Father hits out at Ask.fm over disrespectful timing

The father of the British teenager Hannah Smith, who took her own life after allegedly being bullied online, has criticised Ask.fm for outlining new safety plans on the same day as his daughter's burial.

Hannah's father, Dave Smith, said the timing of the announcement showed a lack of respect
Hannah's father, Dave Smith, said the timing of the announcement showed a lack of respect Credit: ITV News

Dave Smith told ITV News that the timing of the announcement by the social networking website showed a lack of respect.

Ask.fm will tomorrow reveal plans for combating bullying on the website following an independent review of its procedures.

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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.