Amanda Todd Bullying

Sending a Valentine to My Darling Girl, Amanda

Carol Todd | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Impact
Carol Todd

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. Thanks Amanda for putting a fire under your mom and all the others who care.

What Amanda Todd's Mother Wants You To Know About 'Bullycide'

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

HALIFAX - The stories pop up on Carol Todd's computer with distressing regularity.They are tales with an eerily similar template that chronicle the su...

One Year After Amanda Todd's Death

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - When Tad Milmine walks into a classroom, students don't know anything about him.They don't know he's an RCMP officer. They don't know he's ...

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

Carol Todd | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada Impact
Carol Todd

I wonder how many people know that October 10 is World Mental Health Day all over the world? This also happens to be the same date that I lost the ability to laugh and cry with my daughter in real time. From here on in, I will work to bring awareness to mental health issues on this date. I invite all those who want to help do this each year by Lighting Up Purple for World Mental Health Day.

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

Carol Todd | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Impact
Carol Todd

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 seen the video for the very first time. I also keep hearing about the positive impacts it has made on those who have watched it. They felt a connection with the video. They thought about their own lives and decided on a change. All these are good things that have come out of this.

Focus on Respect at Schools Before We Lose Another Child

Carol Todd | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Impact
Carol Todd

School is starting soon. There are many anxious youths out there not looking forward to those first weeks of school. Hopefully this school year will be one where kindness and respect are a focus. Hopefully we won't lose any more young people while we wait.

Sasha Nagy

Amanda Todd's Mother Wants Action

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Nagy | Posted 08.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Carol Todd has one simple question: What's taking British Columbia so long? Now that Nova Scotia has a law allowing those who are bullied online t...

"What's Wrong With Kids Today?" Is the Wrong Question

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

When we read about horrific acts of bullying, it is not enough to utter the mantra "What is wrong with kids today" and flip to the next page of the newspaper. We are not powerless to prevent these tragedies -- the solution starts with educating our children in a culture of compassion.

What Is Bullying? Provinces' Definitions Differ

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada Living

WINNIPEG - Provinces introducing laws to crack down on school bullies are taking different approaches as they decide where to draw the line between ch...

Amanda Todd Tribute By U.S. Artist

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A U.S. artist who was moved by Amanda Todd's story created a portrait as a tribute to the bullied B.C. teen who killed herself last year. The painting...

Cyberbullying Amanda Todd May Get Dad's Band Booted Off Music Fest

Huffington Post Music Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Music

Although the group has yet to be removed from its roster, there's mounting pressure facing organizers of Australia's WOMADelaide music festival to rem...

What's the Difference Between a Bystander and a Bully?

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada Living
Diane Weber Bederman

Our country prides itself on being a multicultural society -- no moral absolutes for us. Unfortunately, we threw out the most important moral absolute bequeathed to us. The absolute we learned from the answer to the question, "Am I my brother's keeper?" And the answer is "Yes!"

Initiative Tries To Protect Children From Online Predators

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Alberta

The Alberta government is offering an online course to teach parents about the risks children may face online. The initiative comes mere months aft...

'It Hurts,' Boxing Champ Says Of Bullying

CBC | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Legendary boxer and five-time world champion Evander Holyfield was in Vancouver last night to throw his support behind anti-bullying measures inspired...

How A Boxing Legend Was Hit Hard By Amanda Todd

CBC | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

For the past 22 years, Evander Holyfield made his living pushing and punching men around the boxing ring. The former Heavyweight Champion...

The Key to a Happy Childhood? Mentoring

Danisha Bhaloo | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Living
Danisha Bhaloo

According to research, as well as my own personal and professional experience, the key to a happy childhood is mentorship. Kids who have a positive role model in their lives are more likely to succeed academically and develop healthy lifestyles.

B.C. Town Fines Bullies

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. - Port Coquitlam is ready to put the fight against bullying on its books.The Metro Vancouver suburb is supporting an initiative t...

Amanda Todd's Celebration Of Life

CBC | Posted 01.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Hundreds attended a celebration of life at the Red Robinson Theatre in Coquitlam, B.C., Sunday to remember Port Coquiltam teen Amanda Michelle Todd. ...

Pop Star Was Bullied As A Teen, Offers Advice For The Amanda Todd Generation

Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

Lights is a pretty and successful pop star. But that's now. Back when she was known as Valerie Poxleitner, she was just another teenage girl whose own...

Amanda Todd Memorial Set For Sunday

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.18.2012 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. teen whose death sparked a worldwide debate on bullying will have her birthday celebrated Sunday with a memorial service that will also collect...

Dear Sheryl Sandberg: Please Keep Predators Off Facebook

Raffi Cavoukian | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Living
Raffi Cavoukian

We are a community of concerned citizens in British Columbia, including Amanda Todd's mother. As you may know, Amanda was contacted and blackmailed through Facebook by an adult predator who impersonated local teens to enter her circles of friends. We appeal to you as COO of Facebook, a mother, a visionary digital media leader, and member of the board of The Walt Disney Company, to lead industry-wide adoption of systemic security to block predators and abusers from accessing kids on major social media platforms, starting with Facebook itself.

How it Felt to Be Bullied

Lights | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Music
Lights

I worked hard, I believed I could be anything I wanted until I was 14. I remember feeling sick when I walked into the halls of my new school. I was made fun of for trying hard, I was made fun of for being too happy. I made some friends here and there, stood around with the misfits, the awkward misunderstoods. But looking back I knew we all were.

Seven Skills Martial Arts Can Teach You

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 01.15.2013 | Canada Living
Abubakar Kasim

Martial arts is certainly not the solution to all forms of bullies but it can certainly make the difference in the lives of many kids by building their personalities. It would be worthwhile even if it saves one soul in the long run. Children can learn a lot more than just how to do a good roundhouse kick at their local karate class.

Amanda Todd's Mother Urges Parents To Get Net Savvy

CBC | Posted 01.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The mother of B.C. cyberbullying victim Amanda Todd says parents must make themselves aware of the type of trouble their children can get into on the ...

Amanda Todd's Mother Excluded From Anti-Bullying Conference

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Amanda Todd's mother doesn't understand why she was excluded from an anti-bullying forum that the B.C. premier said was partly motivated by the teen's...