Sweden | 50 min.
14-year-old Victor has a mission. After his best online friend planned and committed a school attack, Victor has decided to tell adults about things that go wrong within gaming communities. Communities he claims most adults don’t care about at all.
The reporter promises to help Victor, and together they explore both the fantastic aspects of gaming, and the really dark things that go on in some communities.
We investigate what happened when Victor’s gaming friend, 12-year-old John, started to plan a school attack, and no one put an end to it even though he wrote openly about it on gaming platforms. We also investigate what happened during the attack, and we examine the flaws in the police investigation.
AWARDS Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism 2020 and the Special Commendation 2020 in Prix Europa. It is also shortlisted for the Investigative Journalism Award in Sweden (the winner is announced September 11th)