"Betrayed At 17" is a movie based on several teen cyber bully suicide deaths. "Betrayed At 17" premiered on Lifetime Television in 2011. According to The Movies Based On True Stories Database, the producer's did not state that it was a true story. The movie stars Alexandra Paul, Katie Gill and Jake Thomas.
"Betrayed At 17" synopsis/plot:
A mother investigates the strange death of her teen daughter and finds out that her daughter's life was ruined after a sexually explicit video tape of her went viral. The mother traces the photos to a football player with whom her daughter had desired to have a relationship. The mother does everything possible to get justice for her deceased daughter.
Between 2007 and 2009 several cyber bullying cases were dominating the media. Most cases involved a teenage girl sending sexually suggestive photos of herself to a boy, who then placed the photos online. The movie was most likely inspired by these true stories, particularly the suicides of students Jessica Logan and Hope Witsell.
The movie is directed by Doug Campbell and written by Christine Conradt.
The drama addresses themes of school bullying, sexually explicit photos going viral and student deaths.