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RIP Amanda Todd

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There has to be a way to find out who that man who blackmailed her was. He set up a facebook page, right? He needs to spend some time locked up. The other inmates are going to love his reason for being in there. Love him without any lube.

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My kids have respect for others. My husband and I have insisted upon it every day since they could talk. And we've tried very very hard to help our kids understand WHY you need to have respect for others (not just "because they're older", etc.)

But, as Heretic said, very few people today do have any semblance of respect and yes indeed, that modelling only leads to disrespectful kids.

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Why? Because a confused and depressed 14-year-old did something stupid because she thought someone liked her for once?

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Having being bullied/isolated/picked on all throughout grades 5-10 at which point I dropped out and finished high school through adult education I know what it's like being bullied. I shed a tear when I had heard she took her own life.

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I'm not trying to be mean or anything, but people need to realize that this happens everywhere... And they need to start caring now instead of giving a crap when they die and trend on twitter...

RIP

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This is a sad story and honestly not sure how the guy that is distributing child pornography (picture of her flashing) is not in jail, and on the sex offenders registry. But on the other hand this girl was followed by this person posting this picture on facebook and other social media outlets thus ruining her rep. WHY does she keep signing up to these different outlets its just dumb.

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Why? Because a confused and depressed 14-year-old did something stupid because she thought someone liked her for once?

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My facebook feed has been full of stuff about her, as someone who has been bullied into depression (I moved on and am much better now) I find it absolutely ridiculous that people don't give a damn about a person being bullied until they make themselves a martyr (intentionally or not). Then all of a sudden everybody who has stood by and watched the bullying happen acts like they care about who she was and what happened to her. If people really care about stopping bullying, they should be actively stopping the act as it's happening and promoting kindness and acceptance.

That's my rant for the day.

RIP Amanda, it must have been horrible, but you shouldn't have done it..

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that's fracked. blaming her for her crapty parents is fracked.

i usually don't read these threads but this is fracked. what the hell is wrong with people.

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I think it was someone famous who said "he who is without sin cast the first stone..."

Interesting that you can judge her based on two of her decisions between the ages of 12 and 15 after watching a 5 minute video...

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It's a tragic story. Hopefully there will be charges pressed against the persons responsible.

The Facebook Page/Group used to torment Amanda is now the most popular memorial page. The page was created on Sept. 3, 2012. It would seem the original creators of the page have wiped out any possible posting history from before Oct. 11th.

For those interested: https://www.facebook...0061749?fref=ts

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ESPECIALLY if you sleep with their boyfriends on the week they happen to be on vacation

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Bullying should be fought with education, not legislation: Premier

B.C. Premier Christy Clark says horrific bullying that preceded the apparent suicide of a teenaged girl this week needs to be countered with education, not legislation.

Ms. Clark, in a TV interview with CBC News, said she was disturbed by the events recounted in a video Amanda Todd, 15, posted weeks before her death. But the Premier dismissed a suggestion to strengthen laws to allow police to trace cyber bullies through the Internet.

“We do need to be careful about creating laws that are going to impinge on people’s privacy and freedom of speech. I think that’s an important principle we need to preserve as well,” said Ms. Clark, who has campaigned for years against bullying.

“This situation is awful, it’s tragic … but at the same time we need to remember the solution to the problem is going to be education.”

Ms. Clark’s government announced a series of anti-bullying initiatives in the education system last June, including new training that will help educators detect and intervene in instances of bullying.

Meanwhile, the RCMP in British Columbia have started an investigation into Amanda's death.

RCMP said Friday that serious-crime teams are working together, conducting interviews and reviewing contributing factors to the death of 15-year-old's death.

Constable Jamie Phillipson could only say police are at the early stages of an investigation, and their primary role now is to act on behalf of the victim’s family.

An official with the B.C. coroner’s office confirmed preliminary indications suggest Ms .Todd took her own life earlier this week, just a month after posting a haunting video on YouTube describing both cyber and physical bullying.

During her nine-minute video, Todd explained via hand-written notes that while in Grade 7, she was lured by an unidentified male to expose her breasts via webcam. One year later, she said she received a message from a man on Facebook threatening that if she didn’t give him a show, he would send the webcam picture to her friends and family.

She said police later told her the man followed through with his threat, and she plunged into anxiety, major depression and drugs and alcohol.

“My boobs were his profile picture,” she said of the cyberbully’s Facebook page.

She said she tried to kill herself twice.

The video ends with her note: “I have nobody. I need someone.”

RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen said there was significant concern within schools, the community and the public over the role bullying could have played in the incident, but it’s too soon for police to comment on the issue.

“B.C. RCMP has publicly stated in the past that bullying ranks second, behind substance abuse, for youth issues identified as concerns by our detachments,” Mr. Thiessen said in a news release.

Simon Fraser University criminologist Brenda Morrison says the response to bullying needs to change and the community needs to step up to fight back.

Ms. Morrison says no one appeared to stand up for Amanda when she was being bullied, and she needed a community to care for her.

Merlyn Horton, executive director of the Safe Online Outreach Society and a former youth-outreach worker, said the education system needs to teach children as young as six about the powers and pitfalls of the Internet.

While adolescents have always experimented with sexuality and exhibitionism, today’s youths are using communication tools that can have consequences significantly different from those experienced by any other generation, she said.

“This is a culture and an online community, and what it’s going to take is values-based conversations with adults with their kids about online conduct,” Ms. Horton said.

“We have to learn how to deal with this environment.”

http://www.theglobea...article4609443/

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It's a tragic story. Hopefully there will be charges pressed against the persons responsible.

The Facebook Page/Group used to torment Amanda is now the most popular memorial page. The page was created on Sept. 3, 2012. It would seem the original creators of the page have wiped out any possible posting history from before Oct. 11th.

For those interested: https://www.facebook...0061749?fref=ts

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Well done Christy. Don't give law enforcement the tools they need to investigate crimes. That's good leadership. Stay 'disturbed'. That should help the situation. :picard:

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But of course, anything that "strengthen laws to allow police to trace cyber bullies through the Internet" will be seen as draconian, SOPA, 1984ish, Vic Towes-like, or Harperite. Right, Sharpie? Isn't that the party line - to bloody tweet #tellVicEverything in the face of internet surveillance legislation?

Let's face it - if there's better education so Amanda Todds know to call 1800SUICIDE or Kids Help Phone, if there's better education so youth know who to talk to, if there's better education so people know what the signs of depression are, we wouldn't need this article.

Funny how some call for legislation that can trace cyberbullies when this was an outrage 8 months ago.

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But of course, anything that "strengthen laws to allow police to trace cyber bullies through the Internet" will be seen as draconian, SOPA, 1984ish, Vic Towes-like, or Harperite. Right, Sharpie? Isn't that the party line - to bloody tweet #tellVicEverything in the face of internet surveillance legislation?

Let's face it - if there's better education so Amanda Todds know to call 1800SUICIDE or Kids Help Phone, if there's better education so youth know who to talk to, if there's better education so people know what the signs of depression are, we wouldn't need this article.

Funny how some call for legislation that can trace cyberbullies when this was an outrage 8 months ago.

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Agreed with both of you but why can't we just have both of the same worlds.. and although I agree with what you're saying Sharp there are some issues regarding policing the internet, would you like the police or government to infringe your privacy on the internet?

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