Strength Will Never Be Enough
by Fearless18 on February 27, 2013 - 3:39pm
It seems that the more years go by, bullying is becoming worse and worse. Bullying is not only not being taken seriously, but it now occurs to be casually happening around the world. Amanda Todd was a fifteen year old girl from British Columbia who was severely bullied. It began when she would go on webcam with strangers just to meet new people. It got out of hand when a guy asked her to flash him, and so she did. The guy later threatened her to put on another show or else he would black mail her, but she did not. A year later, a nude picture of her was spread all over the internet. She lost her all of her friends and respect people had for her. She changed school several times, but her story always followed her. Meanwhile she was extremely depressed, she was using drugs and alcohol, and later began to cut her wrists. She started to get involved with a guy, to later find out that he has a girlfriend. The girlfriend went to Amanda’s school and beat her up in front of the whole school. She then went home and tried to kill herself by drinking bleach, but ended up in the hospital. September 2012, she posted a YouTube video explaining her whole story with then leaving a message saying “I have nobody, I need someone”. Three weeks after the video was posted, she committed suicide. Her parent’s claim to have tried to help her as much as possible providing her with counselors and doctors. It is ridiculous how a school’s administration does not take bullying seriously. The administrations also said that they tried their best to help. If they would have really helped, Amanda would not have had to change school several times. It is unfortunate that school’s do not in force severe consequences for bullying, because as a result teenagers being bullied can end their lives. How can these education systems not see what they have done to innocent teenagers?