Bullied girl's dad backs Ask.fm

The father of Hannah Smith, who committed suicide after being bullied on the Ask.fm 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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Vodafone and Laura Ashley remove ads from ask.fm

Vodafone and Laura Ashley are the latest companies to pull advertising from social media site ask.fm. A spokespeson from Vodafone said the company was investigating whether their ads have appeared on the site recently:

Due to the way that online adverts are placed there wasa chance that some of our ads could have appeared on it.

Of the two agencies that we use to place advertising online, one has not placed any of our adverts on the site since last year and the other has recently stopped using it.

We expect our advertising partners to share our values and are investigating whether our advertising has appeared on Ask.fm recently.

Laura Ashley have asked their digital agency to remove any links with the site, sources told ITV News.

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