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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.

Libby’s mother, Crystal,  has since taken took to Facebook to write that she will “forever have a hole in her heart” following her daughter’s death, reports 9 news.

“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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  • Bullying is such a big problem and with social media now it is even worse. I don’t know what the solution is but something has to change.

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  • Cyber bullying is such an insidiously cruel firm of bullying. Bullying full stop is abhorrent but the cyber bullying is so far reaching. The ones that take their lives are young beautiful people it’s such a loss

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  • Bullying is a major issue that needs attention. We removed our child from a school due to bullying. The school did not have a bullying policy and the Principal did not help us. Libby’s death was preventable, as were many others. It is time to get tough on bullying. RIP Libby

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  • Bullying has become epidemic in the past few years, isn’t it about time something more is done before any more young lives are taken and families are destroyed.

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  • Bullying is becoming worse every day. The internet just makes it a lot worse. RIP Libby.

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  • What a terrible waste. Such a beautiful young lady. I don’t understand bullies. I think parents should also be careful in raising their kids, what example we’re setting.

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  • Very sad. As a parent its your job to notice if your kids are bullied and do whatever you can to stop it. If that means changing schools and no access to the internet, then so be it. Your kid might hate you but they also may live to forgive you.

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  • How very sad ! My heart goes out to the family.
    Bullying destroys personalities, kills joy and sometimes, like in this case, lives !
    My daughter (she is @ high school) was bullied several times past weeks. She reported it. Thing is that when the bullies discover she reported it, she will most likely be bullied even more.

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  • Such a tragedy! A beautiful and talented young life gone through malicious words and acts – probably brought on by jealousy! I, too, plead that parents and teenagers open up and honestly discuss bullying, or any other issue, that affects them so badly ….. rest in peace precious girl! x

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  • I do believe bullies need to be held accountable.

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  • It is so sad when people feel there is no other way out.

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  • Very sad a young life is gone through bullying.

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  • So sad to hear. Such a beautiful and young girl. Deep condolences to her family. :-(

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