Grieving mother opens up about new cyberbullying laws

Earlier this month Jackie gave a talk at Youthreach in Clondalkin and she has been invited to speak on suicide awareness and bullying in a Tallaght school. She has also found support and solace through a Facebook page she set up, Let’s Bring In Coo’s Law, which has seen families from all over the world contact her.

Jackie tries not to be over-protective with her sons Dean, 19, and 15-year-old Lee but finds it difficult. She added: “I am watching them. I can’t help it. I’m just so scared because I can’t go through something like that again.

“Nicole’s last text message to me was, ‘I love you’, with a heart. I’m doing all this for Nicole, so others don’t suffer the way she did.

“If I can’t have her here with me then at least I can do this in her memory.”

If you have been affected by this story, contact the Samaritans on 116 123, Aware on 1800 80 48 48 or Pieta House on 01 601 0000.