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Should Bullies Really Be Punished By Criminal Law?

It has been just over a week since Amanda Todd's tragic and heart-breaking suicide, which she committed to end the pain from the endless torment of the bullies in her life. We deservedly feel guilt and shame over Amanda's fate and our inaction as bystanders to other cases of bullying. But the desire to do something, and perhaps to relieve our sense of guilt, should not lead us to precipitously arrest every bully.
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Amanda Todd: Bullied to Death

After the tragic suicide of Amanda Todd, there has been an outpouring of attention on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, as well as traditional media. Social media has played a huge role in Amanda's story, from her heartbreaking YouTube video confessions, to the conversations about bullying popping up all over the web since her death. Amanda's story has started the country talking about some of the real issues behind such a senseless death. Here are just some of the thoughts and reactions from a stunned nation.