Ask.fm

Ask.fm is a social networking site where users invite questions to be asked of them. It has been reported as having around 60 million accounts.[1]

Criticism due to bullying

In August 2013, the Daily Mail front page read CLOSE THIS VILE WEBSITE concerning Ask.fm's role in a number of teen suicides.[2]. Petitions have been started on change.org and the UK government e-petition site to have the site shut down.[3]

See also

Links

References

  1. Ask.fm, the troubling secret playground of tweens and teens
  2. The teenagers 'trolled to death' on Ask.fm: Cameron urged to ban controversial website following suicides of five youngsters who suffered horrific online abuse, Mail, 2013-08-06
  3. Ask.fm: is there a way to make it safe?, Guardian. 2013-08-06