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Amanda’s story: Struggling, bullying, suicide, self harm

Posted by Tatjana Vukic | 13-10-2012 22:01 | Category: Abuse, Education, Violence

Fifteen-year-old Amanda Todd posted a YouTube video last month that detailed her brushes with online and offline bullying, and this week she was found dead in her home in Canada as a result of a suspected suicide.
The chilling video shows the teen explaining, via a series of notes, how a picture of her breasts was disseminated online. A year later, she revealed, the person who posted the photo created a Facebook page.

“My boobs were his profile pic,” Todd wrote. “I can never get that photo back. It’s out there forever.”

She soon changed schools, but a sexual encounter with a boy at her old school caused his girlfriend to confront Amanda. “A guy then yelled, ‘just punch her already,’ so she did,” she wrote. “Kids filmed it.

” … I wanted to die so bad.”

Her dad found her in a ditch. She went home and drank bleach, but was taken to the hospital and lived. She returned home to find Facebook messages taunting her. She moved again and thought things were improving.

But then, the cyberbullying kicked in again, she recalled: “6 months has gone by. People are posting pics of bleach, Clorox and ditches. Tagging me. … They said, ‘She should try a different bleach. I hope she dies this time and isn’t so stupid.’ They said, ‘I hope she sees this and kills herself.’”

(source Mashable)


Here what Amanda wrote on 07.09.2012.:
I’m struggling to stay in this world, because everything just touches me so deeply. I’m not doing this for attention. I’m doing this to be an inspiration and to show that I can be strong. I did things to myself to make pain go away, because I’d rather hurt myself then someone else. Haters are haters but please don’t hate, although im sure I’ll get them. I hope I can show you guys that everyone has a story, and everyones future will be bright one day, you just gotta pull through. I’m still here aren’t I ?

She is not here anymore.

Rest in paradise Amanda Michelle Todd

“Amanda was a very caring individual. She would help others who needed help,” Amanda Todd’s mother, Carol Todd told The Vancouver Sun during an exclusive interview Friday at her home, where she was surrounded by friends and family. “One of Amanda’s goals was to get her message out there and have it used as a learning tool for others.”

Bullying is a crime and it’s got to be punished as criminal behavior.



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