Calls for ban of Ask.fm

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Calls for ban of Ask.fm

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08:39 7 Aug 2013


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There are renewed calls for the ban of website Ask fm - after the suicide of an English schoolgirl is being blamed on the site.

Hannah Smith from Leicestershire took her own life on Friday after being taunted on the question and answer website.

The site was named in the wake of a number of suicides here last year - including the death of Erin Gallagher from Donegal and Ciara Pugsley from Leitrim.

Erin Gallagher's sister Shannon took her life in the months following her sibling's death.

The girls' mother, Lorraine is quoted in the press today - saying Hannah's death is very similar to what happened to Erin.

Ask.fm - which is based in Latvia - says it encourages users to report incidences of bullying.


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