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Thousands Of Children Investigated By Police For Social Media Use

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

Nearly 2,000 children, including one as young as nine, have been investigated by police for abuse, harassment and bullying on social media in just thr...

Jessica Elgot

Why Do Some Teens Troll Themselves Online?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK

Hannah Smith was bombarded with vile messages telling her to kill herself. Posts on the website Ask.fm told her to drink bleach, that she was a slut, ...

How You Can Help End the Cyberbullying That Caused My Daughter to Take Her Life

Gabbi Dix | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gabbi Dix

I'm a single mum and Izzy was my only child. My old life has now gone forever and I'm struggling to make sense of my new one. This campaign won't bring Izzy back. But it will spread awareness about the potential dangers of Ask.fm and bullying in general to parents and teens - and could save lives.

Pupils And Teachers Mourn Teen Cyberbullying Victim

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Pupils and teachers joined forces on Wednesday to pay tribute and remember a 14-year-old girl who committed suicide after being a victim of cyberbulli...

The Ask.fm Disaster

Danielle Lowe | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

I now no longer feel comfortable using ask.fm after I received threats and abuse that lead me to want to end my own life. I don't know whether they were doing it as some sick joke, they knew me personally or just hurl abuse at 'the twitter left'.

PM 'Didn't Have The Full Facts' In Cyber-Bullying Case

PA | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Politics

Prime Minister David Cameron commented on the case of cyber-bullying victim Hannah Smith without having the full facts, a leading figure at the websit...

'Shut Down Ask.FM' Says Mother Of Two Daughters, Who Both Committed Suicide

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK

The mother of two teenage daughters who committed suicide has called for the controversial ask.fm website to be shut down. Lorraine Gallagher - who...

Social Networks Don't Kill Teenagers, Bullies Do

Christina Sweeney-Baird | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Christina Sweeney-Baird

Schools also need to wake up to the fact that there is a strong need for that half hour PSHE lesson each week to include one of the most significant parts of a school pupils life. Making it clear to children that they can report online abuse to teachers, parents and if necessary the police, is vital. Caution needs to be encouraged.

Is Ask.fm Really to Blame?

Gareth Milner | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Tech
Gareth Milner

If you receive a malicious phone call, would you demand that the phone company be banned? If you receive a malicious or threatening letter, would you demand that the postal service be shut down? The problem in cases like this isn't always the medium which is used, but the horrid and twisted people who carry out these disgusting acts.

Ask.fm Could Reveal Names Of Hannah Smith Bullies

PA | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK

The founders of the website linked to the suicide of teenager Hannah Smith said they could reveal the names of anonymous bullies to the police. Han...

Ask.FM Sees Major Sponsors Leave Over Cyberbullying

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

Ask.fm, the website linked to the suicide of teenager Hannah Smith, is facing a backlash after several major companies decided to withdraw advertising...

Hannah Smith Death: Father Calls For Website Owners 'Manslaughter' Charge

PA | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

The father of a "cyberbullying" victim has described the moment he found out his daughter had killed herself, and has called for more regulation of so...

Cyberbullying Tragedies Demand Real Change

Genevieve Shanahan | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Genevieve Shanahan

Anti-bullying strategies should be an absolute minimum requirement in schools. Perhaps there is a need for regulation of online spaces. But we cannot seriously take ourselves to be combating the hell so many young people suffer through while completely ignoring the content of harassment.