Published: Apr 01, 2010 7:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON - The suicide of Massachusetts teen Phoebe Prince has prompted calls for more bullying prevention programs and tougher anti-bullying laws.

The 15-year-old girl killed herself after intense bullying and taunting. This has elicited national outcry and it has some calling for stricter bullying laws and bullying prevention programs.

Nine teens have been charged following Prince's death.