Suicide prevention group urges cyber-bullying victims to seek help

The national suicide prevention organisation Console, is urging anyone affected by cyber bullying to seek help from the organisation immediately.

It comes after three Irish teenagers - who were being bullied online - took their own lives in the space of a few weeks.

The latest tragic incident occured in Donegal on Saturday, when 13 year old Erin Gallagher from Ballybofey died by suicide - after she posted a message on the social networking website ask.fm.

Founder and director of the anti-bullying centre in Trinity College Dublin, Mona O'Moore says these websites must take responsibility - and allow users to report abusive comments..............

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Her school, Finn Valley College,  opened today, with a team of eight psychologists and advisers on hand to help any students affected by Erin's death. A similar facility will be offered on Wednesday after her funeral.