Amanda Todd Suicide

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.

Focus on Respect at Schools Before We Lose Another Child

Carol Todd | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Impact
Carol Todd

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.

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...

Halifax Teen's Suicide Recalls Amanda Todd

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Halifax teen Rehtaeh Parsons' suicide is stirring chilling memories of a B.C. teen who killed herself after sustained bullying at school and online. ...

What Is Bullying? Provinces' Definitions Differ

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada Living

WINNIPEG - Provinces introducing laws to crack down on school bullies are taking different approaches as they decide where to draw the line between ch...

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...

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...

Snowflake Walk Honours Amanda Todd

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. - People uniting against bullying are joining Amanda Todd's mother today in a special walk named after the B.C. teen.A public eve...

Songs Can Remind You You're Never Alone

Marlowe Stone | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Music
Marlowe Stone

Amanda Todd's suicide has stopped all parents, educators and politicians in their tracks. How could she have made such a public plea for help and still not be saved? What I do is write music with positive messages, to empower today's kids to be the best people they can be. In fact, through my kids pop act, Marlowe & the MiX, I've seen how one powerful song can change a child's mood, perspective and path.

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 ...

WATCH: U.S. Teens React To Amanda Todd Video

The Huffington Post B.C. | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A video of U.S. teens — produced by an Emmy-winning team — reacting to Canadian teen Amanda Todd's heart-wrenching story on YouTube has reignited ...

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...

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'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.

Amanda Todd Suicide Spurs Anti-Bullying Conference

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's premier wants to change the way teachers, students and the public think about bullying.Bullies are perpetrators, Premie...

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...

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.