Bereaved mother seeks closure of Ask.fm

Bereaved mother seeks closure of Ask.fm
The mother of two teenagers who died by suicide in the Twin Towns has hit out at a controversial social media site, allegedly linked to online bullying.

The mother of two teenagers who died by suicide in the Twin Towns has hit out at a controversial social media site, allegedly linked to online bullying.

Lorraine Gallagher’s daughters, 13-year-old Erin and 15-year-old Shannon, both died last year.

In a TV interview for Channel 4 this week she demanded that website Ask.fm now be shut down to stop other children being bullied online. She said Erin had left information in a suicide note naming the website, adding she was being bullied at school.

In an emotional interview Ms Gallagher said her daughter also mentioned a name in her last letter.

“I knew she was dead. I ran next door to get help. It (the note)... she apologised. She said I’m sorry I have to do this but I’m fed up of the bullying, Ask.fm and she mentioned a name.”

She added that she believed “Thousands and thousands of children are getting bullied every day on that site.”

“I want Ask.fm shut down because I don’t want to turn on the TV again and see that another kid has killed herself because they have been bullied on Ask.fm.”