Amanda Todd brought cyber bullying to mainstream attention in Canada and around the world in 2012.
We know that it takes more brain power to create positive thoughts and comments. Humans are using parts of their brain which facilitate the strengthening of logical reasoning and social emotions. This hopefully equates to more positivity and a transference to being kinder to others and being someone who stands up for others.
The meme includes images of Amanda Todd, actor Robin Williams and rocker Kurt Cobain.
This was the fourth Christmas with Amanda gone. It feels just like the first one with the deep sighs and sadness. I personally am not feeling that it gets easier with each year going by because the loss is still there. It's not about forgetting or getting over it. It's about missing someone you loved. Yes certainly, we have other family that we love and care about. And we don't love them any less. My experiences this Christmas season have been phenomenal for giving back. Some on my own and some with Amanda's legacy.
This was one of the anticipated birthdays you were looking forward to other than 16 where you could finally learn to drive. But sadly, it was not a milestone you would ever reach. I often wonder what you would be like as an adult in our ever changing world.= What would the future hold if you hadn't had that awful Thanksgiving weekend and that horrible experience you came home to tell me about. If you had been able to sleep better that weekend. If others had just left you alone.
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.
The Conservatives will not heed the advice of a growing list of independent experts and opposition critics who are urging the federal government to split its cyberbullying bill in two, by hiving off i...
OTTAWA - The mother of a B.C. teen who took her own life after she was sexually exploited online says a proposed crackdown on cyberbullying goes too far.Carol Todd, whose daughter Amanda died by suici...
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...
Bell Let's Talk Day was on Tuesday. This is a campaign which is very near and dear to my heart. My daughter Amanda had depression and anxiety. When she finally had the courage to speak up and talk about how she felt, others made fun of her.
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...
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?
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....
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.
It's one thing to be idealistic and mean well in life, but it's another thing to go out there and kick the world's butt to actually make a difference. Instead of talking about a more compassionate wor...
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.
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...
Parents please continue to learn about the story attached to Amanda Todd and today do not hesitate to talk to your children about the new story of Rehtaeh Parsons. Talk to your children about mental health, talking about social media is the first step in educating your kids about social media safety and outline your expectations about how your children will utilise this powerful tool for communication.
VICTORIA - Amanda Todd's mother and a group of parents have met with Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid in an attempt to push the Liberal government to improve crisis care for British Columbia's chil...
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 interactions. "There’s a piece missing where we forget to ed...
A U.S. artist who was moved by Amanda Todd's story created a portrait as a tribute to the bullied B.C. teen who killed herself last year. The painting has snowballed into an anti-bullying project and...
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 internet. "We have to teach parents on what's out...
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 suicide in October. Carol Todd was not permitted...
There is the Amanda Todd that the world came to know. But there was more to Amanda and now her mother Carol shares the