The initiatives were announced following a three-day summit in London of the new International Virtual Global Taskforce, which aims to make the internet a safer place for children.

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A father-of-two hanged himself live over the internet in Britain's first 'cyber suicide'.

He was logged on with around 50 other users to a special "insult" chatroom where people "have a go at each other".

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Kevin Whitrick, 42, took his life after being goaded by dozens of chatroom users from across the world who initially believed he was play acting.

But as they watched in horror, Mr Whitrick climbed onto a chair, smashed through a ceiling and then hanged himself with a piece of rope.

But despite their efforts to save him, he was pronounced dead at the scene.