6 Oct 2021

School’s failure to monitor girl’s internet use ‘contributed’ to her suicide, coroner concludes

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

Frances-Rose Thomas, known as Frankie, had a number of underlying vulnerabilities, including high-functioning autism and impulsivity.

She took her own life at her Surrey home after reading a story on a school iPad with no filter earlier that day, in which a character had died by suicide.