Bullying has always been with us. Cyberbullying---using technology to harass or humiliate another person---has made bullying easier. Unlike playground bullies, cyberbullies do not necessarily have physical contact with their victims. Cyberbullying is a serious and growing problem.
Todd says that during the next Christmas break, police informed her that the photo was circulating the internet. The news caused Todd to experience anxiety, major depression and panic disorder. Her family moved to a new home, but she began taking drugs and alcohol. Her anxiety worsened to a point where it was so bad that she couldn't leave the house.
A year later the individual reappeared, creating a Facebook profile which used the topless photograph as the profile image, and contacting classmates at her new school. Again Todd was teased, eventually changing school for a second time. She says she began chatting to "an old guy friend" who appeared to her. The friend asked Todd to come to his house where they had sex while his girlfriend was on holiday.The following week the girlfriend and a group of others attacked Todd at school; shouting insults and punching her to the ground. Following the attack, Todd attempted suicide by drinking bleach, but was rushed to hospital to have her stomach pumped.
After returning home Todd discovered abusive messages about her failed suicide attempt posted to Facebook. Her family moved to another city to start afresh, but Todd was unable to escape the past. Six months later further messages and abuse were still being posted to social networking sites. Her mental state worsening, she began to engage in self mutilation. Despite taking anti-depressants and receiving counselling, she took an overdose and spent two days in hospital.
Todd was teased by other students at her school for her low grades (a consequence of her (unspecified) language based learning disability), and for spending time in hospital to treat her severe depression.
On October 10, 2012 at about 6:00 PM (PDT), Todd was found dead at her home.
BULLIED to death!
There are many cases of this all over the internet and I would like to petition for strict anticyberbullying laws that result in the death of the victim.
Amanda was just a young girl who's whole future was wiped out the day that man contacted her.
He was an adult and she was a child. And because of his actions and the actions of all who participated in the stalking and harassment Amanda Todd is dead.Even in death she she is stalked and harassed and her autopsy photos(a very nude Amanda Todd) was posted online.
On October 13, 2012, the term R.I.P Amanda Todd began trending worldwide on social networking site Twitter Since the suicide, more than one million Facebook users have "liked" Todd’s Facebook memorial page
Mingled among the positive support and comments are continuing attack posts and images from strangers and those claiming to be her former classmates, such as a message stating " "I’m so happy she’s dead now."
I would like to get strict laws passed and make this man pay for destroying a life! And tough penalties for anyone who engages and recruits others for cyberbullying and stalking that leads to the death of the victim.
In response to the death of Todd, a motion will be introduced in the Canadian House of Commons by member of parliament Dany Morin of the New Democratic Party. The motion will propose a study of the scope of bullying in Canada, and for more funding and support for anti-bullying organizations. It is also intended to lay the groundwork for a national strategy to prevent bullying.
1 But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and the torment of death shall not touch them.
2 In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: and their departure was taken for misery:
3 And their going away from us, for utter destruction: but they are in peace.
4 And though in the sight of men they suffered torments, their hope is full of immortality.
5 Afflicted in few things, in many they shall be well rewarded: because God hath tried them, and found them worthy of himself.
6 As gold in the furnace he hath proved them, and as a victim of a holocaust he hath received them, and in time there shall be respect had to them.
7 The just shall shine, and shall run to and fro like sparks among the reeds.
8 They shall judge nations, and rule over people, and their Lord shall reign for ever.
9 They that trust in him, shall understand the truth: and they that are faithful in love shall rest in him: for grace and peace is to his elect.
10 But the wicked shall be punished according to their own devices: who have neglected the just, and have revolted from the Lord.