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Mother of cyber-bullied teenager wants site to be banned

22:46 Aug 14 2013 Dublin, Ireland

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Lorraine Gallagher spoke out after hearing about Hannah Smith (14), an English schoolgirl who took her own life after being taunted on the website Ask.fm. Lorraine is the mother of Erin (14), an Irish girl who committed suicide last year after being bullied through Ask.fm

"Hannah's death was almost a copycat of what happened to my Erin. She was bullied online and nobody listened.

"She asked the bullies to stop but they wouldn't. They just kept hurting her and then hiding behind this secret curtain on Ask.fm," she said.

The heartbroken mother said she wanted the British and Irish governments to work together to get the Latvian site banned.
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