girl and her friends in the days leading up to her death were discovered on her iPad, the inquest heard.
It was reported that Jessica’s friends knew she had previously self-harmed, but never told her parents or teachers at Penketh High School.
A police source disclosed that there had been an incident ‘relating to Jessica being bullied at school’ in April 2016.
“Jessica had come home with scratches to her face and a swollen eye after arguing with another girl. The matter was reported to the police but it was unclear who started the fight so no action was taken”, said Inspector Hannah Friend.