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Hannah Smith's father calls for ask.fm owners to be charged over her death

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By Stephen Lepitak, -

August 8, 2013 | 2 min read

The father of Hannah Smith, who killed herself after being bullied through the social media network ask.fm, has called on the owners of the site to be charged with manslaughter.

Speaking to The Daily Mail, Dave Smith said that the site, which allows users to post anonymous messages and telling her to kill herself, said that those running the site didn’t care even when contacted about the issues.

"If David Cameron was sitting here now I would want to know why he hasn't done something about this six, 12 - two years ago.

"Modern technology has gone on but the laws have stuck the same,” he said.

"There's something not right with the world today that people can tell someone to die so many times that they actually do it."

Jo Smith, Hannah’s elder sister has also been targeted through the site it has emerged.

Yesterday, an apology from the site was released over Hannah’s death, stating that it was “happy to co-operate” with Leicestershire police into an investigation.

Should this subject affect yourself or any other young person you know, then ChildLine can be contacted on 0800 1111.

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