The Ask.fm website has been linked to two bullying cases that led to suicides.
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October 29, 2013 For parents of teens in the fast-changing social media landscape, which includes sites such as Ask.fm, it can be tough to figure out the balance between giving your children freedom and protecting them from danger. That dilemma was illustrated by the suicide of a 12-year-old Florida girl who reportedly was cyberbullied.
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October 15, 2013 Rebecca Sedwick, a 12-year-old seventh-grader in Lakeland, Fla., jumped to her death from an abandoned silo after enduring bullying both online and face-to-face.
Cyberbullies can reach victims around the clock – before school, during school, even while lying in bed at night. And in public online spaces, everybody else finds out about it.
September 17, 2013 A school district in California has attracted some suspicion and much media attention for hiring a company to monitor the social media pages of 14,000 students. But an expert says teaching kids empathy is a better approach than spying on them.
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