Parents of victim Libby Bell back new law to put bullies behind bars

SA Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said the State Government should consider strengthening legislation to make it easier to prosecute bullies, in the wake of the tragic death of Libby Bell, 13.

The Seaford Secondary College Year 8 student died on August 28 after enduring what her family alleges was years of cyber bullying over Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

She was also subject to physical abuse from peers, including at a Seaford fast food outlet last year when she was filmed having a drink poured over her.

Police have revealed they have not ruled out laying criminal charges over the teen’s death.

It comes as Libby’s mother Crystal Bell paid tribute to her “gorgeous girl” while vowing to hold her tormentors to account.

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