Our hearts are broken for the grieving family of a teenage girl who took her own life after allegedly being cyber bullied.
Her mother has called for justice following the death of her daughter.
Junior lifesaver, Libby Bell, 13, was subjected to online bullying and abuse from fellow students at Seaford Secondary School, Adelaide.
“You were our rock and you loved like I could never explain. It’s beyond comprehension that you thought this could be a solution to end your pain,” Ms Bell posted this morning.
“I would have backed you the whole way and given my life for you to be at peace with yours.”
Ms Bell then wrote those that allegedly bullied Libby, who was an award-winning state junior life saver, will be “held accountable.”
“Those that bully and so-called friends that didn’t speak up…. they failed you gorgeous girl and we won’t stop fighting for you until they are held accountable.”
The family have pleaded parents to speak to their teenagers, and for teens themselves to speak up.
“Pointless teasing and ridicule can soon escalate…as a parent, hold your babies tight,” they told the The Advertiser.
“For teenagers, we plead for your kids to talk and walk tall.”
If you or someone you know needs help, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Kids Help Line on 1800 55 1800.
Please TALK to your children as often as you can.
RIP Libby. Our thoughts are with the family.
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