Re: All this vitriol for a little girl ...
I think I missed your point too, Jake , and on re reading I think Baldricks point more valid than yours.
Your point seems to be that the parents should bear some reponsibility.
I agree that parents should nuture , look after , keep safe , educate , moralise their children - give them boundaries et etc
but none of that would have helped in this case short of bringing up your child in a kind of concentration camp environment that in itself would be a child cruelty offense
She was 15 at the time , 17 by the time she convinced the poor kid to do it .
At 17 you have to loosen the strings a bit and let your offspring start to paddle in the adult pool.
The only way her parents could've stopped this is by regularly reading her texts - and if they were doing that she would simply delete them after reading / sending , not to mention that no 17 year old girl on earth would consider her texts any of her paernts business and agree to let them read them.
And to add my 2 cents I think she's a pretty vindictive evil bitch to embark on what seems at least a 2 year capaign of bullying "an ex" .
I dont know how people end up like that or if the parebts could have done anything about it . maybe she takes after them? maybe not.