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Bullied girl's dad backs

The father of Hannah Smith, who committed suicide after being bullied on the website, has described the site's new cybersafety measures as "a good thing". But child protection charities said more needs to be done to stop online bullying.

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Father's plea to PM for action on cyber bullying

The father of Hannah Smith, 14, who took her own life after being bullied online has appealed to the Prime Minister to take action. Dave Smith wants the PM to look at social networking sites, where users can be anonymous, to try and prevent another tragedy.

I would appeal to David Cameron as Prime Minister and a father to look at this to make sure these sites are properly regulated so bullying of vulnerable people like my daughter cannot take place.

I don't want any other parents to go through what I am going through. We sleep downstairs now, we don't have a bedtime. Since this happened I have had three hours sleep a night.

I want this to be sorted out as soon as possible so no other vulnerable children die.

Hannah was a bubbly, happy person. She was colourful, she was a normal teenager and was very, very happy.

– Dave Smith

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