Amanda Todd Death

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...

Vigils In Remembrance

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada British Columbia

SURREY, B.C. - They lit candles, shared their thoughts and collectively took a quiet stand against the kind of torment which caused a British Columbia...

Bullying Victims Remembered In Worldwide Vigils

CBC | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada Living

A series of gatherings across Canada — and the world — are being held today to remember bullying victims, including the B.C. teen who committed su...

'Unfounded' Rumours Of Todd's Tormentor Slowing Investigation: RCMP

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Online rumours and scams linked to the tragic case of Amanda Todd are delaying the police investigation of her case, RCMP said Tuesday.Sgt...

Amanda Todd Was Not Just Bullied

Wayne K. Spear | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada
Wayne K. Spear

In reading about the tragic case of Amanda Todd, I was unable to find a single news source prepared to follow the evidence to its logical conclusion -- that she was the victim of male sexual violence. Here on display was the familiar and rank hypocrisy by which women are routinely sexualized and then attacked for their supposedly wanton ways. .

Bullied Teen Sexually Exploited: Advocate

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A national child exploitation group received a tip almost a year ago about 15-year-old Amanda Todd, the British Columbia teenager who took...

Motion Calls For Anti-Bullying Strategy

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - When Dany Morin was being picked on in high school, there was no such thing as Facebook.The taunting faced by teens these days is far worse t...

The Least We Can Do Is Learn From Amanda Todd

Wendy Craig | Posted 12.14.2012 | Canada
Wendy Craig

With the recent case of 15-year old Amanda Todd who killed herself Wednesday as a result of a cyberbullying campaign against her, it's clear we need to do a better job of supporting youth who are victimized by bullying. We can empower youth to be part of the solution by teaching them what they can do.

Stop Making Sickening Remarks About Teen's Death: Family

CBC | Posted 12.14.2012 | Canada British Columbia

The family of a B.C. teenager who took her own life last week is asking online bullies to leave the teenager alone, police say. Amanda Tod...

'I Wish I Could Have Done Something'

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Their pleas for help were strikingly similar but ended with tragically different results.Amanda Todd, 15, of Port Coquitlam, B.C., and Jon...

What Are We Doing Wrong About Bullying?

Kerry Sauriol | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Kerry Sauriol

I think it is safe to say that the anti-bullying campaigns and the pink shirt days are not working. Once again we have a tormented teen who could only see one way out of her struggle and that was taking her own life. It is time to rethink how we are handling this whole "bullying" thing. As a parent of two school-age children, I have a feeling that the definition of "bully" has been lost in translation.

Calling It "Bullying" Doesn't Do Amanda Todd Justice

Jarrah Hodge | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Jarrah Hodge

Calling Amanda Todd's case "bullying" or even "cyberbullying" doesn't do it justice. "Bullying" erases specific social factors and makes it seem like something that you age out of. Adding the "cyber" prefix doesn't necessarily make it more accurate.

Amanda Todd Suicide Investigation Leads To 400 Global Tips

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - In life, Amanda Todd feared she was all alone; In death, she has captured the attention of people from around the world, focusing a spotli...

Anti-Bullying Motion Up For Debate Monday Following Teen Suicide

CBC | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada Politics

One of Parliament's youngest members is calling on the federal government to show "leadership" and pass an anti-bullying motion he introduced, schedul...

'People Do Miss Her'

CBC | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Mounties say criminal charges could result from an investigation into the death of a 15-year-old girl who took her own life after experiencing re...

What Drives Trolls Amid Tragedy?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

As Canada and the world react with grief, empathy and regret to the death of a B.C. teen, some online users are inexplicably still posting hurtful com...

What Parents Can Do To Stop Cyberbullying

CBC | Posted 12.12.2012 | Canada British Columbia

A number of high-profile incidents in recent years have demonstrated that cyberbullying — through email, texts or social networking sites like Faceb...

Teen's Suicide Could Result In Criminal Charges

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A video glimpse into the life of a now-dead teenage girl who said she was being relentlessly bullied has prompted a police investigation, ...