Amanda Todd Death

Kind Words to Me From a Stranger

Carol Todd | Posted 08.17.2014 | Canada Living
Carol Todd

In the past 20 months, my journey has been filled with meeting a variety of people. The majority are thoughtful, kind and compassionate. This is a letter that I found in my inbox that "fills the bucket." I believe that words and writers like this deserve to be shared.

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.

Rebecca Sedwick's Story Is All Too Familiar to Me

Carol Todd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Carol Todd

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. It makes me wonder again how kids can be that mean and cruel towards others. I always wonder -- do their parents know?

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.

Amanda Would Have Loved We Day 2013

Carol Todd | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Impact
Carol Todd

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. Although I don't always feel the spiritual world around me, I did feel Amanda's presence at We Day Toronto.

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

Carol Todd | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada Impact
Carol Todd

On Saturday, it will be 10 months since my daughter, Amanda, left us. I am trying to keep myself busy so I don't feel that dark cloud come upon me as it does every month. I am excited to meet all the people who have come into my life in the past 10 months. They all have made a difference and that's what it is all about. They rally around and support and make change. I am so happy to finally meet, hug, say hello and share stories. These are all warm and giving people.

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...

'Bikes Against Bullies' Rally Honours Amanda Todd, Bullying Victims

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. - Dozens of people gathered in Port Coquitlam on Sunday for the first annual Bikes Against Bullies rally in honour of Amanda Todd...

Amanda Todd's Mom On Online Safety

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Amanda Todd’s mother is using her daughter’s tragic story to warn parents to update old "stranger danger" lessons and focus on social media intera...

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...

Amanda Todd Among Google Top 2012 Searches

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Amanda Todd, the B.C. teen whose suicide unleashed an international debate on cyberbullying, was among the top trending searches of 2012, said a Googl...

How To Report On Suicide

CBC | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver School Board trustees passed a motion last night to try and influence how the media in B.C. reports on suicides. They want all m...

Raffi vs. Cyberbullies

CP | Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

TORONTO - Children's entertainer and advocate Raffi says he was "shaken" and "angry" when he heard about the death of Amanda Todd, a British Columbia ...

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.

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...

Was Amanda Todd's Death a Tipping Point?

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 01.14.2013 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

This year we see one issue weighing on young people more than any other: bullying. After the event, we shared a moment with the mother of the B.C. teen who had taken her life to offer our condolences. The grieving mother told us she hoped her daughter's tragedy would prove a tipping point. We believe it has.

She Was Not Internet Obsessed: Mom

CBC | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada British Columbia

The mother of cyberbullying victim Amanda Todd says the teen, whose story led to a worldwide outpouring of anger and grief, touched the heart of most ...

We Don't Need Another Amanda Todd -- Let's Talk About Suicide

Arthur Gallant | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Living
Arthur Gallant

With the recent, tragic, and unnecessary death of bullying victim Amanda Todd, I believe that it is time to talk about suicide openly. Having the nation begin to talk about bullying and suicide prevention should have happened a long time ago. I am sad that it has taken an end to a life to begin talking about suicide so openly but it is something we must talk about to prevent it.

Amanda Todd Memo Defended

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - An anti-bullying expert is defending a memo she co-authored that cautioned school districts around British Columbia about showing classes ...

VOTE: Should Students Watch Amanda Todd Video?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Opinion is split over whether showing the video created by B.C. teen Amanda Todd will create meaningful discussion in classrooms, or if it will be "tr...