Cyber bullies force teenager to go on suicide watch
TEENAGER Hannah Buckley was subjected to horrific abuse online when a computer hacker broke in to her Facebook account. Like most girls her own age, the 16-year-old was hooked on the website – using it to post pictures and message friends. And she never imagined that it would do her any harm. But in August this year, her world was turned upside down when she found herself locked out of her account. She was helpless as a vicious hacker, pretending to be her, started posting horrific messages on her wall and sending abusive messages to people on her friends list. Alarmingly, the cyber bully also added hundreds of strangers – mostly male – to the account. And overnight Hannah went from a bubbly, confident teen to a nervous wreck, afraid to leave her own house. At her lowest points, she even considered taking her own life. After hundreds of emails to Facebook, her account has now been disabled. But Hannah, from Basildon, Essex, says she’ll be scarred for life by the traumatic experience.
FILMED BY Rosie Hallam
Videographer/Director: Rosie Hallam
Producer: Hannah Mouland
Editor: Ian Phillips / Joshua Douglas
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