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'Another piece of me chiselled away by their cruel remarks':

Mother reveals 14-year-old's heartbreaking poem she wrote


about bullying shortly before being found dead at home
Schoolgirl Izzy Dix was found hanged by her mother at home last month
'I give up' describes her pain at vicious playground bullying she suffered
Her mother Gabbi released it to raise issue of bullying teenagers face
'I know this may be uncomfortable for people to read, but this is what was going
on in my daughter's life before she died,' she said
By Luke Salkeld PUBLISHED: 11:18, 24 October 2013 | UPDATED: 01:24, 25 October 2013

Tragedy: Izzy Dix, 14, was found


hanged by her mother, who today
released a poem written by her
daughter before she died

The words are harrowing and haunting. For the mother of the tormented teenager who wrote them, they must
have been unbearable to read.
The poem printed here was written by 14-year-old Izzy Dix, who killed herself in September after suffering
months of cruel taunts from fellow school pupils and internet trolls.
Yesterday her grieving mother Gabbi released the work to the public in the hope that her daughters words
might make other potential bullies think twice about their behaviour and perhaps prevent further tragedy.
Mrs Dix, who lives in Brixham, Devon, said her daughter wrote the piece after attending a local music
festival in July and returning home in floods of tears.
Called I Give Up, it reads: They begin to tell me that nobody wants me there. They tell me to leave and that
I am not wanted.

I look down and walk, my eyes drowning in a sea of emotion. Another piece of me chiselled away by their
cruel remarks and perceptions. I give up.
The poem was read out at the schoolgirls funeral where it reduced many mourners to tears.
Mrs Dix said she decided to publish it to help people understand the pain and suffering caused by bullying
and abuse on social media sites.
She said: I know this may be uncomfortable for people but this is what was going on in my daughters life
before she died. In her own words, this is how she was feeling.
She added: I want young people all around the world to think about the potential impact of their behaviour
before they act.
We all need to be motivated by love and kindness, not nastiness and hate.
Mrs Dix has also called for the closure of the controversial website Ask.fm, where Izzy was abused by
anonymous cyber bullies.
The Latvian-based site, which has been linked to several teenage suicides, allows unidentified users to post
comments and questions to a persons profile.

Bereft: Izzy's mother Gabbi kisses


her child in this moving
photograph, and she says although
the poem may be uncomfortable, it
is important that people read Izzy's
thoughts

Sympathies: Floral tributes


were left outside Izzy Dix's
home in Brixham, Devon after
her death last month

Izzys father Eugene Conway has helped launch an online petition addressed to David Cameron, who has
previously described Ask.fm as vile. It calls on the Government to ban the site, and so far has attracted
more than 8,000 signatures.

The petition states: On the night of Tuesday 17th September 2013, 14-year-old Devon schoolgirl Izzy Dix
tragically took her own life. Her death has been linked to bullying, both at school and online.
A lot of the bullying Izzy was troubled over occurred on social media site Ask.fm. We want it closed down.

Heartbreak: Schoolgirl
Izzy Dix, 14, with her
mother Gabbi

It gives cyber bullies a platform, allowing them to post hurtful comments and remain anonymous. Mr
Conway said: I know she is at least the tenth teenager to have taken her life because of it.
It is time we ramped up the pressure on the people who run this site to get it taken down.
Izzys friend Tia Budd said: Its horrible and should be closed. She added: We have deleted our accounts,
but there are still people taking the hate and it doesnt need to happen.
Police have said they are not treating the death as suspicious. An inquest is due to be held at a later date.
For confidential support on suicide matters call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or visit a local
Samaritans branch or click here.

Moving: Gabbi and Izzy


embrace. Mrs Dix said
today: 'We need to be
motivated by love and
kindness, not nastiness and
hate'

Source:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2474809/Izzy-Dixs-heartbreaking-poem-bullying-shortly-death.html