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Carol Todd is the mother of two and an advocate to many. Carol's daughter Amanda Todd brought to the world's attention the concequences of cyberbullying, and the need to address bullying in general among our youth. Carol continues the spread Amanda's message and carry on her dream of helping kids. The Amanda Todd Legacy was created by Carol to help others in need with resources and assistance for anti-bullying, mental health and cyber safety.

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We Are One Step Closer To Justice For My Daughter, Amanda Todd

(1) Comments | Posted February 9, 2017 | 5:21 PM

Day six in the trial of "Aydin C.," my daughter Amanda Todd's alleged tormenter, taking place in the Netherlands. It was the day the prosecution team asked for a sentence of 10 years and eight months in prison, and stated that if it were possible, they would have...

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Why I Won't Let The Negative Absorb The Positives In Life

(1) Comments | Posted January 19, 2017 | 11:04 AM

I have said this many times over the past few years, including my TEDxTalk Stouffville -- that everyone has a story. It might be a good one or it might be a tragically sad one, but it is still a story. Also, all stories have emotions connected to...

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An Honest Discussion About Bullying Could Save A Child's Life

(2) Comments | Posted September 16, 2016 | 12:59 PM

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My daughter Amanda made a YouTube video five weeks before she took her own life on Oct. 10, 2012. Her video has circled the world and reached approximately 47 million viewers. 

When I asked her then why she made a video,...

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Musical Tribute To My Daughter Amanda Todd Moved Me To Tears

(2) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 11:41 AM

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Dear Amanda,

I have to say that the world premiere performance of "Life Reflected" put on by the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa was one of the most breathtaking moments of my life other than giving...

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I've Made It Through Another Christmas Without Amanda

(3) Comments | Posted December 29, 2015 | 1:12 PM

So glad to hear myself say, "Phew, I made it through another Christmas." After receiving so many well wishes for the holidays on social media in the past week, I have felt badly that I haven't been able to answer each and every message with something positive to say. I...

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Happy 19th Birthday, Amanda

(9) Comments | Posted November 27, 2015 | 9:51 AM

Dear Amanda

Today you would have turned 19. This was one of the anticipated birthdays you were looking forward to other than 16 where you could finally learn to drive. But sadly, it was not a milestone you would ever reach. I often wonder what you would be like as...

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18 Roses for My Daughter Amanda's Would-Be 18th Birthday

(6) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 1:14 PM

Dear Amanda,

Happy 18th birthday, honey! I have to say that although each day and year passing that you are gone it has been hard but this year seems to be harder than the others. I have no words of explanation why other than, it just is. All the words...

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Kind Words to Me From a Stranger

(2) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 1:58 PM

In the past 20 months, my journey has been filled with meeting a variety of people. The majority are thoughtful, kind and compassionate. Others lack empathy, emotion and warmth so subsequently, I won't include their words here.

This is a letter that I found in my inbox that "fills...

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Why Would a 35-year-old Dutch Man Sexploit My Daughter Amanda?

(5) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 4:25 PM

Are there any right words that can describe what happened almost 72 hours ago? To use descriptive adjectives, what would they be for me?

Surprise? Shock? Anger? Skepticism? Elation?

All true but in different ways. Not even imagining that you wake up and go to work and in a heartbeat,...

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Sending a Valentine to My Darling Girl, Amanda

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 12:38 PM

Dear Amanda,

Happy Valentine's Day! I can remember all the times watching you write out your V Day cards and scrunching up your face when licking the back of the envelopes. After card #15, you couldn't stand the taste and when I wouldn't lick the envelopes for you, you found...

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Why Mental Health Day Matters for My Daughter, Amanda Todd

(1) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 12:41 PM

Bell Let's Talk Day was on January 28. I heard on the news that there were over 100 million tweets, retweets, messages, etc. With 5 cents being donated for every one of those messages being sent, it goes along way to supporting mental health.

This is a campaign which...

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Happy Birthday My Beautiful Amanda

(1) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 5:52 PM

Dear Amanda,

Happy birthday baby girl!!! No words can describe how I feel as I sit here and write these words to you on what is and should have been your 17th birthday or what would have been your 17th birthday. You would have by now been learning to drive,...

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Could the Cyberbullying Bill Have Saved Amanda? Yes.

(10) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 5:14 PM

A whirlwind of a week started last Sunday in Winnipeg for the Beyond Borders Symposium and Awards where Glen Canning, Leah Parsons and myself received the Rosalind Prober Award for advocacy with child sexual exploitation after the deaths of Amanda and Rehtaeh. I have said the...

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Rebecca Sedwick's Story Is All Too Familiar to Me

(1) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 2:52 PM

Dear World,

I woke up today to the headlines about the story of Rebecca Sedwick in Florida and that two girls had been charged with the cyberharassment that was endured.

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It makes me wonder again how kids can be that mean and...

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One Year After Amanda's Death, Light Up Purple for Mental Health

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 1:32 PM

I started this blog post on October 1 and then left it. Now when I look again at the date, I see October 8. We are only two days from October 10, and the time is quickly moving toward this date which is becoming bittersweet for myself.

I never...

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Amanda Would Have Loved We Day 2013

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 1:07 PM

Back from WE DAY Toronto 2013. What a fantastic event. To be able to listen to the speakers and absorb what they had to say was pretty amazing. And then feeling the energy in the building with over 20,000 youth present. It was certainly one of those magical moments. The...

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What Grief Has Taught Me About Listening

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 5:31 PM

It is still hard for me to understand why I keep hearing about stories in real life and on social media from and about kids and parents about the things that are happening in their lives. It's the same things --- kids not being nice to one another. Kids sharing...

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Why My Daughter Amanda Todd's Video Is Still Saving Lives

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 1:35 PM

It's hard to believe that it has been a year since Amanda initially posted her video to YouTube. And even stranger to see that with combined views from different sources, that there have been over 28-million views. I continue to receive comments from people all around the world about having...

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Focus on Respect at Schools Before We Lose Another Child

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 1:14 PM

I recently spent the weekend in a small town in Alberta and talked to lots of people there who are concerned about the bullying and cyberbullying that is occurring in their town and other places in the world. The bullying and hating is not restricted to big cities, it can...

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I'm Taking on Bullying in Memory of My Daughter, Amanda Todd

(13) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 1:57 PM

The story starts with a boy named Alex who lives in B.C. He is a boy who just turned 16 years old, who has been and continues to be bullied and harassed by other kids in his community. The story of Alex and his family has been featured...

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