Ask.fm have responsibility to their users

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Senator Lorraine Higgins is demanding more corporate social responsibility from Ask.fm in light of recent reports the company is moving to Dublin.

Senator Lorraine Higgins is demanding more corporate social responsibility from Ask.fm in light of recent reports the company is moving to Dublin.

Senator Higgins said, “While job creation is hugely important, as a society we must also think critically about the nature of the companies we welcome to our shores.

“Ask.fm need to move to rid the site of the type of cyberbullying which plagued (them) in the past, abuse which was linked to a number of teenage suicides worldwide including two cases here in Ireland.

“Companies like Ask.fm rely on the engagement of their users, many of them in their teens, to generate huge profits. Hence, while wider society, our schools and parents, also have a part to play in the fight against cyberbullying, so too do the companies who run these sites,” she stressed.