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Demand Justice ! Arrest Amanda Todd's Internet Bully/Stalker ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Society & Culture  (tags: humans, bullies, stalkers, crime, death, teens, suicide, protection, children )

- 2048 days ago -
While bullying may not yet be a crime, stalking certainly is. We demand justice for Amanda Todd, - and want her internet stalker(s) and bullies, arrested and held accountable.

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Bianca D (87)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 7:51 pm
Oh dear. Rest in peace Amanda.
Bullying affects us all in some way. This story broke my heart. Let's all do what we can to help our youngsters be compasionate and caring.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 7:52 pm
This is a horrifying and unbearably cruel story for such a young girl to have had to go thru before taking her own life. Her stalker and those who encouraged her to kill herself should without a doubt be held accountable for this tragic young life ending so soon. If you do not set an example of her stalker and her abusers, this will continue to happen again and again.

Noted and emphatically signed with comment above attached. Thank you Cher

Erin R (181)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 7:53 pm

Tamara Hayes (185)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 7:54 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Cher because you have done so within the last week.

Barbara K (60)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 7:55 pm
S & N, thanks Cher. What a sad story, we need to let our kids know that they are loved and that the bullies are just that -- bullies. Maybe it would save a few.

Barb K (1688)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 8:04 pm
Oh dear God. Poor sweet Amanda. S&N, sadly.

Dee C (229)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 8:04 pm
Very heartbreaking story..Bullies should be held accountable for their dreadful actions..
Just so sad..
Thanks Cher..
Signed & noted..

JL A (281)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 8:09 pm

Constance F (418)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 8:10 pm
Signed, thank you for posting ! Where are the parents of these dreadfull children that torment others? ! Mindless breeders. Damn it to hell ! !

Eve L (57)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 8:27 pm
RIP Amanda...

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 9:04 pm
All I can say is I'm glad there wasn't the internet when my children were teenagers. I think parents need to protect their children more, I wouldn't allow them to have a FB page, the computer at the home should be monitored. In any case, that doesn't excuse what took place to her, those who stalked her, said I hope she kills herself, I wish they would prosecute them. I think too many adults failed her, the schools, the law enforcement, and I think she should of stayed off of the computer while in her weakened condition, been home schooled, and just took the time to heal and mend. Very tragic and hearing more and more of these stories.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 9:08 pm
bullying may not be a crime but it ought to be. my boyfriend & i were just talking about bullying less than 20min ago & then Cher posts this on C2. it's just so sad. the end result can lead to such tragic consequences. it's awful how kids can be so vicious w/their words.

signed for Amanda & all other victims of bullying.

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 9:30 pm
signed--ty Cher

Carol H (229)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 9:51 pm
already signed, thank you Cher, this one is very important!!

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 9:52 pm
Signed Thanks Cher

Sandra M Z (114)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 10:17 pm
Signed and noted, Thank you Cher.

Harshita Sharma (137)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 10:25 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 12:10 am
Noted and signed. Thank you.

Danuta W (1249)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 3:03 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 3:19 am
What can one say?


Past Member (0)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 5:22 am
Done/thank you.

Gloria p (304)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 6:01 am

Joe R (190)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 6:24 am
Heartbreaking. This problem has been going on much too long. When will schools and parents band together and become proactive in regard to bullying? Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.

paul m (93)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 6:43 am

Signed,,,,Too much of this is going on ,, if the web site can't control what's being posted,,,,close the site...

pam w (139)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 7:11 am

divergent r (309)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 8:13 am
I see this behaviour every time I hit the teen+ boards.
Cruelty beyond measure for a laugh, popularity contests,cliques.
So glad I am not a teen any longer....

Diane K (134)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 8:15 am
Poor Amanda! This is horrible & nauseating. These kids are out of control with bullying. Signed & noted.

Elizabeth O (94)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 8:41 am

Cher C (1429)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 8:52 am


..B.C. Mounties say they have received more than 400 tips since a 15-year-old Maple Ridge girl took her own life after experiencing relentless bullying.

Amanda Todd committed suicide in her family home on Wednesday, about a month after posting a video on YouTube saying that she had sunk into depression while enduring years of online bullying, blackmail and physical assaults at school.

At a news conference Saturday afternoon, police said about 25 investigators were working on the case.

RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen said criminal charges could be laid as a result of the investigation, and warned charges could be laid against those posting hateful or libelous comments about Todd on social media websites.

He said Todd's family is appealing to the public to stop posting offensive photos and comments on a Facebook memorial page dedicated to the teenager.

Earlier Saturday, Thiessen said investigators were looking at social media, past conversations, postings, and past actions on social media by everyone and anyone who may have come into contact with Todd.

Hundreds of thousands of messages of support for Todd are piling up on Facebook and other social media websites.

SFU Student Michael Carbonnier didn't know Todd, but brought flowers to her school on Friday.

"Cause I was bullied when I was younger in high school, and it just hit close to home I guess," he said. "And I just brought her some flowers because bullying's not the thing to do I guess, and people do miss her."

On Saturday, football players at Samuel Robertson Technical in Maple Ridge, one of Todd's former schools, wore wearing bright pink socks in her honour.

Friends sold ribbons at the game to help raise awareness, saying her death was devastating and they want to help end bullying.

Meanwhile, B.C. Premier Christy Clark is promising the government will learn from Todds death, voicing outrage that bullying could have led the teen to take her own life.

"What happened to Amanda shouldn't happen to any child," Clark said.

The premier promised that a provincial review or investigation would be held in the case, though she didnt provide any details.

"The police are investigating it and we're talking to the school and trying to understand exactly what happened," Clark said.

"But we need to have a real thorough look back and understand it so that we can do everything in our power to make sure it never happens again."

Earlier this year, Clark announced an action plan on bullying but so far, little has been accomplished.

Of the 10 points that make up the strategy, only two are fully underway, one of which is training for 15,000 educators and other adults in how to deal with bullying.

Clark said the province is making progress on other measures.

"Next month we're going to have our online reporting system up so that parents and students can report online," she said. "We'll have it out as an app for students as well."

In the meantime, B.C. Education Minister Don McRae is urging victims to speak up.

"Teachers and parents need to know if there's a bullying action taking place and I know the supports are out there but we need to make sure they're being reported."


Cher C (1429)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 8:54 am

'He said Todd's family is appealing to the public to stop posting offensive photos and comments on a Facebook memorial page dedicated to the teenager.'



Cher C (1429)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 8:55 am

They are still bullying her even after her death!


Jessie D (42)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 9:03 am
Signed, shared, and noted.

Rock H (254)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 9:06 am
The internet can be so cruel to teenagers. No one should have to endure the pain that Amanda Todd had to go through. Parents need to maintain a close connection to their teens so that they can be there for them in there time of need. Schools need to take an active role in educating teens about the affects of sexting and internet cam usage to help teens make wise choices. Bullying needs to be dealt with immediately when it occurs. Teens need a place to report this abuse to without being judged when they do.

Green star to Cher for posting this!

Jason Green (235)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 10:30 am
thanks for signing!

Vicky P (476)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 10:50 am
noted and signed and sent emails to those addresses listed

. (7)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 10:50 am
Noted and signed, I hope they catch them!!

Ingrid A (524)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 11:23 am

Pat B (356)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 11:26 am
What a horrible, horrible tragedy!!! Thank the Heavens that my kids d/not have MySpace, FB, or any media when they were younger, and if media was, it would have been monitored. LAWS need to be enacted quickly to bring these people/bullies/stalkers to justice.! Read the comments, and the UPDATE, (Cher) said that they are STILL bullying her.!!! even in death.!! Vile. Cruel. Disturbing to the Nth degree.!!!! RIP Amanda, my deepest sympathies to the family and their community.

Pat B (356)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 11:31 am
Gladly signed, these POS' need to be apprehended, thrown in jail.

Kit B (276)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 12:49 pm

I discovered only 135 signatures. I know the people of Care2 can do better than that. Post this to your Facebook and Tweeter accounts. Get this out there! --- Thanks Cher!

Bartlomiej T (296)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 1:39 pm

Lisa N (206)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 2:23 pm
Lisa, You signed on October 14, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Premier of British Columbia The Honourable Christy Clark, RCMP- Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Barbara W (342)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 2:44 pm
What happened to this young person is down right sickening. What sort of monsters get their pleasure bullying and stalking another human being?

This is certainly a criminal activity that caused this young person to take her life.. One does not need to pull a trigger to kill. Who ever did this must be held to account.. Signed and shared.

Eternal G (745)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 3:25 pm
Arrest the filthy FB-pervert! We need to protect our children of this

. (0)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 3:25 pm
signed & shared

Ann B (60)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 3:35 pm
noted - this MAKES ME SICK. It has to stop.. Why won't the damnn polititions - law maker's do something about this. Too many of our young children are dying at the hands of cowards..... THAT IS WHAT A BULLY IS!!!!!! I pray for the family...

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 3:59 pm
so sad..and sick, signed, TU Cher

Lydia S (155)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 4:14 pm
Signed, Thank you

Süheyla C (234)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 4:34 pm
signed and noted Thanks

MmAway M (505)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 4:36 pm
Dear Amanda RIP...This is so sad and it does happen all the time. Whoever invented the INTERNET deserves to have their #!#! delivered to parents on a Silver Dish! Frankly, give me my black dial up phone and typewritter, due to this day and time NO ONE IS SAFE!
N&S in sorrow for today's youth as well as people that are taken advantage of each and every day! Gotta give Nyack credit for the forward on this since I am so behind!

Judy C (97)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 4:54 pm
This is a topic close to my heart. I was a victim of bullying as a child. Two of my kids were bullied as pre-teens and teens because we were not wealthy as most of their classmates were, and they were not conformists.

I did a lot of research on this topic in grad school. I signed the petition with the following comment:

How could this girl's peers be so hateful? Bullying is a matter for zero tolerance. In some countries it is illegal. It should be illegal everywhere. Bystanders who witness bullying and do nothing to report it, or to intervene, are guilty as well.

Thanks Cher, and thanks to my friend Nyack for passing this story along.

Michela M (3964)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 5:06 pm

Jim P (3257)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 5:14 pm
Petition signed.

Cyber bullying and stalking on line should be made illegal. For those people posting hateful comments and photos on Todd's FB page should be subjected to arrest.

Ty, Cher.

Nancy C (806)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 5:37 pm
213th The golden rule is not in this world enough. Parents don't teach and cruelty is learned from peers and perhaps some parents too. RIP young Amanda. I hope your work continues...

Mike H (252)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 6:20 pm
Michael, You signed on October 14, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Premier of British Columbia The Honourable Christy Clark, RCMP- Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Sandi C (98)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 6:20 pm
signed of course.

Catherine Turley (192)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 6:34 pm
thanks for the forward, nyack.

Jenny Dooley (830)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 7:15 pm
Sadly signed, shared. Thanks Cher. Thanks Katie S for the forward.

Monica D (580)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 8:12 pm

Fran F (118)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 11:02 pm
Fran, You signed on October 14, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Premier of British Columbia The Honourable Christy Clark, RCMP- Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Thanks, Cher, and thanks to Nyack for the forward.

Gabriela C (105)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 11:33 pm
Rest in peace Amanda.
Thanks Cher, signed. Thanks Nyack for the forward.

Lynn Squance (235)
Monday October 15, 2012, 1:04 am

I hope the RCMP are diligent about following up on the nasties that are leaving foul messages on her FB tribute page.There are penalties for such messages, especially if they include the original 'flash' or considered stalking.

Emma S (239)
Monday October 15, 2012, 1:30 am
Absolutely signed. Thank you, Cher - and to Nyack for forwarding.

I endorse everything that's already been said about bullying/stalking. It's moved onto a whole new level since the advent of the internet - no let-up, no respite, even at home. But I also think we need to look at the way we view women in our society - we need to work towards a world where no girl is so insecure she can be 'flattered into flashing the camera'. I hope good and positive work will be done in this girl's name, so that some good can come out of this shameful situation.

Past Member (0)
Monday October 15, 2012, 2:10 am
Thank you to Cher for publishing and Nyack C for forwarding

This horror MUST be stopped!! How could this be allowed to happen. Now Amanda's gone - what a waste of life which could have been avoided!! Just how many more Amandas' must die before the law changes to protect the victims and punish the abusers? Maliciously inciting another to suicide must be categorised as Murder 1 or the very least manslaughter! RIP Amanda - we all here on Care2 are doing all we can to make sure that your death was NOT in vain! I am so sorry we could not help you whilst you were still with us. So very sorry baby.

Dianne, You signed on October 15, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Premier of British Columbia The Honourable Christy Clark, RCMP- Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Gillian M (218)
Monday October 15, 2012, 2:35 am
Many kids are bullied and a few go on to commit suicide, it is appalling. In America many schools include bullying on social media when reviewing a student's behaviour and, in the original case, 6 or 7 students were charged with a crime. Internationally, it should be regarded as a crime and dealt with appropriately.

facebook is a scourge, sadly. so many people do not understand that their personal information is out there and so easy to obtain, facebook should not allow it to be shown. Also, it is stupid that people live their lives through it, as soon as something happens it is on facebook.

facebook does have some good points such as ease of signing petitions and advertising places such as rescues. Trouble is that it also allows terrorists to search for info, perverts to look for children and bullies to abuse.

natalie n (164)
Monday October 15, 2012, 3:01 am
she met such an untimely death due to the cruel behaviour of mankind. i hope those who caused her to go over the edge are rehabilitated as we cannot have people who perpetuate evilness in our society.

Seda A (4)
Monday October 15, 2012, 3:41 am

Georgeta Trandafir (33)
Monday October 15, 2012, 4:53 am
noted and signed

Past Member (0)
Monday October 15, 2012, 5:52 am
signed and posted to FB, thanks Cher

Esther Z (94)
Monday October 15, 2012, 6:20 am
Noted and signed. Thanks, Nyack for the forward, and Cher for posting the story.

. (0)
Monday October 15, 2012, 6:35 am
This has become a problem in the so-called "developed countries" also in Italy these suicides of teenagers who suffer from bullying by their peers, have become too frequent.
Unfortunately, the weakest, sensitive and helpless is the best targets for this generation of teenager who believe that only in bullying and arrogance, can make them more adults
More and more families are losing all the true values ​​of life and because of this they can not teach these values to their children.
very sad, sad, sad, sad news as all updates that have occurred
Signed and noted - ty so much Cher and Nyack for fw

Past Member (0)
Monday October 15, 2012, 7:03 am
noted + signed

Jan Garen (86)
Monday October 15, 2012, 9:04 am
In my view bullies are bullies - they cannot be taught compassion. If you need to be taught compassion there is no hope for you. These fiendish young people will find another victim. Bullying is a crime and should be punishable by law. That poor poor girl - her life cut short by monsters with no feeling or morals. Their age is no excuse - nasty, evil devils.

Julie E (405)
Monday October 15, 2012, 9:38 am
Noted and signed.
Very sad...

Thank you Cher and thank you for the updates.

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Monday October 15, 2012, 11:04 am
Signed. And thanks for the update... A sad thing but it's true... Oh, died in young age...

The famous case in Indonesia nowadays is called "tawuran". Some groups of children (teenagers) fought each other and sadly some young lives have been lost because of it... It's been a kind of tradition but I'm glad that some medias tried to raise the issue and some schools tried to make a new rule about that... It's been scary to know what is going on to these teens.


Barbara D. (0)
Monday October 15, 2012, 11:29 am
Signed. Shared. Emailed. Messaged

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Monday October 15, 2012, 12:13 pm

Sara Williams (8)
Monday October 15, 2012, 12:33 pm
Gladly signed.

Pamela Devereux (0)
Monday October 15, 2012, 1:12 pm
Signed/Shared. This has to stop especially when the victim has died.Bullying may not be against the law,but it is cruel,inhumane,and should never,ever,be tolerated.

Monday October 15, 2012, 1:20 pm
Signed. Thanks Cher

. (0)
Monday October 15, 2012, 1:25 pm
The bullies should be prosecuted and their parents should be sued. It won't bring back Amanda, but it may deter other bullies.

Liliana D (125)
Monday October 15, 2012, 2:01 pm
very very sad
noted and signed

Sheryl G (363)
Monday October 15, 2012, 4:30 pm
What is the matter with these sicko people that live in our world. That they would post crap even on her Memorial page!!!!!

Cher, I thank you for the update, and I'm forwarding this around, but my heart is just so crushed. I don't know this girl but to be driven to take her life, her parents are devasted from the loss of a child, can't these people even at all find something human within them to understand that!!!!

aj E (164)
Monday October 15, 2012, 6:51 pm

Fran F (118)
Monday October 15, 2012, 7:09 pm
In my opinion, FaceBook is criminally negligent not to enforce its own standards of conduct. I don't know why it's considered legal for FB to leave up threatening comments that result in suicides, and continue being posted even after the victim is dead. I hope the stalkers get charged and sentenced, the same as the students who bullied and stalked another young girl to suicide sometime back, via FaceBook.

James Merit (144)
Monday October 15, 2012, 7:54 pm
Rest in Peace.

Veronica C (22)
Monday October 15, 2012, 10:23 pm
I just don't understand what causes such hatred and meanness in kids.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Monday October 15, 2012, 11:46 pm
Terribly tragic. Parents and schools together must monitor and continuously see to it that lines of communication with our children are open, and that they feel secure enough to approach us with any problem which arises in there complicated confusing lives.

P A (117)
Monday October 15, 2012, 11:49 pm
Signed - God comfort those who mourn this poor young girl. I sincerely hope that EVERYONE who contributed to this poor girl's untimely death is prosecuted to the FULLEST extent of the law - imprison them for many years they took a life!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 1:58 am
Signed Cheers

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 3:08 am
Signed,TY Cher.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 7:12 am

Terrie W (798)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 7:29 am
Signed, noted, shared on FB, recommended and privately emailed. People make me ill, human beings do not. Why people feel they need to do these abominable things to human beings eludes me. Evil. Just plain evil.

Cher C (1429)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 8:06 am


..The tragic story of B.C. teen suicide victim Amanda Todd has taken another bizarre twist as the internet hacking and activist group Anonymous has named a man the group says was the girl's primary tormentor.

Todd, 15, of Port Coquitlam, died last Wednesday, a month after posting a haunting video on YouTube that cited the sexualized attack that set her down a path of anxiety, depression and drug and alcohol abuse.

During her nine-minute video, the teen explains in hand-written notes that she was in Grade 7 when she was lured by an unidentified male to expose her breasts via webcam.

She says that a year later she received a message from a man on Facebook threatening that if she didn't give him a show, he would send the webcam picture to her friends and family. She says police later told her the man followed through with his threat.

Anonymous published the name and address of a Vancouver-area man that the group claims was bullying and preying on Todd via the internet.

The activist group, which often uses a caricature Guy Fawkes mask as its logo, claims the 32-year-old man has also made postings to child pornography sites.

The man himself has now been threatened online by others vowing to carry out vigilante justice, a development that worries Vancouver defence lawyer Eric Gottardi.

"The system isn't supposed to convict someone before charges are laid. Its not supposed to be judge, jury and executioner, all in the public forum," Gottardi said. "We have a justice system. Its supposed to work, it does work."

Todd's family has pleaded with people to report anyone desecrating online tribute pages to Amanda and also to come forward with information about those who bullied her online:

Her aunt, Leanna Todd, of Halifax, told CBC News that the public response to Todd's death and the discussion about bullying has provided the family with much comfort.

I've really been overwhelmed by it. I knew there would be an outcry. I didn't know it would be an international outcry and I don't think her parents expected it either."

Two dozen RCMP investigators have been assigned to look into the bullying, which could bring charges of criminal harassment.

A spokesman told CBC News Monday that police are aware of the social media speculation about Todds alleged tormentor, but would not comment further.

A national child exploitation group,, says it received a tip almost a year ago about Todd.

A concerned citizen contacted the organization last November to report that images of Todd were being circulated online, said spokeswoman Signy Arnason.

"We did receive one report, and that was passed along to law enforcement as well as child welfare," Arnason said Monday. "It was not a report from her, but it was a report from a concerned citizen."

The kind of sexual exploitation described by Todd is part of a seedy cyber-underworld that targets young girls and it is not bullying, but a vicious crime that should be pursued even after her death, say child advocates.

"Threats are a very common tactic utilized by individuals in their attempts to extort more information off of the kids," said Arnason, whose group will release a report on online luring later this week.

About one per cent of the 67,000 reports they've received since 2005 involve luring a number that is significant when cases can spiral out of control as they did for Todd.

"Being sexually curious is not an abnormal thing as an adolescent. It's quite developmentally normal. The problem is that when you combine it with the online world then the effects can be devastating."

"You get a lot of youth and Amanda's not unusual where they do feel like their life is over, and it's just so incredibly tragic what occurred for her," Arnason said.


Carole K (195)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 8:07 am
Noted & signed. TY, Cher!

Kristy M (70)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 8:13 am
Signed/ noted.

Debbie Hogan (115)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 8:44 am
This is why I DESPISE Facebook. Poor girl....

Evelyn B (79)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 9:52 am
Noted and Signed Tks. Cher

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 10:17 am
Signed petition with this comment:
Amanda's story has made most of us very very angry and we want something done to stop bullying, including cyber bullying. Hopefully, the cyber bully/pedophile who started all this will be hunted down and harshly punished as an example to all others who prey on young people on social websites. Those who even beat her up physically should also be punished - even if they are legally underage. Why weren't they? All verbal and physical bullying has to stop - a way has to be found to accomplish this. Too many are victims, and Amanda is another to add to the list of those who committed suicide because of this. Why are so many willing to bully others? What's the root cause of this? The answer must be delved into, dealt with, and those who continue to bully must be dealt with by schools and the justice system. Perhaps then some good could result from Amanda's tragic suicide.

Silvia Gonzalez (37)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 10:21 am
Petition signed.

Janice P (55)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 10:50 am
I read this article just the other day, and I cried as I read Amanda's hand-held, silent messages. Many of us have been bullied at one time or another - including in our adult years and in our work environment. This kind of behavior needs to stop. Every single person who engages in it or who is complicit - even turning a blind eye to it - in it MUST be held accountable. To do less merely tacitly approves of not only the behavior, but also of the outcome.

Thanks for passing this on to me, Dee.

Yulan Lawson (156)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 1:50 pm
Noted and signed.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 1:51 pm
From Shelley Fralic's column "Time for a shame-the-bullies campaign", Vancouver Sun, Tues, Oct. 16, 2012
"...the torturers, the boys and girls and men and women who fire their atrocious and wounding volleys at those they deem most vulnerable, always seem to get a pass, always seem to avoid accountability and consequence.
Today, all over this country, we are desperately trying to comprehend how humans can be so cruel to one another, how teenagers can find it within themselves to be so evil, so inhumane that they would intentionally and, some say, with twisted glee, drive a lovely 15-year-old girl to see that the only way to end the daily torture at the hands of her bullies was to take her own life.
Who bullied Amanda Todd? Id like to know their names. Id like to see their photographs in the newspapers and on television and the Internet, and hear what they have to say for themselves.
Id like them to stand up in the court of public opinion and have the courage of their odious convictions, instead of being cowardly in the wake of their deadly action.
No one, not even on the Internet, is truly anonymous. And certainly not in the schoolyard, or the hockey rink, or the high school hallway, where someone where, likely, everyone knows who these bullies are.
They know them because bullies are proud of what they do. They dont hide it. They revel in it. And they do so because they not only harbour no remorse, but are fully aware that they can get away with their bullying, that there are few repercussions beyond a stern talking to by a teacher or a parent.
Many bullies are shielded by their friends, who are afraid to speak up or who are equally uncaring. They are shielded, too, by parents who, when confronted, simply deny their child could do such a thing or, in tacit acknowledgment, shrug and point the finger at the victim, invoking that age-old adage that your kid needs to toughen up.
Meanwhile, feeling helpless, we leave it to the authorities to do their job, even while knowing the police and schools and doctors and youth advocates are often shackled by impotent laws and privacy concerns.
And, yes, we should do all these things investigating, educating, providing support but surely we also need to be talking about zero tolerance, and full disclosure, and justice not only being done but being seen to be done.
Its not about vigilantism, or tarring and feathering, though that notion is tempting, or even shaming the culprits in a set of stocks in the town square, though there is poetic justice in that idea, too.
We dont need to march on the front lawns of the bullies with burning torches, but we do need to publicly identify the perpetrators and, if required, expel them from school or their job or their team.
And if their parents are part of the problem, we need to shame them, too.
We need accountability. We need consequence.
This is not just about holding a mirror up to modern society and being repulsed by the reflection. Its about doing the right thing so that the Amanda Todds of the world can live to see their 16th birthdays."

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Gina Caracci (219)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 2:39 pm
I am so angry to read the update that people are posting cruel messages on her facebook page. WHAT the hell is wrong with people???? I hope each and every one is prosecuted and meet bubba in jail, so they too will know what it feels like to feel tiny and helpless. Bullies are usually bullied at home, so we have generation after generation of little bastards terrorizing others. Why is FB not taking the crap down?? THEY are also liable and i hope they get sued.
Alot of it is nowadays kids and many adults think they are owed everything and can do anything with out consequences. look at congress and wall street for Gods sake...athletes and stupid superstars getting a slap for disgusting behavior...WONDERFUL role models arent they?

I suggested a new anti bullying law in Amandas name with zero tolerance. Schools and communities need to STEP UP and teach about it, enforce it w/zero tolerance and encourage other kids to stand up for those getting bullied..NEW stronger stalking laws need to be enacted and ENFORCED. BULLYING needs to be a crime, NOW. This crap where someone is stalked and they get a protective order and nothing can be done unless someone is physically injured is BULLSHIT.

I was also bullied..i was small and shy with glasses and braces and after being pushed around one day while a supposed friend just stood there, I snapped and punched the bully in the jaw. She and no one else ever bothered me again. to this day i will NOT tolerate it if i see someone getting picked on..i DONT care who it is, who is there or that it is not my business as Ive been told.
RIP Amanda and Im sorry so many failed you. you are not forgotten.

Susanne R (235)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 2:57 pm
Bullying must be stopped! The perpetrators have to pay some serious consequences in order to deter others from bullying. It HAS to be done!

Thanks for posting this, Cher! Signed and noted!

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 3:13 pm
Bullying should be a crime! This is just horrible! This should never happen to anyone ever again! Thanks Cher and Dee for sharing.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 8:35 pm
Yes and it is also scandalous that some people used Amanda Todd's Facebook page memorial to post insults about her as well as photos of bleach and videos along with horrific comments. The women and men making these comments...what will they do when they have children in the future and their daughter comes home in tears one day telling her Dad that she is being bullied. Will Dad then proudly show the bullied daughter his nasty and horrific comments made years ago mocking Amanda Todd on Facebook? Then see the horrified look on her face as she leaves the room?

Edith B (146)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 9:05 pm
I am signing and sharing. The Facebook page can be taken down by her parents, there are instructions on there for how to do it. I had my brother's page shut down after he passed because his step son was using it to torment my niece. Sadly we are rearing a generation of children who have not been taught compassion or sympathy or even civilized behavior. This is really the ME generation and until parents decide to be parents instead of friends to their children, nothing will change.

Beth M (138)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 4:05 pm
Signed & shared on FB.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 5:37 pm
I'm playing catch up and this story grabbed me.. Bullying of any kind is just deplorable !!.. My heart goes out to the family of this young girl...
Thanks Cher any sorry for the late note and comment

Nancy Black (308)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 9:00 pm
Noted, tweeted, signed, tweeted, and shared. Some way we have to figure out how to stop all bullying, but cyber bulling is especially difficult to stop. The young girl's death is a tragedy.

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Friday October 19, 2012, 2:58 pm

Iveta cer (41)
Friday October 19, 2012, 3:07 pm
Signed:(:(. Very sad story, poor girl i feel very sorry for her and family too:( . I hate mean people! !!

Amy E (66)
Friday October 19, 2012, 3:23 pm

Sergio Padilla (65)
Friday October 19, 2012, 3:30 pm

Stella Nobrega-Garcia (4)
Friday October 19, 2012, 6:15 pm
Absoloutely heartbreaking. Signed and noted.

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday October 19, 2012, 6:16 pm
noted and signed

Lydia Mcintyre (47)
Friday October 19, 2012, 6:25 pm
Signed . Sadly these days online stalking has become a sport for some disturbed people.

michelle t (41)
Friday October 19, 2012, 7:28 pm

Alex Keir (0)
Friday October 19, 2012, 8:02 pm

Gloria Morotti (1)
Friday October 19, 2012, 8:59 pm

Linda Jarsky (0)
Friday October 19, 2012, 9:04 pm
If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. ---St. Francis of Assisi

It is just beginning I'm afraid.

Pamela C (75)
Friday October 19, 2012, 9:10 pm
We need to arrest the parents of these bullies and hit them with heavy fines or imprisonment. Then, perhaps, it will sink in that parenthood has more responsibilities than pretending not to notice.

Lisa Z (168)
Friday October 19, 2012, 11:26 pm
Signed & Shared on Facebook.

Elsie Au (259)
Saturday October 20, 2012, 12:54 am
Signed. Thanks for posting.

Pogle S (88)
Saturday October 20, 2012, 2:32 am
Signed and Noted!

Susanne P (18)
Saturday October 20, 2012, 5:35 am
Signed and noted.
It's a shame that this poor girl was indeed looking for help for a long time and didn't find it.

Gloria Morotti (14)
Saturday October 20, 2012, 7:48 am

Saturday October 20, 2012, 10:36 am
Gladly S@N
Thank you!

Betty Kelly (4)
Saturday October 20, 2012, 12:11 pm
Stalking should be punished.

Diane B (275)
Saturday October 20, 2012, 12:17 pm
signed thanks Cher

Juliette Claparede (42)
Saturday October 20, 2012, 12:23 pm
Noted and signed !!! Rest in peace Amanda !

federico b (47)
Saturday October 20, 2012, 1:26 pm
Notato,firmato e condiviso. Grazie Cher.

. (0)
Monday October 22, 2012, 2:01 pm
n&s..a truly heartbreaking story. This IS a crime

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday October 22, 2012, 5:42 pm
Signed & Noted. Thank you, Cher....and Dandelion for the link.

Carol Bischoff (409)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 7:52 am
S & N

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