Teen Commits Suicide After Posting Plea On YouTube

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago

Bullied Canadian teen, Amanda Todd age 15, posted her last plea on YouTube years of harassment from her classmates.
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Male 197
A-dratING-MEN @Nerd_Rage!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Female 471
I am so tired of this. :/
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Male 116
Anonymous found this guy and released his identity... he`s boned
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Female 1,205
After reading the article, another question is raised. Why are the police JUST NOW investigating? I am going to assume that Amanda kept her bullying silent? Didn`t want to press charges against anyone? I mean, why wouldn`t the police have doing this while she was being bullied instead of after?
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Female 1,205
I just keep wondering why charges weren`t pressed against the guy who started all this, the one who was stalking her. I mean, is that who she was referring to when she said she didn`t want to press charges, just move on? Or was that about the girl who hit her?
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Male 425
this is why kids should not be on computers so friggin early
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Female 1,515
Some follow up on the news story. Yes it is real Malikymoo. Its an uproar in Canada atm. And its definitely serious. Its easy to google something to find out if it is real or not instead of ignorantly calling it fake.

Link!
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Female 2,027
its this an awareness campain? i dont think this is real sorry
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Male 182
This world, sometimes I think it really needs to start a-new.

I have been though the similar torture that this beautiful girl has been put though, self harming.. the works. In honesty to whoever is being bullied out there involve everyone that you know who loves you. Your family, teachers and even the police force if you have to. They will help. The power is in your hands. DO NOT tolerate it, because if you do it will harm you in more ways than you can imagine. SAY NO to Bullies and Bulling.

Its a sad shame to see this happen to someone so young, I hope these people burn for this.

- KFG out.
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Male 1,243
such a tragic story,
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Male 1,745
well that was really depressing. the guy who blackmailed her is a real POS SOB. actually, i`m surprised at the number of girls who do flash or do more on camera... that poo is out there forever! it seems crazy. there are a lot of aholes out there that will try take advantage of it.

then there is the whole dynamic of who gets bullied and who doesn`t. when i was around her age, it seemed some people somehow just got stuck in the "bullied zone", and the bullies would compete and try to outdo each other. it could be a vicious cycle. two things that i`ve seen work to break the cycle, one of the bully`s influential friends steps up and stop it. the other is the one getting bullied punches the #1 bully squarely on the nose and if possible beats him/her real good for everyone to see/hear. not the best solution, but it works.

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Male 4,793
With every fiber of my being, I hope the piece of sh*t that blackmailed her gets murdered in a horrendously painful way or kills himself in a horrendously painful way. If she were my daughter, nothing in this entire goddamn stinkhole of a world would stop me from peeling that mans flesh from his bones.
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Male 2,513
TLDR

Wow, harassment like that should definitely be made criminal
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Female 2,764
I am disappointed in a lot of you who I have been conversing with (through i-a-b) for many years. It saddens me that you have such little empathy and love for a child. tsk tsk tsk DISAPPOINTED
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Male 1,252
Gad the inhumanity i see in people when they arent face to face sickens me. man up ffs.
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Male 1,164
Well this is depressing. It`s sad enough to see this horrible story, but almost worse is listening to some of the comments about it; specifically from older folks who think they know better.

It pains me because all her bad decisions were made out of a need every girl her age has: A need to feel loved. She wasn`t getting it from her parents, and the only places she found it were from boys who only wanted her body. That`s all she wanted, she just needed to be loved.

I feel truly bad for her, but not nearly as much as I pity you people. Especially you, Patch.

At least zombunny gets it.
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Female 2,602
I wouldn`t poke fun at anyone desperate enough to take their own lives, and kids have always been mean well before the internet existed.

However, I think people are inappropriately focusing on one small aspect of this particular case (the internet aspect). The article says:

[quote]"In the video, Todd describes how she was bullied online and at school, about her struggles with drugs and alcohol and harming herself."[/quote]

I think that "struggles with drugs and alcohol" part, and the role it played in her decision-making, has to be considered here too.
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Male 3,619
im starting to hate i-am-bored. i mean, on 4chan, people post hate-things for fun. there`s always a running joke behind every post and if you know about it, it`s funny. no one knows anyone and it`s a relaxed scene and no one gets hurt...

but iab has profiles and the things posted cant be taken as lightly. here you need to stand for what you write, yet you guys write about a girl bullied to death like it`s a trivial thing that might aswell be completely made-up

you guys are worse than /b/

seriously, shame on you guys. you disgust me sometimes.
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Female 322
Wow. In news articles, her bullies were saying things like: "I hope she`s dead!?" is the new generation that desensitized to people? It kills me to see such utter evil cruelty today. Nobody deserves that. I don`t care if she flashed anything, she was targeted, plain and simple.
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Male 7,775
I`m sorry but at 15 I would`ve had the sense not to flash online just because I was told to. And as for being bullied, just switch the f*****g thing off! It`s not rocket science.
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Male 13,624
DrProfessor
I think kids today are just like moths and light
Facebook and such being the light,
My niece had trolling and bullying on facebook
Told her to delete it,and move on.
She looked at me if I was the devil.
Facebook, and social networks are rather like heroin to kids. Dip in and they are lost in a world of self importance
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Male 554
boo frak`n hoo

..next...
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Male 13,624
Sad so so sad,
Many kids over in Blighty are topping themselves over similar circumstances,
computer savvy or not, they are still kids.
They may talk the talk, but when it comes to it
they are not as mentally aware as a fully grown up
cant see when they are being taken for a sucker
terrible, being forced to grow up way too fast nowadays
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Male 5,811
@zombunny: I agree that children can be dumb, but there are also many studies that show teenagers are actually less optimistic about avoiding harm when engaging in risky behaviours than adults are. So I`m not sure it`s fair to simply say that they are too young to know better.
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Female 2,525
Do people just magically forget what being a teenager is like when they become adults? Am I the only one who remembers that nearly everybody did stupid crap of varying degrees in high school? A middle schooler`s brain is not fully developed. Studies upon studies have shown that adolescents are notoriously bad at predicting the consequences of their own actions. It`s the reason kids cut class, drink at parties, cheat on tests. Children live in the moment. They don`t think about the future. To say that she should have seen it coming is unreasonable.
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Male 5,811
[quote]You cannot honestly believe that a young, vulnerable, impressionable girl who made one bad choice deserved a lifetime of harassment, abuse and pain[/quote]
You`re equating criticism for acting stupid with justification. She definitely didn`t deserve any of this, but it`s not like this is the first time this has happened or has been reported on in the news. Kids today are much more technologically literate than my generation was. To think that you can flash on cam and believe that it will never see the rest of the internet isn`t just naive, it`s wilfully ignorant. That being said, the punishment far exceeded the crime, but I will not defend ignorance of this magnitude as "kids will be kids."
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Male 448
Here`s an idea!
Delete your facebook account, and stay the **** off youtube.
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Male 3,894
The dark side of the internet is a horrible place. People feel distanced from their actions, and are able to pretend the person on the other end isn`t real.

It`s easy to look back and say "don`t do anything on the internet you wouldn`t want someone to see".. but.. people make mistakes. It`s human. So that`s an unrealistic expectation.

What I don`t understand though, is if Facebook was causing her so much constant pain, why didn`t she delete her account? Why didn`t she remove the people tormenting her?

Is this something unique to our upcoming generation? Are they so linked-in to facebook that they can`t even imagine existing outside of it?

I`d suggest teaching students about the dangers of the internet, and ways to combat them...but any time I`ve seen someone attempt that it has failed miserably. Usually because it`s attempted by some aging motivational speaker who doesn`t fully understand their own topic.
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Female 2,525
Yes, because mass murder and flashing your tits on cam are the same thing. You are an idiot.
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Male 192
@ zombunny i feel for this young girl but your comment "anyone who blames her for flashing on cam, drat you. You cannot honestly believe that a young, vulnerable, impressionable girl who made one bad choice deserved a lifetime of harassment, abuse and pain" to me that would be the same as saying if she murdered her family, it was not her fault for taking their lives. Choices have consequences, its cause and effect. Todays society is coddleing children too much
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Male 2,841
One less whiny pussy in the gene pool.
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Male 2,220
Silly cow. I don`t mean the flashing of her tits, but the suicide. Hopefully some of the jerks who helped her on her way get some comeback.
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Male 808
It just seems like such a short sighted permanent decision for a temporary issue. I wish I could have met that girl, hugged her and said something to her that would have changed her course.
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Male 808
Good points Zombunny, in grade 7 she would be like 12 years old. I always wonder about people with suicide, like if they had a second chance after jumping off the bridge (methophorically for alternate methods chosen) or if they could see the devastation of their actions, if they would choose to do it.
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Female 3,727
""Amanda Todd made poor choices, but the consequences were way out of proportion to her sins.""

THIS!! People have ZERO empathy these days...
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Male 10,339
War Eagle, Shifty.
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Female 2,525
Very sad. It seems like more could have been done by the adults in her life to protect her. I have to wonder why the person who spread her photos around was not charged with distribution of child pornography, or at least harassment. When adults send each other threatening letters and track down private information, it`s called stalking.

And for anyone who blames her for flashing on cam, drat you. You cannot honestly believe that a young, vulnerable, impressionable girl who made one bad choice deserved a lifetime of harassment, abuse and pain. Lots of kids do stupid poo at some point or another and they aren`t treated this way.
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Female 2,764
GET OFF FACEBOOK!!!!!!!! :(
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Male 311
Leave it to an Auburn fan to make the most thoughtless, cruel, and ignorant statement.
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Male 1,258
This is sad.

I just showed to my 15 year old daughter and her friend.

At least we can learn from this.
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Male 7,353
Bad decisions all around.

People are mean, don`t do stupid stuff. If you do, deal with it.

My daughter is always complaining `Everone`s always into my bidness`. I said, `Well, you post ever bit of your life on FaceBook, so you`re telling them your `bidness`. Stop posting crap and they wont talk crap.`.
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Male 5,811
@MeGrendel: Well said. Parenting 101.
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Male 406
I think she got what was coming to her.

You make pooty decisions and sleep with other peoples significant others, not many people will look at you kindly.

The fact that she killed herself just shows how short sighted she was. I was bullied all through school, never had many friends, and was ridiculed constantly. I learned to ignore them and just get my poo done.
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Male 7,353
Bad decisions all around.

People are mean, don`t do stupid stuff. If you do, deal with it.

My daughter is always complaining `Everone`s always into my bidness`. I said, `Well, you post ever bit of your life on FaceBook, so you`re telling them your `bidness`. Stop posting crap and they wont talk crap.`.
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Male 501
She made bad choice after bad choice after bad choice. One is never in control of the consequences for an action, only the action.

That doesn`t mean she deserved this, though. I just wonder, where the hell were all the parents? If I found out my kid was posting crap like that I would likely beat the poo out of them - and I am not talking about Amanda Todd. My kid ever told someone that they should try and commit suicide and there would be hell to pay.

(By `beat the poo out of them` I really mean grounded from technology for life and have them enrolled in some counseling.)

Seriously - where are all these kids` parents?
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Female 2,674
Sooooo sad :/ Poor girl. I wish she`d removed herself from the internet and switched to home schooling, changed her name, things like that. Once she managed to get out of high school it would have been so much easier for her to not be around those people any more. As awful as bullying is, even though it feels like it`ll never stop, it usually does. But it`s hard for young people to understand that, and for some of them they think the only way to make it stop is to end their life. :/
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Male 2,988
I feel really bad for her. I know how it is to battle depression and it can very easily become inescapable. You get caught in a downward spiral. But she didn`t stand much of a chance of getting out when all her bad choices followed her around constantly and she didn`t receive proper help to pull her out of it. so sad |-(
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Male 5,314
welp, tl;dw
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Female 592
I was bullied for the duration of school. Married (and divorced) a bully. Never once did I think suicide was the way out. I`m sorry for their loss.
If she had just reached out...
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Male 5,811
@bluevayero: Yeah, it also confused me as to why she stayed on Facebook when just deleting your account would have solved a lot of problems for her. Rather kill yourself than lose your precious FB? I mean, at least delete your account and create a different one with a different name or something.
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Female 1,743
Children at 15 are not emotionally mature for facebook.

I`m glad I graduated before it was commonplace to have a FB account.
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Male 151
Jesus. Just awful.
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Male 226
i felt really sorry. even if she was a bad person and noone liked her it still is a bad result.
still she should have left facebook. why stay there? it surely didnt make her happy...
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Male 2,390
sad to see someone go like this, and so much I want to say, but I`ll just keep it to myself this time
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Male 2,578
Bullying isn`t really a new phenomenon, but technology has amplified its efficiency by 1000%. Execute the random internet guy by firing squad.
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Male 579
Parents, learn from this. Don`t get your kids a laptop or a tablet. Don`t let them on facebook or have a phone with a camera. They are not ready for it. Give them a desktop that sits in the most used room in the house. Restrict their access to daytime hours. Use the built in content advisor (or whatever they call it) in Internet Explorer or whatever other browsers use. Don`t know how to do it? Ask your friends for help setting it up and monitor it. Don`t have a friend that knows how to do all that? Any price you could pay a local computer tech company would be worth it to save your child from having a life (or short life) that involves something like this. Kids are cruel. Kids make poor choices. Parents need to protect their children, and obviously her parents weren`t doing enough.

The girl in this video didn`t want to press charges? Why didn`t her parents? Your kids are the only thing worthwhile you leave behind when you`re dead. There is nothing more import
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Male 560
@dm2754 she changed schools several times
@Angelmash parents can`t control other kids and teachers can`t force other kids to be nice of her the entire time.

Sad she made mistakes but it shouldn`t have followed her. Best thing would have been a name change and break off all contact. I hope people find the guy who led her on when she was vulnerable and he get`s some "Karma"
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Male 1,425
That poor girl.... probably the saddest thing i`ll see today.
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Male 15,510
Parenthood + Educational System FAIL
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Male 1,016
Morfeus...I know you are young and still live in your mommies house....and you obviously know nothing about mental illness and the effects thereof, but please remember EVERYONE makes mistakes ,we judge and criticize ourselves harshly enough, we don`t need trolls like you putting your fingers in the wounds and making it worse.
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Male 220
From interviews with her former classmates, the first incident was pretty school wide with students telling her to "try again" after her first suicide attempt.

The first guy who stalked/harrassed her -- he should have been put up on child porn charges and thrown in jail.

The second incident, the "boyfriend" should get some karmic payback somehow.

Amanda Todd made poor choices, but the consequences were way out of proportion to her sins.
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Male 232
stories like this are devastating, I honestly thought about getting rid of the internet because between it and the tv it seems like the worse a story is the more people eat it up, we`re in sad shape when stories like this and the bus driver punching the kid earlier being posted on a entertainment site. :\
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Male 5,811
Wow, surprise surprise, a girl shows her boobs to some guy on the internet and something bad happened. I think the random facebook guy was a pervy piece of garbage, and the teens that bullied her are also pieces of sh*t, but I just can`t feel completely sorry for this girl. She in no way deserved this, but kids today should know that posting nudes online is the dumbest thing you can possibly do. How many times does something like this have to happen before kids will get their heads out of their a$$es?
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Female 1,743
:\ so goddamn melodramatic.
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Male 4,746
People suck.
This is why home schooling is becoming more popular.
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Female 155
It`s sad she wasn`t given more help and support. There are no excuses for making someone feel that sh*t about themselves over such a meaningless situation. She flashed, so what. No reason to ruin her life. Those people should feel ashamed for their part played.
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Male 3,578
Sad, but one bad decision often leads to more.
If you kid says they need to change schools the dratING change schools it’s not that hard.
A good parent no’s when there kid is in trouble
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Male 19,873
Link: Teen Commits Suicide After Posting Plea On YouTube [Rate Link] - Bullied Canadian teen, Amanda Todd age 15, posted her last plea on YouTube years of harassment from her classmates.
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