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NSPCC urges victims of cyber bullying to speak up

16 August 2013 Last updated at 12:16 BST

A leading children's charity has urged children who are being subjected to cyber bullying or blackmail online to speak to someone they trust rather than trying to deal with the issue themselves.

Speaking to the BBC, the NSPCC's Claire Lilley said that her message to children was "You are not alone."

Her comments came as police in Fife began an investigation into claims that a 17-year-boy killed himself because he was being blackmailed on the internet.

It is thought Daniel Perry had become involved in a scam where victims are befriended and tricked into making explicit webcam recordings.

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