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68 Responses to Teen Commits Suicide After Posting Plea On YouTube

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    October 12, 2012 at 7:35 am
    Link: Teen Commits Suicide After Posting Plea On YouTube - Bullied Canadian teen, Amanda Todd age 15, posted her last plea on YouTube years of harassment from her classmates.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    October 12, 2012 at 7:51 am
    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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    alliknow Female 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 7:54 am
    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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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    October 12, 2012 at 7:55 am
    People suck.
    This is why home schooling is becoming more popular.
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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 8:01 am
    :\ so goddamn melodramatic.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    October 12, 2012 at 8:02 am
    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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    that1joshguy Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 8:08 am
    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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    tnaran Male 30-39
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    October 12, 2012 at 8:13 am
    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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    pumba62 Male 40-49
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    October 12, 2012 at 8:16 am
    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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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 8:31 am
    Parenthood + Educational System FAIL
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    MikePiano Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 8:31 am
    That poor girl.... probably the saddest thing i`ll see today.
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    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 8:37 am
    @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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    Fehz Male 30-39
    580 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 8:38 am
    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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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 8:48 am
    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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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    October 12, 2012 at 9:00 am
    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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    bluevayero Male 18-29
    226 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 9:20 am
    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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    rickwhite Male 30-39
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    October 12, 2012 at 9:34 am
    Jesus. Just awful.
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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 9:37 am
    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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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 9:39 am
    @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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    geckohead Female 50-59
    591 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 9:43 am
    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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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 9:48 am
    welp, tl;dw
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 9:58 am
    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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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 10:11 am
    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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    faustsshadow Male 30-39
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    October 12, 2012 at 10:13 am
    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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    Grendel Male 40-49
    5874 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 10:26 am
    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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    schecter5 Male 18-29
    406 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 10:28 am
    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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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    October 12, 2012 at 10:29 am
    @MeGrendel: Well said. Parenting 101.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    October 12, 2012 at 10:38 am
    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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    insane_ai Male 30-39
    737 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 10:42 am
    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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    shiftyplus1 Male 18-29
    311 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 11:05 am
    Leave it to an Auburn fan to make the most thoughtless, cruel, and ignorant statement.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2758 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 11:09 am
    GET OFF FACEBOOK!!!!!!!! :(
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 11:13 am
    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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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    October 12, 2012 at 11:19 am
    War Eagle, Shifty.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    October 12, 2012 at 11:30 am
    ""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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    canusuck Male 30-39
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    October 12, 2012 at 11:34 am
    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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    canusuck Male 30-39
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    October 12, 2012 at 11:37 am
    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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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    October 12, 2012 at 12:11 pm
    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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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 12:11 pm
    One less whiny pussy in the gene pool.
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    mandingo3519 Male 30-39
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    October 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    @ 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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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    Yes, because mass murder and flashing your tits on cam are the same thing. You are an idiot.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    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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    Ozmose Male 30-39
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    October 12, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    Here`s an idea!
    Delete your facebook account, and stay the **** off youtube.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 12:50 pm
    You cannot honestly believe that a young, vulnerable, impressionable girl who made one bad choice deserved a lifetime of harassment, abuse and pain
    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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    zombunny Female 18-29
    2525 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    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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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    October 12, 2012 at 1:08 pm
    @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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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    October 12, 2012 at 1:16 pm
    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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    Zuriel Male 30-39
    554 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm
    boo frak`n hoo

    ..next...
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    October 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    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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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7707 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    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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    littleoracle Female 30-39
    322 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 2:44 pm
    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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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm
    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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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    October 12, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    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:

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

    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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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    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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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
    1038 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 7:39 pm
    Gad the inhumanity i see in people when they arent face to face sickens me. man up ffs.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2758 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 9:24 pm
    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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    xelous Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2012 at 10:07 pm
    TLDR

    Wow, harassment like that should definitely be made criminal
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2012 at 12:37 am
    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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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2012 at 1:07 am
    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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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2012 at 8:46 am
    such a tragic story,
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    KungFuGuy Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    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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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    October 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm
    its this an awareness campain? i dont think this is real sorry
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    inaria Female 18-29
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    October 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm
    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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    Nerd_Rage Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2012 at 6:23 pm
    this is why kids should not be on computers so friggin early
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    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    October 14, 2012 at 4:20 pm
    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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    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    October 14, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    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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    xfactormunky Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2012 at 10:19 am
    Anonymous found this guy and released his identity... he`s boned
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    HerColdHands Female 18-29
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    October 18, 2012 at 10:49 pm
    I am so tired of this. :/
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    Agent0024blo Male 18-29
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    October 19, 2012 at 9:50 pm
    A-dratING-MEN @Nerd_Rage!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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