THE best friends of tragic teenager Izzy Dix have issued a plea to shut down a controversial website already criticised by PM David Cameron.
They say that Izzy was targeted by online bullies through Ask.fm, the question-answer website, before she died.
All of Izzy's friends are asking every student to shut their accounts with the website to honour Izzy.
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Students from schools throughout the Bay have pledged their support by deleting their accounts.
Tia Budd and Natalie Rushe from Brixham have been friends with Izzy for years and want to do something positive in her memory.
Natalie, 14, said: "We want to put the message out there for everyone to delete their Ask.fm accounts. We don't want anything like this to ever happen again. It has affected so many people."
The teenagers are bravely speaking out with the consent of their parents and Izzy's mum Gabbi.
Izzy, a year 10 Brixham Community College student was found dead by her mum at her Brixham home at 11.30pm on Tuesday.
It is believed she took her own life.
Her friends say she was subject to online bullying through the site but no-one knew how bad it was.
The website has been subject of much criticism by PM David Cameron who called it a 'vile site,' after it was linked to another death of a 14year-old, Hannah Smith.
Tia said: "Izzy didn't answer any of the messages. But it wasn't just Izzy, I have been bullied, so has Natalie and lots of other people.
"We knew she was upset but never knew it was this bad."
"We have deleted our accounts but there are still people taking the hate and it doesn't need to happen. It's a horrible website and it should be closed down, it's gone to far."
She praised Brixham Community College and said that the tragedy had changed the school forever.
Tia said: "We are all much closer now, even people who didn't know Izzy are devastated. There was not one student or teacher who wasn't in tears when they found out."
The pair say that the bullying was motivated out of jealousy because Izzy was such a beautiful young girl who was predicted A* results.
Tia said: "She was such a lovely girl and whenever you saw her she had a smile and had lots of friends."
Ask.fm have been contacted for a comment.