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Father of suicide girl urges PM to tackle online abuse

David Smith, pictured with his older daughter Jo, wants more action against online bullying. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The father of a teenager who killed herself after receiving online abuse has called on the Prime Minister to take action to end online bullying on websites such as ask.fm.

In an interview with the Daily Mirror, David Smith said: “If David Cameron was sat here now, I’d want to know why he hasn’t done something about this two years ago because modern technology has gone on, but laws are stuck the same."

Hannah Smith, 14, was found hanged on Friday in Lutterworth, Leicestershire after receiving abusive messages on the website ask.fm, which allows users to send messages to one another without disclosing their identity.

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Cameron urges parents to 'boycott vile internet sites'

The Prime Minister said parents needed to boycott "vile sites" after the father of a cyber-bullying victim called for more regulation of social networks on the internet.

Read: Father's plea to PM for action on cyber-bullying

Hannah Smith, 14, from Lutterworth, Leicestershire, was found hanged on Friday after being bullied on website ask.fm.

Read: Teenager kills herself after cyber-bullying

David Cameron said: "There's something all of us can do as well as parents and as users of the internet and that is not use some of these vile sites, boycott them, don't go there, don't join them.

"I'm very keen we look at all the action we can take to try and help stop future tragedies like this."

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PM calls for 'changes in practice' to help struggling A&Es

The Prime Minister said there needed to be "changes in practice" to help struggling A&E departments as the Government announced a £500 million boost to the emergency care system over the next two years.

He said: "It is a significant amount of money going into A&E departments over the next two years and that will cope with some of the difficulties we have seen.

"But alongside that money we also need to some changes in practice. We need to make sure there are more consultants and senior doctors available in our A&E departments.

"We need to make sure that GP surgeries work more closely with hospitals.

"We need to make sure the frail elderly are better cared for in our communities rather than endlessly going in and out of accident and emergency departments."