The 38-year-old was convicted last month by a Dutch court.
The court gave him the maximum possible sentence, calling his behaviour "astonishing.''
Amanda Todd brought cyber bullying to mainstream attention in Canada and around the world in 2012.
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The meme includes images of Amanda Todd, actor Robin Williams and rocker Kurt Cobain.
The court had pledged to forge ahead on Friday, saying any further delays would be difficult on the alleged victims.
"Today the court said you had chances enough."
"When people realize that it's a solvable problem they won't put up with it anymore."
The Port Coquitlam teen committed suicide in October 2012 after posting a video on YouTube, in which she said she'd been blackmailed by an online predator.
Canadian officials are trying to extradite Aydin Coban to face criminal charges in B.C.
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Amanda Todd challenged her online stalker in a conversation she had with the Dutch man alleged to have extorted her online, a Facebook security report obtained by CBC's the fifth estate shows. I...
An investigation by CBC's the fifth estate and Dutch news program Zembla has found that police in the Netherlands were alerted to the online activities of the man eventually charged in the extortion o...
Dear Amanda, Happy 18th birthday, honey! I have to say that although each day and year passing that you are gone it has been hard but this year seems to be harder than the others. This year will be more contributions to your legacy that will have impact. This is your graduating year. An event that you talked about and looked forward to since you were in grade school.
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VANCOUVER - A Dutch man accused of surreptitiously capturing webcam footage of British Columbia teen Amanda Todd, as well as dozens of other victims around the world, won't necessarily have to wait un...
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.
VANCOUVER - Authorities in British Columbia are anxious to bring a Netherlands resident to a Canadian courtroom on cyberbullying charges in a teen suicide case, but legal experts say it's unclear when...
An international investigation has led to pornography and Internet luring charges against a Dutch man in connection with the cyberbullying of Canadian teen Amanda Todd, who committed suicide. The 35-y...
Students and advocates rallied in Vancouver this morning and the colour pink poured onto streets and school hallways across Canada, but one of B.C.'s most prominent anti-bullying activists is wor...
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.
HALIFAX - The stories pop up on Carol Todd's computer with distressing regularity.They are tales with an eerily similar template that chronicle the suicides of young people who often had endured the t...
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.
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 the teen committed suicide, CBC’s the fifth estat...
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 gay. They don't know he's been bullied and abused....
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.
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.
Today was a year to the date when Amanda Todd and I went to Whiterock B.C. to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather of September and take so many selfies of each other. It was a hilarious day. One of which I will never forget as I saw Amanda in the carefree state that she once was just a couple of years back.
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.
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.
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.
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 to sue their tormentors, Amanda Todd's mother, who liv...
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.Organizer Tneesa Tyerman says about 50 bikers too...
Halifax teen Rehtaeh Parsons' suicide is stirring chilling memories of a B.C. teen who killed herself after sustained bullying at school and online. Amanda Todd of Coquitlam, B.C. killed herself in Oc...
WINNIPEG - Provinces introducing laws to crack down on school bullies are taking different approaches as they decide where to draw the line between chronic abuse and a one-time insult or slight.There...