The parents of a teenage ballerina believe websites that promote self-harm and suicide influenced their daughter to take her own life.
Rosie Whittaker, who had performed at the Royal Opera House and who was described by her parents as a "popular and beautiful girl", was killed after being hit by a train at Beckenham Junction station in Kent on Monday evening.
It is thought the 15-year-old, who had performed at the Royal Opera House, took her own life because of the pressures she was facing while studying for her GCSEs.
In a statement her family said: “Rosie was a popular, beautiful girl who brought joy to everyone through her various talents, including dancing and performing at the Royal Opera House, diving, writing poetry and piano playing.
“For most of her life, she was very happy and planned to follow a career in which she would help others.
“She was a well-balanced and well-loved young lady who had everything to live for.
“However, during a period of stress brought on by the pressures of conforming to her peer group and studying hard for GCSE exams, it appears she was, unfortunately, heavily influenced by websites and online communities promoting self-harm and suicide.
“We hope her tragic death serves as a warning to other impressionable youngsters and their parents that such sites pose grave risks.
“Rosie will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all her family and friends.”
The headteacher of Langley Park School for Girls, Dr Anne Hudson, said: “The entire school community at Langley Park School for Girls is deeply saddened at the news of the tragic death of Rosie Whitaker.
“Rosie was a very talented student who excelled at music, diving, dance and creative writing.
"She was an inspiration to those who taught her as well as those who learned with her."
Friends of the dead teenager left flowers and messages at Beckenham Junction station on Wednesday.
The British Transport Police are not treating the death as suspicious