A 14-year-old schoolgirl who took her personal life despatched a voice message the night time beforehand saying she was “making ready” to be bullied.

Mia Janin, a 12 months 10 pupil on the Jewish Free Faculty (JFS) in Kenton, north-west London, was discovered lifeless at her household house in Barnet on March 12 2021.

Tony Murphy, space coroner for North London, concluded on Friday that Mia “took her life whereas nonetheless a toddler and whereas nonetheless within the strategy of maturing into maturity”.

Earlier than the inquest concluded, Mia’s household launched a WhatsApp voice word to the BBC during which she expressed her torment.

Within the recorded message, which she despatched to a buddy, she mentioned: “Tomorrow’s going to be a tough day, I’m taking deep breaths out and in. I’m presently mentally making ready myself to get bullied tomorrow.”

Her dying was the third suicide in four years at JFS, the most important Jewish college in Europe.

Mia’s physique was discovered by her dad and mom at about 6.50am. Two undated letters in her handwriting had been discovered on her mattress addressed to “her loving household and mates”, which “defined that Mia determined to finish her life”.

Mr Murphy mentioned Mia was final seen alive at about 10pm on March 11 2021, when she mentioned goodnight to her dad and mom. Earlier that day she had requested if she might transfer college.

Mr Murphy mentioned Mia had “shut mates together with at her secondary college, however she additionally skilled bullying from some male college students”.

Neither Mia’s household or lecturers had been conscious of the issue earlier than her dying, he informed Barnet coroner’s court docket

Mr Murphy, who will now think about whether or not to publish a prevention of future deaths report, mentioned: “Mia’s secondary college has launched systemic modifications following her dying. Mia is way missed by her loving household, caring mates and the broader group.”

Mia Janin's father, Mariano, tells reporters outside Barnet coroner's court  he is the 'victim of a 'failing system'

Mia Janin’s father, Mariano, tells reporters outdoors Barnet coroner’s court docket he’s the ‘sufferer of a ‘failing system’ – James Manning/pa

Mia’s father, Mariano Janin, paid tribute to his daughter, saying “she was improbable, she was very bubbly, good sense of humour, she was lovely, she was very variety, very artistic”.

In an announcement after the inquest Mr Janin, whose spouse Marisa contracted leukaemia 4 months after Mia’s dying and died after an aneurysm, mentioned: “Nothing will carry again my spouse and my daughter Mia.

”[…] My daughter skilled extended and sustained bullying in numerous methods in particular person and on-line. In a means it’s a aid this has now been recognised, nevertheless, there does must be accountability. One other household can’t dwell what I’ve lived.”

He added: “I believe we have to put some limits on the access of the kids on the internet and the way we will recollect the information if one thing like this has occurred. We have to create a secure surroundings for our children.

“It’s quite simple. Sadly, I’m a sufferer of this failing system.”

Statements given to the police by mates of Mia had been learn out to the inquest, during which they mentioned she was bullied by different pupils on the college, and that their friendship group was nicknamed the “suicide squad” within the months main as much as her dying.

They mentioned considered one of Mia’s TikTok posts was shared on a Snapchat group chat run by male pupils at JFS, the place they made enjoyable of her. One baby mentioned the boys used the group chat to share nude pictures of women.

Mr Murphy beforehand mentioned that there was no proof that any photographs or movies involving Mia had been shared within the group chat, apart from the TikTok submit.

Rabbi Howard Cohen, former deputy headteacher at JFS, informed the inquest that he held a gathering with members of one of many on-line “boys-only bravado teams”, who agreed to disband it.

David Moody, the present head instructor at JFS, mentioned: “We’ll proceed to do all the things we will to embed the entire modifications which were put in place during the last three years.

“Mia stays a vastly missed member of our faculty group and our ideas proceed to be with the household.”

For psychological well being help, contact the Samaritans on 116 123, electronic mail jo@samaritans.org, or go to samaritans.org.

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