An act apparently unmotivated what led Carolina Picchio, a girl of only 14 years, to take her life by jumping from the balcony of her father’s home, in Novara, Italy.
The Public Prosecution has opened an investigation, but the heaviest accusation comes from the users of social networking, the first of all is Twitter. Classmates and friends of Carolina launched the hashtag #RIPcarolina and many of them speak of bullying: Carolina would end her life because continually insulted at school by their peers.
A young and very beautiful girl, sunny with a passion for athletics, that suddenly has lost her vivacity and turns off slowly. The torture began on Facebook: insults, risqué photos stolen. Her sadness has distanced many “friends” that don’t found more fun to stay with her, and so “Caro” was increasingly isolated.
Since last summer, the girl lived with her father in Novara, the brazilian mother didn’t live with them. She had already changed schools during these four months and she spent a lot of time to train in the gym. “None of us ever thought she could be a victim of bullying“, said the principal of her present school.
It’s investigating on the messages and osé photos of which the teenagers speak, there are fears that the social effect has amplified the affair. There is also talk of an alleged letter that the fourteen year old would have left before the tragic gesture.
Meanwhile on Twitter the charges go on: “Carolina has committed suicide because of who has mocked her”. Once again it’s the world of social networks that makes the rules. “They insult me too”, “Tomorrow I have to go back to school … and see those idiots … I can’t do it”, can be read among the many tweets.
Strong message that shouldn’t be underestimated. Many parents can’t have access to the contents of all the online activities of teenagers, so they has resort to remote control tools for PCs that let they know what happens even within the social.
Other parents use spy software which, when installed on the phone, allow them to monitor calls and messages, but also to know the GPS position of the phone and so of the boy. Tools that were unthinkable a short time ago, but by now of great importance for the protection of adolescents.