Sexual Assualt and Online Bullying Turn Deadly for One Saratoga Teen Girl
A unesscesary tragedy occurred September 10, 2012, when 15 yr old Saratoga High School student Audrie Pott took her own life after suffering sexual assault and online humiliation at the hands of her attackers.
Her parents had no knowledge of the assault on their 15-year-old daughter at the time she took her life but learned afterwards that it had occurred and that she was then harrassed with images and comments of Facebook.com by her attackers. In an effort to seek justice for their daughter against her attackers they pursued the case and as of April 12, 2013 three boys have been arrested in connection with this case.
Yesterday, NBC Bay Area News interviewed Adolescent Counseling Services’ Outpatient Counseling Services Director, Connie Mayer, LMFT, about the use of social media by teens to bully or humiliate their peers, as was done by Audrie Pott’s attackers after the assault.
Here is the full report from NBC news which aired Thursday, April 11, 2013.
Audrie Pott’s parents have created an online website for their daughter to promote her memory and make sure that a tragedy like this does not happen again. You can go to https://www.facebook.com/AudriePottFoundation to follow how this story unfolds or to http://www.audriepottfoundation.com/ to support the mission of the Audrie Pott Foundation.
Adolescent Counseling Services After-School Counseling Program offers affordable counseling and psychotherapy during the afternoon and evening hours for teens and their families in and around the greater Silicon Valley community. To learn more or schedule an appointment contact Connie Mayer, Director Outpatient Counseling Services by phone at 650.424.0852 ext 104 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Adolescent Counseling Services and our offerings you can go to our website at www.acs-teens.org