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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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Video was really hard to watch...
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.
And her parents ....?
Unfortunately, many kids today are simply monsters.
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
Casey A, the Menendez bros.
What a shame. RIP.
Sounds like a lot of her problems would have gone away if she or her parents had shut down her Facebook account.
Who is running her camera? There is someone holding the camera.
Connect with God and your family; disconnect from the nonsense.
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.
Who’s Casey A?
Ever hear of a tripod?
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.
This is a horrible story. Seems like every so often, you hear about bullying causing a horrible outcome. :(
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.
“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.”
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.
Parents need to remove their children from prison like institutional educational facilities and take them home.
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.
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.
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.
I admit to snooping a little but nothing like that.
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,"
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.
“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.
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.
I was actually thinking of that verse myself; thank you for posting it.
—— What’s weird is the kids involved are all honor students etc. from very good families. ——
You’re kidding, right?
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.
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.
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!
Thanks for posting an amusing anecdote on this somber thread. (Kinda the reverse of the tale of the fox and the grapes.)
We had a couple bullied kids commit suicide at my school in the 70s.
“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.
junior high was the worst two years of my life
honor students just like trayvon
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.
kids are growing up with no consciences.
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?
Ridiculous statement. FB is a communication tool, nothing more, nothing less.
Some of these “good families” are really hollow families.
too soon.... but it is good to find yet another Milkmen fan on Freerepublic!
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.
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