A 14-year-old girl killed herself after being bullied on a social networking site, her father has claimed, Leicestershire, England.
Her father Dave Smith, wrote on Facebook that he found bullying posts on his daughter’s ask.fm page from people telling her to die.
And called for tighter controls to be applied to social networking sites such as ask.fm, a question and answer forum.
Latvia-based ask.fm allows users to post anonymously. An inquest into Hannah’s death has opened in Leicester.
Writing on Facebook last Friday, Mr Smith wrote: “Just to let all my friends know my youngest daughter took her own life last night.”
He adds: “Rest in peace my baby and you will never be forgotten xxxxxxx.”
He added: “My heart is broken in 2 and is gonna take a long time to repair I just hope that none of you have to go through the pain I’m going through rite now.
I have just seen the abuse my daughter got from people on ask fm and the fact that these people can be anoymous is wrong.”
On his Facebook page, he asked people to sign an e-petition to introduce safeguarding measures on sites used by children.
Unlike sites such as Facebook and Twitter, there are no options to block or report users on ask.fm.Continue reading