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15 Year Old Girl is Bullied Every Day By Classmates Makes Video About It And Commits Suicide Sad
Vancouver Sun ^ | 10-11-12 | Gillian Shaw and Lori Culbert

Posted on 10/11/2012 3:59:12 PM PDT by trailhkr1

After documenting a heart-breaking story about cyber-bullying on a video posted to YouTube last month, 15-year-old Amanda Todd was found dead Wednesday night in Coquitlam. Her tragic death - a suspected suicide - has prompted many to speak out about the dangers of bullying, especially in the age of social media.

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Poor girl..classmates would beat her up and tape it and laugh about it.


1 posted on 10/11/2012 3:59:18 PM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1

Video was really hard to watch...


2 posted on 10/11/2012 4:00:34 PM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1

This is sad. It is an unfortunate and unnecessary loss of a young life. I fear for our society. What in the he77 possesses todays youth to think that it is acceptable to take things to this level? Sure, there have always been bullies, but it seems as if there is competition to see who can be the most deranged among today’s youth. Parents, churches, synagogues, and everyone involved with youth need to get a handle on morals and self-respect lest we slide further into this abyss.


3 posted on 10/11/2012 4:05:02 PM PDT by RobertClark (Be prepared, be polite, be professional and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: trailhkr1

And her parents ....?


4 posted on 10/11/2012 4:06:01 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: trailhkr1

Unfortunately, many kids today are simply monsters.


5 posted on 10/11/2012 4:06:13 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: RobertClark

6 posted on 10/11/2012 4:06:25 PM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1

cliffs

girl is very young, on webcam with friends

guys compliment her, ask her to flash them.

she does, not knowing any better

1 year later someone messages her a screenshot of her flashing them + threatens to show her friends, family, school, etc. if she doesn’t give him a “strip show”

he shows them all

she is miserable, no friends, sits alone, made fun of, etc.

she switches schools

still no friends

starts talking to some guy

guy has a girlfriend

guy tells her to come over while gf is out of town

they hook up

he tells gf

gf + guy and many others approach girl and make fun of her

gf tells girl that no one likes her (50+ people around)

person yells to hit her

gf beats up girl

girl tries to kill herself by drinking bleach

amber lamps saves the day

switches schools again

gf and others keep saying chit like “i wish she succeeded”, “hopefully next time the bleach is stronger”, “please kill yourself”, etc.

girl gets on antidepressants and goes to therapy

overdoses on meds, amber lamps to the rescue again

still bullied, terrible anxiety, panic attacks, self-confidence issues, etc.

begs for help

ends up killing herself


7 posted on 10/11/2012 4:08:45 PM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1

Cute girl.


8 posted on 10/11/2012 4:09:03 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Jonty30
>"Unfortunately, many kids today are simply monsters."

Casey A, the Menendez bros.

9 posted on 10/11/2012 4:13:26 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: trailhkr1; Clintonfatigued; Impy

What a shame. RIP.


10 posted on 10/11/2012 4:14:13 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: trailhkr1
>" girl tries to kill herself by drinking bleach"

Bleach Boys 3:48

11 posted on 10/11/2012 4:16:44 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: trailhkr1

Sounds like a lot of her problems would have gone away if she or her parents had shut down her Facebook account.


12 posted on 10/11/2012 4:18:34 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: trailhkr1

Who is running her camera? There is someone holding the camera.


13 posted on 10/11/2012 4:22:26 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Chickensoup
BINGO!

Connect with God and your family; disconnect from the nonsense.

14 posted on 10/11/2012 4:22:35 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Official Romney/GOP-E Platform - We suck less)
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To: Chickensoup

Facebook is as evil as they come. Parents should always monitor their kids facebook page. We do. Anything can happen. It can destroy lives. It can, has and will come back to destroy lives if not properly parented. Kids don’t get it sometimes.


15 posted on 10/11/2012 4:25:00 PM PDT by albie ("Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Benjamin Frankli)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Who’s Casey A?


16 posted on 10/11/2012 4:25:09 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Chickensoup
There is someone holding the camera.

Ever hear of a tripod?

/johnny

17 posted on 10/11/2012 4:25:22 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: trailhkr1

So heartbreaking.


18 posted on 10/11/2012 4:27:06 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: RobertClark

I can’t understand it, either. When I was a kid in the 70s, there was no shortage of bullied, unpopular kids. Not a single one of them ever committed suicide, yet today it’s nothing unusual.

Poor girl....rest in peace.


19 posted on 10/11/2012 4:28:37 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: Mears
Who’s Casey A?

Casey Anthony

20 posted on 10/11/2012 4:29:05 PM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1

This is a horrible story. Seems like every so often, you hear about bullying causing a horrible outcome. :(


21 posted on 10/11/2012 4:30:40 PM PDT by goodolemr
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To: trailhkr1

I can’t watch it.

I’ve always asked my kids, randomly, starting in about middle school . . . anybody picking on you? . . . everthing ok? . . . etc. etc. They’d usually look at me like “why are you asking” and I’d say I just want to make sure and you can tell me if you have any problems or trouble. I told them other kids can be very mean and I just want to make sure they are OK and no one is mistreating them.

Poor girl. So sad. Parents can’t just assume, they have to ask and “pry a little bit” at that age.


22 posted on 10/11/2012 4:31:50 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: RobertClark

“What in the he77 possesses todays youth to think that it is acceptable to take things to this level?”

Lack of accountability. If parents or teachers try to actually take concrete steps to discipline youth, then its “abuse” and even the half-a** measures commonly resorted to in this pathetic era are frowned on as “damaging to their self-esteem.”


23 posted on 10/11/2012 4:32:46 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: albie
Facebook is as evil as they come. Parents should always monitor their kids facebook page

A local 16 year old 4.0 gpa /cheerleader was just gang raped by some school athletes near where I grew up just recently..the rape was posted on youtube and facebook..she was drugged unconcious .one guy said "how can she sleep with a wang up the butthole" and another comments was "no foreplay needed" (she was unconsious)afterwards they took a pic of the girl and sent it to her dad and said "look at your whore daughter now". Supposedly she broke up with one of the guys and this was his revenge.

What's weird is the kids involved are all honor students etc. from very good families.

24 posted on 10/11/2012 4:35:19 PM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1

Parents need to remove their children from prison like institutional educational facilities and take them home.


25 posted on 10/11/2012 4:38:18 PM PDT by rbbeachkid (Get out of its way and small business can fix the economy.)
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What's weird is the kids involved are all honor students etc. from very good families.

Here in Indiana in the last 2 weeks there have been 3 cases of school sexual assault - BY THIRD GRADERS!.

Supposedly this is being taught via internet gaming.

26 posted on 10/11/2012 4:39:31 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Qwackertoo
they have to ask and “pry a little bit” at that age.

Pry hell, for the step daughter, who had network access, I had packet sniffers running on the house network and her mom had a keystroke recorder running on her laptop.

We didn't know that the other one was monitoring, until later, when something came up.

Parenting is serious work.

/johnny

27 posted on 10/11/2012 4:41:27 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Well, THAT was random...

Yes, Johnny, I have heard of a tripod.

But the camera is moving in such a way, that at first I thought it was her moving in and out but actually I think it is someone moving the camera up and down just a bit.


28 posted on 10/11/2012 4:42:33 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I admit to snooping a little but nothing like that.


29 posted on 10/11/2012 4:46:26 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
I can’t understand it, either. When I was a kid in the 70s, there was no shortage of bullied, unpopular kids. Not a single one of them ever committed suicide, yet today it’s nothing unusual.

I have a theory; simply put: in a world without justice there is no hope. Why? Because [in such a world] nobody will ever be held to account in such a world; moreover, a single mistake is a wrongness that can always be dredged up and used to beat you with (i.e. there is no atonement).

Mat 24:12 -- "Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,"

30 posted on 10/11/2012 4:48:18 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: trailhkr1

So sad. Our daughter was teased because she had big boobs in middle school. We told her to “suck it up”. All the girls were jealous by the end of HS.


31 posted on 10/11/2012 4:50:19 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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“afterwards they took a pic of the girl and sent it to her dad and said “look at your whore daughter now”.

Wow. Just wow.I do not believe I’d call the cops.


32 posted on 10/11/2012 4:50:58 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: trailhkr1

Same as it was in junior high in my affluent town, 40 years ago. Easily the worst years of my life. And I kept a pretty low profile.

Government school is prison for children who have committed the crime of being born.


33 posted on 10/11/2012 4:52:56 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: OneWingedShark

Makes sense.

I was actually thinking of that verse myself; thank you for posting it.


34 posted on 10/11/2012 4:53:09 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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—— What’s weird is the kids involved are all honor students etc. from very good families. ——

You’re kidding, right?


35 posted on 10/11/2012 4:56:38 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: CatherineofAragon
Makes sense.
I was actually thinking of that verse myself; thank you for posting it.

You're welcome.
It certainly doesn't help that we're drowning in the idea "love = sex." That real love is so rare that people are literally dying over the lack of it -- just like this girl -- would she have killed herself if one person had stepped in and literally fought on her behalf when she was punched? I don't know... but I think that the mere fact that love is so rare is a stinging indictment of the Church here in North America.

36 posted on 10/11/2012 4:58:50 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: trailhkr1

When I was in fifth grade I took part in bullying a kid. I was mean, nasty and the kid in no way had it coming.

Almost 40 years later, I’ll tell you that not a week goes by that I don’t think about that and feel deep regret for the hurtful nasty crap I said to that kid.

What I needed at the time was a hard punch to the face. What I’ve gotten since is a constant reminder to be a decent caring human being, and to spend extra time talking to kids that are socially awkward.

I’m all for tough kids, but bullying isn’t how free people should act and they shouldn’t tolerate it in their children.


37 posted on 10/11/2012 4:59:32 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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NOOO! As a mother of a teen who was bullied at the beginning of this school year (we changed schools because of it), this makes me mad/sad/frustrated...school administrators and teachers MUST wake up and address this issue the minute they see it or hear of it. I’ve even heard of teachers joining in on bullying in some instances—those teachers should be officially reprimanded and suspended from their jobs.

There will ALWAYS be bullies, but it’s gotten so much worse with the internet and cell phones. One can’t live in a bubble, but it’s like Pandora’s box is totally unleashed.

Those who have been bullied NEVER forget it—and if one survives bullying, it definitely changes the victim and leaves lasting impression (psychologically, emotionally). Those who have been the bullies sometimes (rarely) outgrow it and realize what they have done to others and stop their behavior. Most of the time however it seems those bullies just grow into adult bullies who then have bully children they encourage to do the same behavior on others.

So very, very sad when the victim commits suicide, or just as awful, commits murder/revenge on the bully.

Our society has got to do a better job of this!


38 posted on 10/11/2012 5:01:01 PM PDT by sassy steel magnolia (USAF life and Navy wife...God Bless the USA!)
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To: Arrowhead1952
So sad. Our daughter was teased because she had big boobs in middle school. We told her to “suck it up”. All the girls were jealous by the end of HS.

Thanks for posting an amusing anecdote on this somber thread. (Kinda the reverse of the tale of the fox and the grapes.)

39 posted on 10/11/2012 5:01:40 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

We had a couple bullied kids commit suicide at my school in the 70s.


40 posted on 10/11/2012 5:01:51 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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“What’s weird is the kids involved are all honor students etc. from very good families. “

Yeah, right. I really doubt it. Those “honor students” athletes are probably roided freaks who are dumb as a door knobs, but given preferential treatment due to them being athletes.

That being said, what makes you think that their families are “very good”? To raise those screwed up rapists, I would not doubt that the family culture is like that.


41 posted on 10/11/2012 5:04:55 PM PDT by sagar
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

junior high was the worst two years of my life


42 posted on 10/11/2012 5:05:11 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: sagar

honor students just like trayvon


43 posted on 10/11/2012 5:06:10 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: trailhkr1

Please tell us those scumbags got what they deserved...

Good families by what definition? Wealth and status? That doesn’t make good anything. And those ‘’good families’’ certainly failed in giving their kids good (Christian) values.

That you refer to those families as good is in itself a symptom of what is wrong with our societies.


44 posted on 10/11/2012 5:06:13 PM PDT by LastNorwegian
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sociopaths.
kids are growing up with no consciences.


45 posted on 10/11/2012 5:06:31 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: OneWingedShark

The love of most grew cold when the Supreme Court approved baby murder. This has to be a factor in the national subconcious of two generations of young people. The law of the land said that murder for convenience was an acceptable thing, how can they have a sense of moral bounderies?


46 posted on 10/11/2012 5:10:45 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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Facebook is as evil as they come.

Ridiculous statement. FB is a communication tool, nothing more, nothing less.

47 posted on 10/11/2012 5:11:30 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: LastNorwegian

Some of these “good families” are really hollow families.


48 posted on 10/11/2012 5:16:28 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: rawcatslyentist

too soon.... but it is good to find yet another Milkmen fan on Freerepublic!


49 posted on 10/11/2012 5:19:39 PM PDT by got_moab? (Joe the Plumber has a posse.)
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To: trailhkr1

The issue is without Jesus as your backbone you are nothing but lost. With no moral guidance humanity is animals. There should be alot of jail time for alot of failures here.

Society raises children not parents. We are all to blame. Public Schools, police, parents, neighbors, kids who know by Facebook, twitter, or personally.

The only issue now that we never had before is that Video is easy and broadcasting is rampant.


50 posted on 10/11/2012 5:22:50 PM PDT by Baseballguy (If we knew what we know now in Oct would we do anything different?)
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