The father of cyber-bullying victim Hannah Smith has urged Prime Minister David Cameron to take action to make social media websites safe for children .
Hannah, from Lutterworth, took her own life following relentless bullying on question-and-answer website ask.fm, and her father David Smith wants changes to how the web is policed.
Mr Smith has sent emails to both Mr Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg demanding action.
In the message, he wrote: “My daughter is Hannah Smith. She took her own life.
“She hanged herself due to the website ask.fm.
“I would like to know what the Government are doing about it as this is happening all the time now.
“There are loads of teenagers trying or succeeding in taking their own lives. Isn’t it about time we stopped this and started protecting the future generation?”
The Prime Minister has said social networking sites must “clean up their act” and tackle online abuse, or face being boycotted.
But Mr Smith says that does not go far enough is calling for tough legislation.
He told the Daily Mirror: “I’m disappointed by his comments. Most parents hadn’t even heard of ask.fm until this week, let alone telling their kids to boycott it.”
Hannah’s funeral is being held tomorrow (Friday).