Sask. teen Todd Loik takes life after being bullied, mother says - Saskatoon - CBC News
A North Battleford, Sask., mother says her teenage son took his life after years of being tormented by bullies.
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Todd Loik, 15, was a student at North Battleford Comprehensive High School. He took his life at the beginning of September. (Courtesy of Kim Loik)
Kim Loik discovered the body of her son, Todd, 15, in their home on Sept. 9. The student at North Battleford Comprehensive High School died two weeks before his 16th birthday.
He wasn't a bad kid," his mother said. "He just wanted to fit in and enjoy life."
His mother said that the attacks by playground bullies began years ago and alleges the abuse escalated into "non-stop" cyberbullying,
"It was non-stop taunting," she said, adding that the cyberbullying started about two years ago.
At first, Todd would show her what the bullies posted on Facebook, then he stopped showing her. It was obscene and exhibited "nastiness," she said.
RCMP said two investigators are working on the case to determine if there was criminal harassment or the uttering of threats.
Advice to parents
Schools and families need to do more to rein in bullies, she said, and tells parents in the same situation to never give up.