Case Study: Jessica Logan

Title: Nude photo led to suicide: Family wants to educate teens about the dangers of sexting


Author: Cindy Kranz

Summary: Jessica Logan was an 18-year-old high school senior who sent nude photos of herself to her boyfriend. After the couple broke up the boyfriend sent the photo that was meant for his eyes only to hundreds of other teenagers. The photo sharing led to name calling and taunts at school. Phrases like “slut, porn queen and whore” were regularly spoken referring to Jessica by schoolmates. The taunting continued via Facebook, MySpace and through text messages. After attending a funeral for a boy who had committed suicide, Jessica came home and hung herself in her room.

Platforms: Texting, Sexting, Facebook, MySpace