A grandmother from Devon has a most unusual hobby: she describes herself as a troll hunter, tracking down cyber bullies.
Sandy spends her days helping teenagers who receive online abuse and tipping off police about the people who are doing it.
COMMUNITY SHAKEN BY SUICIDE
Sandy's unusual hobby has its roots in tragedy. Just over two years ago, the community of Torbay was shaken when fourteen year-old Izzy Dix took her own life. She was targeted online and her mother, Gabbi, says that’s why she killed herself.
Sandy's own family felt the cruel effects of online abuse, after her granddaughter tried to take her own life.
Sandy wanted to help, and became involved in the Izzy Dix Memorial Page on Facebook.
In the years that have followed, the memorial page has transformed into a helpline for other teenagers on the verge of self harming.
Sandy runs the page from her home in Brixham. She says she’s disgusted by what she sees:
'IT'S JUST HORRIBLE' - TEEN SPEAKS OUT ABOUT A GROWING PROBLEM
One teenager who spoke to us, and chose to remain anonymous, told of her experience being bullied, when someone hacked into her account and began impersonating her online.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU'RE BEING BULLIED ONLINE
- TELL someone - whether that's a parent, carer, teacher or friend
- REPORT it - use the 'report' buttons which you can often see on social media website
Click to hear some advice from the head of Devon and Cornwall’s High Tech Crime Unit:
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