Girl, 14, Commits Suicide After Boys Shared Fake Nude Photos Of Girls And Called Her Friend Group The "Suicide Squad"

Mia Janin, 14, took her own life after a group of boys bullied her, reportedly pasting girls' faces on porn stars' bodies and calling her and her friends the "suicide squad."

By Nicole Dominique2 min read

I hate what pornography has done to both men and women. Men get to consume it for quick dopamine hits, all while letting it influence the way they view women, sex, and relationships. Meanwhile, girls are misled into being sexually promiscuous online at an increasingly young age. Teenagers have access pornography at the tip of their fingers, and now they're desensitized to it.

Mia Janin, a 14-year-old girl attending the Jewish Free School (JFS) in North London, ended her life after a group of boys purportedly bullied Mia and created fake pornographic images of girls, per reports. Disturbingly, there were more than 60 boys from JFS and possibly other schools, and the group chat was "widely known about at school."

This article was updated on January 26, 2023.

Her father, Mariano Janin, believes she was cyber-bullied, while the school denies knowing anything about the group chat. In a statement from friends to the Metropolitan Police, Mia's TikToks were shared with the boys' Snapchat group, where they made fun of her and her friends. “They took screenshots of girls’ faces on social media and made fun of them," the child recalled. “They shared a video of Mia’s TikTok and made fun of her.” Another student claims that the group would pressure girls to send nudes and share them with the rest of the boys.

The boys would allegedly post pictures of pupils' faces onto porn stars. They cruelly dubbed Janin's group the "suicide squad" in the months leading up to her death. “They used girls faces on porn stars’ bodies to upset us,” one of the girls said.

The documents also described how the boys would bully her and other students "on buses, in class, and at home." They allegedly would kick footballs at her and her friends while filming them and calling them names. How is it possible for the school to not know that any of this was happening? It sounds like they just turned a blind eye.

Mia's friends talked to her the day before she died. Mia asked them, “If you died, would people care about you the next day?”

Her friends brushed it off, not realizing that it was a cry for help. “We laughed it off, that was all she said, it was just in normal conversation,” the minor said.

Mia had also shared TikTok videos that elicited negative comments from her classmates at JFS. She posted a video on the platform the evening before she died to criticize two of her bullies, and it ended up on the Snapchat group. According to her friend, Mia was said to be feeling anxious and worried by the backlash, telling her friend that she was "mentally preparing herself to get bullied" as a result of the video.

In one of the statements, Mia's friends asked, "JFS probably did know about Mia's bullying. Could they not see anything? How did they miss the bullying that was happening in front of them?"

Someone else added, "The school was in denial all the time. They didn't know she was being bullied and didn't hold those who bullied her accountable." However, JFS has denied they knew about the three-year bullying campaign that tormented Mia.

Mia's dad, Mariano, revealed that his daughter opened up to them before ending her own life. "On the last night of Mia's life, we were sitting at the table having dinner, and she told us she had a hard week," he said. "I was surprised as to what she said, as she had only been back at school one day. She said she wanted to leave JFS. ... Marisa [Mia's mother] told her she could, and we could look into homeschooling."

"I was very concerned what would have happened after one day at school, that she should come home distressed," he added. "I didn't realize at the time just how bad things were for her."

Earlier this month, we reported on how other children committed 52% of child sexual abuse. I fear that weaponized pornography and sexual abuse against women and girls will only continue to get worse until we stop ignoring the harmful effects of pornography.

The National Analysis of Police-Recorded Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Crimes Report suggested that the increasing availability of smartphones is to blame. Ian Critchley, the national policing lead for child abuse protection and investigation, said, "I think this is being exacerbated by the accessibility to violent pornography and the ease in which violent pornography is accessible to boys and a perception that is normalized behavior."

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