Did the responsiveness and determination of an Internet user from Rueil-Malmaison (Hauts-de-Seine) make it possible to avoid a new tragedy in the Pas-de-Calais? It all starts at midday when Sarah Frikh, aka Kayaa on social networks, who presents herself as a cyberbullying consultant, hosts a live on this subject. She then delivers advice to parents whose children may be victims of this scourge.
But the messages of a participant will alert her. "I was doing a live broadcast on Tik Tok (a very popular network for younger people) about harassment and cyberbullying. It's terrible with what's happening right now, around Lindsay's passing. We were talking about this young girl and a user explains that she is one of her girlfriends. She in turn expresses the wish to commit suicide, says Sarah. I thought of a fake account but I preferred not to leave room for doubt."
urgency a girlfriend of #Lindsay came on my live to announce her suicide😱
project I try to find her parents, I must have Lindsay's parents urgently
I alerted the police who spoke to me as to a shocked M🤬#JusticePourLindsay pic.twitter.com/XeDjugjiGS
— Kayaa (@sarahfrikh) June 3, 2023
She then hastily stops her live and will start an exchange by private message with this account with disturbing messages. They continue the discussion by text message, then in a brief telephone interview. Lindsay "I miss ... I'm going to join her," the young victim wrote to him, according to screenshots posted by Sarah Frikh. It is impossible for the moment to know if this victim really knew Lindsay, a 13-year-old schoolgirl harassed who committed suicide on May 12 and whose story moved the entire France.
"She is now safe," the gendarmes announce.
"I realized during that short call that she was totally distressed, she seemed to know Lindsay. It wasn't a hoax. She did not want to pass me her parents, "worries the former investigator and collaborator of Julien Courbet, for the show "It can happen to you". She managed to locate the phone of the teenager who says he is 14 years old.
"The texts were too clear, I thought I heard a parent when I was online with her. I called the police who transferred to the gendarmes, competent in this territory. The company of Lumbres (Pas-de-Calais) called me back and I provided them with everything: the exchanges, his statements, his number, "says the one who is also an activist and initiator of the movement "Warm our homeless".
" READ ALSO Suicide of Lindsay: "We were dropped by everyone", the family of the schoolgirl files four complaints
Several minutes later, Captain Sébastien Possemé, head of the digital brigade of the national gendarmerie, will respond to the whistleblower on Twitter. "Thank you! Your report allowed the digital brigade of the Gendarmerie to get closer very quickly to the competent gendarmerie brigade. The young person in distress is taken care of. She is now safe," he wrote. "I preferred not to take any risks," Sarah concludes, relieved.
"This demonstrates the complementarity of digital technology with action on the ground," Captain Possimé told Le Parisien. We were seized by a user who sent us this publication, this alert from Sarah. We got in touch with the Pharos platform and we conducted our investigations to verify that our services were going to intervene, that it was not a false story. This whole chain made it possible to come to the rescue of a young girl."