Saturday was a great day. At exactly 5.52pm, our online Change.org anti-bullying petition in the memory of Izzy Dix was signed by our 100,000th person. That means, we’ve reached our target in just four months. To us, this is massive.
That’s 100,000 people who have heard about Izzy and her mum Gabbi’s story and are now more aware of the damage that bullying can do to fragile teenagers.
That’s 100,000 people who have now heard of the social media website, Ask.fm, and whose ears will prick up if it’s ever mentioned by their teenagers.
That’s 100,000 people who want the government to intervene in the way the internet is run, particularly when it comes to protecting our children.