This is a heartbreaking story. Amanda Todd committed suicide; she left an explanation on Youtube explaining her story.
Here’s the summary … she’s young and flashes someone on a webcam because they tell her she’s beautiful and she loves the attention. Someone figures out who she is and says he’ll release the picture if she doesn’t do things for him. She ignores him. The stalker posts her pic to the world. She loses all her friends. She changes schools. Gets stalked again. The stalker follows her. Everyone in her school finds out. She hooks up with a boy. The boy’s girlfriend beats her up in front of everyone. She tries to commit suicide. They make fun of her and tell her to do it right this time. She does. #RIP Amanda Todd
For those kids who are being bullied for whatever reason … committing suicide isn’t the answer. Hold your head up high and move forward no matter how painful. Keep calm and carry on. There are many people who are victims of this kind of situation; you’re not alone. For anyone who watches another person and does nothing about it; say something. It’s not funny. It’s devastating to people. We all have value …. it doesn’t matter if you’re overweight or seem odd to those in school … whatever the issue.
High school is only 4 years; it feels like a lifetime but it isn’t. Life doesn’t really begin until after high school anyway. It gets MUCH better regardless if you are happy and “popular” or unhappy and unpopular. Keep calm and carry on. This young girl would have grown up to be a beautiful young woman; now she’s 6 feet under. Such a sad, sad story.
The Vancouver Sun has the story HERE:
Todd was found dead in a Port Coquitlam home on Wednesday, five weeks after she posted a heartbreaking video on YouTube detailing how she was harassed online and bullied.
McLintock said after the review is complete there may be recommendations made on a range of issues, including cyber-bullying, though she noted that it would take time given how complicated it can be to deal with the Internet.
The RCMP said a full investigation has been launched into Amanda’s death.
“Serious crime teams in Coquitlam and Ridge Meadows are working together, conducting interviews and reviewing any potential contributing factors to her death,” said RCMP spokesman Sgt. Peter Thiessen, in a news release Friday.
He said investigators are monitoring social media, and that Coquitlam Detachment’s victim services are speaking with the teen’s family.
This is what some $%&! posted on Facebook and some of the comments:
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