YOUNG performers in Brixham have dramatised the effects of bullying in honour of schoolgirl Izzy Dix.
Brixham MP Dr Sarah Wollaston attended the performance by the town's Juicy Theatre at The Edge, Bolton Street, Brixham.
It comes after the death of 14-year-old Izzy (pictured), the Brixham Community College student who was said to have been harassed by bullies before she died. It is believed she took her own life.
Jade Campbell, who runs Juicy Theatre, said the tragedy has been a stark reminder of how much care and support our young people need. She said: "It's really important we're listening to them. The arts can be a vital way of hearing their voices during this time."
The performance was part of Torbay's Doorstep Arts programme. It brought three touring shows to venues including Parkfield, Paignton, the Acorn Centre, Barton, and The Edge, Brixham.
Dr Wollaston said: "It was a very powerful piece and a lovely tribute to their friend. On the wider point on calling on teenagers to delete accounts with Ask FM, they put powerfully why they should do so. My congratulations go to them."
An e-petition set up by the Izzy Dix Anti-Bullying Memorial Group has attracted thousands of signatures but it needs to reach 100,000 to attract debate in the House of Commons.
The petition can be found at Change.org and is called 'shut-down-cyberbullying-website-ask-fm-in-memory-of-izzy-dix'