They "didn't find it sincere." Lindsay's parents said they were disappointed by their meeting with Education Minister Pap Ndiaye on Monday. "I'm lost, I feel alone, not helped," said the mother of the 13-year-old girl, who committed suicide in May after being bullied at school. "Things were said, but it wasn't taken seriously for me. (...) I am waiting to see action, he must keep us informed. »
"Things are going to be put in place, but in terms of dialogue, we didn't really feel affected by our daughter's situation," Lindsay's stepfather added. "We invited the minister to participate in the white march, we hope that he will be present, but for us it is not enough in relation to the content of the dialogue. "
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The lawyer for Lindsay's family, Pierre Debuisson, denounced "the admission of impotence (...) astonishing" of the government "on social networks". "The French state is not able to stop harassment on the networks. (...) It is high time for the state to become aware of this scourge of bullying, cyberbullying in schools," he said.
The parents of the teenager will be received Wednesday afternoon by Brigitte Macron at the Elysee, said Debuisson. "We hope that she ... will propose concrete things from the government, from the public authorities, to be able to help all these children, all these parents, who feel abandoned. »
Three complaints were filed against the management of the college, the academy of Lille and the police officers in charge of the investigation for "non-assistance to person in danger", he had detailed Thursday at a press conference in Vendin-le-Vieil (Pas-de-Calais), where the schoolgirl was schooled. A fourth targets the social network Facebook "completely failing" in terms of content moderation and the fight against "hate speech", according to the lawyer, denouncing the continuation of harassment against Lindsay, especially on Instagram.
"With other ministries we will consult and act extremely firmly with regard to social networks because beyond what they can say, we know that their reaction is too slow and certainly not up to what we expect from them," Minister Pap Ndiaye said Thursday.
Four minors have been indicted in this case for "school harassment leading to suicide", as part of a judicial investigation, announced on May 25 the prosecutor of Bethune. An adult has been indicted for "death threats". All were placed under judicial control.