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Left to their own devices

Young people are under pressure online: they need more straightforward communication, argues Tess Kuin Lawton

WE HEARD the terrible story, once again last week, of teenagers' taking their own lives after online pressure. Last Friday the funeral was held of Hannah Smith, a 14-year-old who was found hanged after being bullied on the internet. She had posted a question about her eczema on the ask.fm site, and received anonymous answers that were abusive and filled with hate. On the same day, the death of 17-year-old Daniel Perry was announced. He had jumped from the Forth Bridge, after being ...

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