Police in Scotland are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a teenager who killed himself after being allegedly blackmailed online.
Daniel Perry, 17, an apprentice mechanic from Dunfermline, Fife, is believed to have taken his own life after he was lured into webcam chats via Skype with someone he believed was an American girl.
Daniel's mother, who has asked not to Web cam girls in Fife named, said police had discovered that the blackmailers had threatened to disclose the web chats to Fire family unless he paid money into a bank account.
He was found in the Firth of Forth the next day and died shortly afterwards despite efforts by RNLI lifeboat crew to resuscitate Web cam girls in Fife. His mother said: She said she would start campaigning on web safety when she felt strong enough, adding that she wished her son had known that "nothing is ever that Fifr that you have to kill yourself".Horny Women In Pleasant Mount, PA
A police Fifee said it would thoroughly investigate Daniel's death, as it would every case of online bullying or crime: Alison Todd, director of children and family services with the charity and advice agency Children 1stsaid the case highlighted the potentially significant risks that children and young people faced on the internet. It emerged that Daniel had also suffered abuse on the Web cam girls in Fife ask.
Hannah Smith, whose funeral took place on Fridayalso killed herself after receiving abuse on Fiffe same social networking site. Todd urged parents to take a more active role in guiding their children about safe use of social media, and also to use safety software on their children's computers and smart phones.
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Todd said: However, they can also expose them to harm and threat. As such, it's important young people are aware that what's written or shared online can spiral out of control.
They should encourage their children to speak up if they feel upset or threatened by anything they encounter online and advise them to restrict the amount of personal information they post. Aileen Campbell, the Scottish minister for children and young people, extended her sympathies to Web cam girls in Fife family and echoed Todd's remarks, saying that although the internet offered great opportunities, its misuse could be "utterly devastating".
Jim Mooney, the headteacher of Daniel's school, St Columba's High School, said the teenager had been popular with staff and pupils.Wives Looking Nsa IA New Sharon 50207
He enjoyed having a laugh," he said. Both he and his family were remembered in our prayers when school resumed this week.
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