Amanda Todd

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Amanda Michelle Todd was a 15 year old Canadian teenager who commited suicide, as a result of Cyber-Bullying, through on the social network Facebook. On September 7, 2012, she posted a video on YouTube, describing her plight, claiming that the entirety of the incident can be traced to sending an image of her breasts to a man who later circulated it on the internet. Around 6:00 pm, on October 10, 2012, the RCMP were called to a home in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, to investigate what they refered to as a "sudden death". This incident resulted in a series of actions at the highest administration levels of the school board, and legislative attention to the wider problem of bullying.

Reaction

Todd's suicide resulted in widespread media atttention. The RCMP's appeal for information was heeded widely, and in days, over 400 tips were recovered. In the House of Commons, MP Dany Morin[1] (NDP) has put forward a motion, proposing a study on bullying in Canada, and more funding and support for anti-bullying in Canada. A song, called "Wonder Woman" was written for her, as well, to draw attention to the plight of bullying.[2]

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