‘Bullying is relentless these days – there is no break from it’: Mother’s campaign to close Ask.fm after her daughter’s suicide because of online abuse’

By ROB COOPER

“You should die.”
“Wait a minute, why are you still alive?”
“Go kill yourself.”

“hey were sent to 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick, who ultimately jumped to her death in September, he said. The messages didn’t come via the social networking sites many of us are familiar with: Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. They were sent via newer, lesser-known social applications called Ask.fm and Kik, according to Judd.”     –http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/10/living/parents-new-apps-bullying/

“Ask.fm has been the recipient of heavy criticism from anti-bullying charities because of the fact that it allows users to post both anonymous comments and questions which are often of a sexual or insulting nature. According to the charity BeatBullying, one in three young people are victims of online bullying and that Ask.fm is among the top offenders.”

From: The Clevelandleader