Ask.fm said it was taking steps to encourage its users to sign-up using an email address to allow them to better track reports of bullying.
Currently users do not have an incentive to register to use the site. This will change.
Unregistered users will not be able to access the same amount of features on the site as registered users.
They will have to register if they wish to obtain full access to Ask.fm.
In this way, using an email verification upon sign-up, Ask.fm can capture the email and IP addresses of users and be better equipped to deal with reports.
The father of Hannah Smith, who committed suicide after being bullied on the Ask.fm website welcomes the site's new cybersafety measures.
Major organisations have withdrawn adverts on social networking site ask.fm following the suicide of teenager Hannah Smith.
Maybe it's time we all had a reality check, to look up from our screens, lose the masks we all wear online, and look at each other.