Amanda Todd Cyberbullying

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

Carol Todd | Posted 06.21.2014 | Canada Living
Carol Todd

I am sure many around the world have read the headlines. Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever thought that Amanda's alleged perpetrator would be found in the Netherlands.

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.

Could the Cyberbullying Bill Have Saved Amanda? Yes.

Carol Todd | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Carol Todd

I went to Ottawa for the tabling of the new Cyberbullying Bill in the House of Commons on Wednesday. It has been a long time coming, and as parents who have lost our children, it is a necessity. The question that I heard the most from media was this one: Do you think this piece of legislation would have 'saved' Amanda? YES.

The Cyberbullying Bill Could Have Helped My Daughter

Glen Canning | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Glen Canning

We were horrified to find out that taking a photograph of oneself having sex with an unknowing and unconscious person then texting it out to pretty much everyone she knows wasn't a crime in Canada. Seriously, trust me. It isn't. But now, fortunately, it will be. I am very grateful to hear that Justice Minister Peter MacKay and Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney have announced new legislation that will address this disgusting crime that devastated our daughter Rehtaeh. Now, thanks to this new legislation, ignoring these young victims and their families will no longer be an option.

Tories Crack Down On Cyberbullying

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government has introduced a wide-ranging bill designed to make it illegal to distribute "intimate images" without consent an...

Her Tormentor Was Never Tracked

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

RCMP in British Columbia were alerted at least five times over the course of nearly two years about the ongoing sexual extortion of Amanda Todd before...

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.

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...

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 Suicide Leads to Media Chatter

J.J. McCullough | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg It's now been two weeks since the tragic, allegedly bullying-induced suicide of B.C. teenager Amanda Todd first made headlines around the world, but if the steady output of Canadian editorial pages is any indication, there's still much to say. It's hard to deny the sheer poetic justice in the volume of sympathy and thoughtfulness born from the aftermath of an episode of such overbearing nihilism and cruelty. Not that some haven't gone too far, of course.

Whose Fault is Our Culture of Bullying?

Mara Shapiro | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada Living
Mara Shapiro

I can't stop thinking about Amanda Todd. Why she died, why nobody stopped the kids who were bullying her, how her cyber-stalker wasn't caught or prosecuted, why her parents seemed to be in the dark. I'm struggling because I want to lay blame. And I don't know where it should go.