Port Coquitlam teen driven to death by cyberbullying


Locutus
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FULL VIDEO Amanda Todd Struggling Bullying Suicide Self Harm - YouTube



A Vancouver area teen who told a heart-breaking story in a YouTube video of cyberbullying that led to an all-out schoolyard attack has apparently committed suicide. In stories and posts flooding Vancouver's social media networks, #RIPAmanda is trending as people post news and condolences for the teen identified as posting the video, Amanda Todd.Video courtesy: Skybrite, ebaumsworld.com


The mother of a teenager who died Wednesday of suspected suicide wants her daughter’s anti-cyber-bullying video to be used to help other young people.

Fifteen-year-old Amanda Todd was found dead in a Port Coquitlam home at 6 p.m. Wednesday, five weeks after she posted a heartbreaking video on YouTube detailing how she was harassed online and bullied.

“I think the video should be shared and used as an anti-bullying tool. That is what my daughter would have wanted,” Carol Todd, Amanda’s mother, told The Vancouver Sun in a message on Twitter.


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Port Coquitlam teen driven to death by cyberbullying (with video) (external - login to view)
 
spaminator
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its too bad that she didn't try blocking the cyber bullies. very sad.
 
wizard
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... any proof she was a victim of anything?
 
CDNBear
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Quote: Originally Posted by wizardView Post

... any proof she was a victim of anything?

Nah, it was probably made up by Judges, lawyers and cops to launder money.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by wizardView Post

... any proof she was a victim of anything?

You are a simple minded idiot- Please provide proof you are not.
 
wizard
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... seems like grandstanding. just wanted her fifteen minutes of fame ...
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by wizardView Post

... any proof she was a victim of anything?

Quote: Originally Posted by wizardView Post

... seems like grandstanding. just wanted her fifteen minutes of fame ...


You have got to be kidding me..... Do you have ANY brains what so ever?
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by wizardView Post

... seems like grandstanding. just wanted her fifteen minutes of fame ...

You bring nothing to this Forum but disgust. You generate this all by yourself. And you do not have the balls to make that statement to a man. Face to face.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

You have got to be kidding me..... Do you have ANY brains what so ever?

I was thinking, Ger, this guy may need a lesson about bullying. Maybe 4 or 5 of us can meet at his house and beat the sh*t out of him.
 
Ron in Regina
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

I was thinking, Ger, this guy may need a lesson about bullying. Maybe 4 or 5 of us can meet at his house and beat the sh*t out of him.

Don't even jest about that **** online.

Quote: Originally Posted by wizardView Post

... seems like grandstanding. just wanted her fifteen minutes of fame ...

Wow...just wow.....I'm at a loss for words dude.
 
karrie
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Quote: Originally Posted by wizardView Post

... seems like grandstanding. just wanted her fifteen minutes of fame ...

Absolutely it was. Because she was a depressed teenage girl. The psychology behind it is scary ****. Even the most well developed adult woman was likely at one point an insecure mess of a teenage girl. Feeling unloved. Unheard. Misunderstood. Alone. Worthless.

They lash out. They cry out. They seek attention. They wish just to have the world see them. She actually talks about that need in at least three spots in that video, and how it contributed to her problems. It put her in the situations it did, and it drove her to her final actions.

You're absolutely right.... and completely off base in your dismissiveness of it.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in ReginaView Post

Don't even jest about that **** online.



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Sorry Ron, I wasn't thinking, what with all the to and fro with this guy, I just meant to continue in the same vein.
 
Johnnny
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Quote: Originally Posted by wizardView Post

... seems like grandstanding. just wanted her fifteen minutes of fame ...

Mabye you need the15 minutes of fame, and the only way your stegasaurous brain can think of a way to get that 15 minutes is to belittle this tragedy that has befallen the family of the girl who are probally really upset and emotionally destroyed.

But then again i dont want to bully you anymore for being half retarded so im going to lay off, but i doubt that will prevent you from getting negative rep'd into oblivion....
Last edited by Johnnny; Oct 13th, 2012 at 12:51 AM..
 
Goober
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To bad that some one could not identify these FFrs, down to where they live and work. These scum keep on bullying the family after her death with comments that are disgusting.

B.C. teen's family asks bullies to stop in wake of suicide - British Columbia - CBC News
 
Locutus
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Several e-sleuthing sites, including 4Chan and others have already been tracking buddy down.


Anonymous Exposes Amanda Todd’s Extortionist | Name: Kody Maxson « Motley News and Photos (external - login to view)

https://twitter.com/YourAnonNews/sta...74280827633667 (external - login to view)
 
Praxius
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MPs to debate NDP anti-bullying motion
MPs to debate NDP anti-bullying motion - Canada - CBC News

Quote:

One of Parliament's youngest members is calling on the federal government to show "leadership" and pass an anti-bullying motion he introduced, scheduled for debate in Parliament on Monday, as the RCMP in B.C. investigates the circumstances surrounding the suicide of 15-year-old bullying victim Amanda Todd.

In an interview airing on CBC Radio's The House on Saturday, Dany Morin, a 26-year-old MP from Chicoutimi–Le Fjord, Que. and the NDP critic on LGBT issues, told guest-host Chris Hall members of Parliament must do their part to combat bullying – an issue, he says, has become a "nationwide problem."

"Yes, I was bullied as a teenager," said Morin. "But what struck me as really problematic is that since I got elected a year ago, I had to rise too many times in the House of Commons to note the suicide of a bullied youth."

Todd, a teenager living in Port Coquitlam, B.C., killed herself last Wednesday, weeks after she posted a video on You Tube chronicling the impact years of online bullying and physical assaults at school had on her.

But as Morin points out, Todd's suicide is one among others that have been directly linked to bullying..... (list of recent incidences)

All I know is there needs to be a lot more punishment and consequences implemented for jackwads like these tools who bully and harass others to the point where they feel they're alone and the only option left is to end it all.

Sad thing is, back in my days in school, she looks like she'd be one of the popular ones, as my small town school (small town, small minds) bullied mostly based on superficial reasons.... now it seems these days they'll target anybody for anything..... and not let up.
Last edited by Praxius; Oct 15th, 2012 at 12:35 AM..
 
Locutus
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Teens these days are savvy enough to know these images can be and will be stolen borrowed or misused. Adults too. Posting nudes, self-shots on photobucket, imgur or whatnot, sharing a video sex session on Omegle or tinychat and having that stolen, copied or simply used is a reality of the internet and the people that look for that sorta thing. It's a community tango out there.

It's not a revelation that people of many ages do these things. Nobody forces them. It's either vanity, peer pressure or some void being filled. Some do it for money. Either way, these confused, perhaps naive internet starlets and stars are more a willing participant rather than the victims they can be made out to be after the fact.

This girl put up several flasher pics (some with a girlfriend too), did the video bit also. Sad that the kids today feel the need to do this crap to be wanted, feel pretty, belong...whatever. Pushed, manipulated, goaded into, 'blackmailed'. A shame her friends and family didn't take notice or do more before it was too late.

I hope the extortioner dude is properly confronted and/or charged if possible. He must also have a black soul and rotted conscience.

Sadly this sure won't be the last instance of hacked media.
 
karrie
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I hate the idea of anti-bullying legislation. We already have laws against harassment. And all too often a depressed child will look at anything that excludes them as 'bullying'. We've given kids this 'empowering' notion that no one they go to school with should ever make them feel bad. If they do, then they're a victim. Unfortunately, we're failing to teach them the defining factors, and the tools to cope with the fact that not everyone will like them, especially if they screw up and do something to hurt someone else... because now they're the 'bully' and the school feels justified in attacking them.

Anti-bullying laws before there are clear cut definitions of bullying, and more importantly, clear cut definitions of what ISN'T bullying, would be a terrible thing.

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Also... and I'm not dismissing the pain of teenagers who take their lives... depression is common, and debilitating. It frequently effects teenagers. Its symptoms often include feelings of exclusion, and paranoia. In a teenager it makes them ripe to amplify any issue they suffer in school. So when a kid commits suicide and says it was 'because of bullying' (I read a recent list lately a friend published on fb of Canadian teens who've committed suicide), it doesn't necessarily reflect what was actually going on as accurately as people seem to think. So to then start a witch hunt and blame classmates for someone else's suicide, someone else's mental illness... that's terrifying.
 
petros
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Poor kids....they have no idea how beautiful life really is.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

I hate the idea of anti-bullying legislation. We already have laws against harassment. And all too often a depressed child will look at anything that excludes them as 'bullying'. We've given kids this 'empowering' notion that no one they go to school with should ever make them feel bad. If they do, then they're a victim. Unfortunately, we're failing to teach them the defining factors, and the tools to cope with the fact that not everyone will like them, especially if they screw up and do something to hurt someone else... because now they're the 'bully' and the school feels justified in attacking them.

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Good post, Karrie. Adversity, in my mind builds character and strength. We can't deny the "Cyber age" and kids today have to get involved to some extent, as computers ARE the way of the modern world. However I don't think computers and cell phones should be their main focus in life, as with many of them, they seem to be. I know the following statement might make me unpopular (Like I give a sh*t) but one cure for bullies is for some bigger bruiser to give them a taste of their own medicine.
 
Locutus
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'Bullying' is a popular word and misused for ulterior motives at times.

We all basically know the difference between an actual schoolyard bully and the usual teasing about eye glasses, weight, clothing style, footwear, braces, hair color or whatnot.

Suicide ain't going away either but the fact that kids think the hurt they're feeling is worthy of that is insane. They're just that, 'hurt' feelings.

This girl was no angel nor the scumbag(s) that kept enabling/goading her for more. I feel badly that it comes to this but if you flash and post, don't expect the results to be the cause célèbre for 'bullying'. That's what the 'social media' morons and media experts will have you think. If they read a more complete background of stories like these they'd have a real issue to fight instead of affixing an incorrect label on it.

I think too when our wannabe gonzo-porn antagonist is finally outted in more outlets, he will feel a little uneasy. Hopefully he's not white knighted to extremes of course, we wouldn't want that now eh, just exposed as the scumbag he is.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

'Bullying' is a popular word and misused for ulterior motives at times.

We all basically know the difference between an actual schoolyard bully and the usual teasing about eye glasses, weight, clothing style, footwear, braces, hair color or whatnot.

Suicide ain't going away either but the fact that kids think the hurt they're feeling is worthy of that is insane. They're just that, 'hurt' feelings.

I don't think in today's world, kids know how to handle disappointment any more, which comes with having too much done for them.
 
karrie
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I don't think it's unique to 'today's world' JLM. That's the kicker. Did you not have at least one student commit suicide when you were in school?

I knew three students who committed suicide, and more who tried.

Depression isn't new.
 
petros
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The world was much better when kids were allowed to beat the snot out of each other behind the hockey warm up shack.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

I don't think it's unique to 'today's world' JLM. That's the kicker. Did you not have at least one student commit suicide when you were in school?

I knew three students who committed suicide, and more who tried.

Depression isn't new.

No, I don't recall any suicides at the schools I attended. Times were much less complicated, we went to school, came home, did chores, did our homework and went to bed and on weekends we enjoyed activities like playing Kick the can or playing cowboys & Indians and building forts in the bush or playing scrub on the local ball field.
 
karrie
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Hmmm... apparently we are growing up faster. According to this graph, overall suicide rates are dropping since the 50's, but, the trends for who is committing suicide are shifting. People over 35 are becoming less likely to commit suicide, if I'm reading it right, whereas people younger than that, are becoming more likely.

Death Rates for Suicide, 1950 (external - login to view)

And yes, I know it's US statistics and doesn't apply to Canada 100% but it's enough of a trend for me to feel confident applying it to general social changes.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

No, I don't recall any suicides at the schools I attended. Times were much less complicated, we went to school, came home, did chores, did our homework and went to bed and on weekends we enjoyed activities like playing Kick the can or playing cowboys & Indians and building forts in the bush or playing scrub on the local ball field.

Shinny.....lots and lots of shinny. Do they still call it shinny? Come to think of it. I haven't seen kids playing shinny in ages. Maybe that is the problem?

Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

Hmmm... apparently we are growing up faster. According to this graph, overall suicide rates are dropping since the 50's, but, the trends for who is committing suicide are shifting. People over 35 are becoming less likely to commit suicide, if I'm reading it right, whereas people younger than that, are becoming more likely.

Death Rates for Suicide, 1950 (external - login to view)

And yes, I know it's US statistics and doesn't apply to Canada 100% but it's enough of a trend for me to feel confident applying it to general social changes.

What were the stats for people taking noggin meds because they think that something is wrong with them or it's trendy to be wired up on meds?
 
JLM
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What were the stats for people taking noggin meds because they think that something is wrong with them or it's trendy to be wired up on meds?[/QUOTE]

I guess street drugs (and other drugs) is one of the biggest differences today.
 
petros
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10 years ago SSRIs had people dropping like flies from senseless suicides.
 
Locutus
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Perhaps courses in life, netiquette, sexting and camming should be compulsory for kids if the parents won't do it.

Maybe a National Initiative to make it socially unappealing.

I never knew a kid to kill themselves either. My public schools were on air bases and public high school in Ottawa.

Maybe 'hurt feelings' are a new thing.

I played shinny though. And bowling, baseball, rifle club and cubs and scouts and who knows what else. Then homework and chores and...
 
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