Teen queen Demi Lovato says she wishes she could have hugged Phoebe Prince and let her know that things would be okay.
Demi, who starts on Disney's tween comedy, "Sonny with a Chance," says Phoebe's tragic suicide is a wake-up call that America needs to crack down on school bullying.
"RIP Phoebe Prince, a young teen who was bullied to death. People don't realize how serious bullying is these days.." tweeted Demi Sunday.
"I would've done anything to give Phoebe a hug, relate to one another, and tell her it was going to be okay.." Demi said. "My heart and prayers go out to Phoebe's friends and family.. I'm here for you."
"Verbal abuse IS (if not more) as serious as physical harassment.." she tweeted.
"PLEASE make a difference in your school..Put an end to cliques..PLEASE put an end to catty fights and ugly rumors... It's not worth it."
"YOU can be the difference in your school/city and could save lives.." she said.
Demi tweeted a total of seven appeals to her more than 1.7 million followers Sunday encouraging them to learn as much about the tragic case as possible.
Phoebe was just 15 when she took her own life in February after months of torment at South Hadley High School.
Six teenagers have been indicted over the suicide, two male and four female. The females were charged with crimes including stalking, violation of civil rights and criminal harassment.
Demi's tweets struck a chord with her fans.
Within minutes teenagers were retweeting their support.
"u know wat i WILL be the difference in my town... i WILL #Stopbullying" tweeted @Jonas2Australia.
"it's stories like this that make me wonder what's the point of bullying? Nothing just alot of hurt feelings," said @Bum2Chair.
"everyone should just get along. After everything, we all bleed the same colour. So why are we bullied for ... @TakeABreathDemi
"hopefully these cruel teens opend up their eyes & see how much damage they cause. They will learn one day." @mmvalero