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Old Oct 13th, 2012, 03:09 PM   #1
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Bullied teenager commits suicide after leaving a YT video

A teenager posted a heartbreaking video on YouTube chronicling years of bullying in school and online, cutting and humiliation up until she died this week.

Amanda Todd, 15, posted the video called "My story: Struggling, bullying, suicide, self harm" on Sept. 7 and was found dead in her home town of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, just over a month later.

"Hello, I've decided to tell you about my never ending story," the black and white video begins. Todd can only be seen from her nose down for most of the video, occasionally moving around so that her face is visible. She silently tells her story through a series of white cards with black marker writing on them.

She describes using webcam chats to meet and talk to new people online as a seventh grade student. She said that people told her she was "stunning, beautiful, perfect" and a man pressured her to flash her chest. One year later, she did.

Todd received a Facebook message from a man she did not know saying that if she did not "put on a show" for him, he would send the photo of her chest to everyone. Over Christmas break, Todd said police came to her house at 4 a.m. to tell her that the photo had been sent to everyone.

"I then got really sick and got anxiety, major depression and panic disorders," she wrote. "I then moved and got into drugs and alcohol."

A year after moving, Todd said things were going better until the man on Facebook came back and used the photo of her chest as his profile picture. Todd said she "cried every night, lost all my friends and respect people had for me again."

"I can never get that photo back," she wrote. "It's out there forever."

She described being called names, eating lunch alone and resorting to cutting herself. She also told the story of an incident where she made a "huge mistake" and "hooked up" with a boy at her school who had a girlfriend, but who she believed really liked her.

A week later, she said she received a text message telling her to get out of school and then a group of students, led by the boy's girlfriend, surrounded her at school and said, "Look around, nobody likes you."

"A guy then yelled, 'Just punch her already,' so [the girlfriend] did," Todd wrote. "She threw me to the ground and punched me several times. Kids filmed it. I was all alone and left on the ground."

Todd said she "wanted to die so bad" when her dad found her in a ditch. She drank bleach when she went home and had to be rushed to the hospital to have her stomach pumped, she said.

"After I got home, all I saw was on Facebook--'She deserved it. Did you wash the mud out of your hair? I hope she's dead,'" she wrote.

Todd moved to another school in another city, but said the torture followed her through Facebook. Students posted photos of ditches and suggested she try another bleach.

"Every day, I think, why am I still here?" she asked towards the end of the video. "I'm stuck. What's left of me now? Nothing stops. I have nobody. I need someone. My name is Amanda Todd."

Authorities were called to a residence in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, just before 6 p.m. on Oct. 10 to investigate the sudden death of the tormented teenager.

While authorities have not officially called the death a suicide, Cpl. Jamie Chung of the Coquitlam Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement, "At this time it has been determined that the teen's death was not suspicious in nature and that foul play was not a factor."

The coroner is investigating the death, police said.

Teenager Documents Bullying and Abuse Before Her Death


Todd said in her video that she did not want to press charges against the girl who beat her up because she ?wanted to move on? when she moved to another city and school.

Police did not immediately respond to ABCNews.com's question whether there was a probe into the man who used Todd's Facebook photo in an effort to exploit her and then made it public.

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Todd's family has declined to speak, but Cheryl Quinton, spokeswoman for the Coquitlam School District, told ABCNews.com, "The family was wanting to pass along that several supports were in place for their daughter on the school, home and community levels. There was a lot of intervention and a lot of support. I know that is the message that they want to convey."

Todd was in the tenth grade at the Coquitlam Alternate Basic Education School when she died. School officials would not release the name of her previous school.

Quinton said the death has been "very devastating" to the small school where resources are being provided to students in regards to suicide prevention and bullying.

"We typically, as a school district, don't talk about such deaths but with the family's endorsement we did choose to do so because it is important to point out the dangers associated with social media and cyber-bullying," Quinton said.

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No words. I legit thought it was a fake story but alas no. I can't believe it. Just for boobs ? JFC. Then just because you had an affair with a dude? Wow... The Youtube comments are even worse. Some are like "glad she died" , "well I can't blame them for beating her up because she slept with a taken dude blablah she deserved it". This world is so messed up.
Teens are so cruel...
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Old Oct 13th, 2012, 03:29 PM   #2
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A very, very tragic story. It sounds to me that the guy who blackmailed her was one of her teachers.
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that's so heartbreaking, how can people be so cruel, fucks sake
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That's fucking sick. It only proves that the only way to live a happy life is by not giving a fuck about what people think about you. May she rest in peace
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If she'd gone Columbine most would be saying that the responsibility for her actions would be on her. IMO that she killed herself doesn't shift that responsibility. To me, that level of bullying is twisted but her response to it is on her. In fact, I think the fact that many people are acting like these suicides are an effect of bullying is partly why they're increasing. I'd guess that there has been no increase in bullying, HS has always been a place that was horrific for some. What I think would help is setting up programs that teach how to deal with it, how to be strong, what steps to take and most of all providing people that the kids trust to be in their corner.

And what's up with her folks? Some guy is posting things on Facebook about their 14yo and they don't handle it? They know about the photo and they don't take steps to set her up with help to get through the mental and emotional turmoil?
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And what's up with her folks? Some guy is posting things on Facebook about their 14yo and they don't handle it? They know about the photo and they don't take steps to set her up with help to get through the mental and emotional turmoil?
How would they have known? Most parents don't check what their kids do on Facebook and there's no way that a 14-year-old will own up to something like that voluntarily. It seems like they did the most they could do by moving the family to a different place after the photo had spread.
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Disgusting. Those involved will be haunted by her death for the rest of their lives

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A very, very tragic story. It sounds to me that the guy who blackmailed her was one of her teachers.
Interesting. What makes you think so?
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Moral of the story: don't post your boobs on the interweb.

On a serious note, I'm hella glad everyone's life didn't revolve around Facebook and Skype when I was at school. All these kids on Twitter are posting about how terrible the story is but in reality, they probably post awful things on the Internet every day. Like One Direction fans who keep threatening to "cut" the "haters"
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Interesting. What makes you think so?
In the Huffington Post article about this topic, it said that the blackmailer knew everything about her: address, phone number, school, names of close family members and other relatives, which is info that a teacher would have easy access to and probably isn't something she would reveal to some stranger online, nor is it something you would give randomly to an acquaintance of your own age. That would also explain how he could have spread it to everybody she knew so quickly.
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OMFG I'm so glad I've never had to deal with facebook when I was growing up. I only started to care for it when I got to college.
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In the Huffington Post article about this topic, it said that the blackmailer knew everything about her: address, phone number, school, names of close family members and other relatives, which is info that a teacher would have easy access to and probably isn't something she would reveal to some stranger online, nor is it something you would give randomly to an acquaintance of your own age.

That would also explain how he could have spread it to everybody she knew so quickly.
It could be someone she chatted with regularly for a certain period of time? Look at TF Besides, there is so much personal data online nowadays. A few pieces of info is enough to lead you to more...

FB friends list?

But yeah, definitely could have been a teacher or someone she knew IRL
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It could be someone she chatted with regularly for a certain period of time? Look at TF Besides, there is so much personal data online nowadays. A few pieces of info is enough to lead you to more...

FB friends list?

But yeah, definitely could have been a teacher or someone she knew IRL
Your suggestions are probably more likely, but I can't imagine somebody who she chatted with regularly would immediately be that threatening or malicious because they could probably have got what they wanted through an easier way of coercion. From the tone of that article, it definitely made it seem like it was older guy with easy links to her who was doing this.
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Too many young boys and girls trying to do things just to be popular in school. Sad story.
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True Silver.

After all, a few Serena fans threatened me by PM just because I was a Justine fan. They knew my full name, my city, etc.
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Too many young boys and girls trying to do things just to be popular in school. Sad story.
This. Teenagers' lives basically revolve around validation they seek/get from the Internet these days. The fact the girl posted this video telling her story is proof of that.
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