Enough Is Enough!

by Giroux on February 2, 2015 - 7:34pm

In “Man accused in Amanda Todd cyberbullying case denies allegations in letter” article published in The Canadian Press on January 28th, 2015 by Tamsynn Burgmann, it explains how Amanda Todd committed suicide after being a victim of cyberbullying in 2012. A man named Coban had been arrested a year ago, but there were no evidences he was implicated in Amanda Todd’s case. However, Canada nonetheless filed charges against him about which he wrote a letter dated January 13th, 2015, to deny the allegations.

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for the 15-24 years old people. 17% of teens’ suicides are due to cyberbullying. It is too many people dying for something that can be avoid. Teenagers as well as adults have to be careful about what they put on social networks or at least be sure the information they put will never harm their reputation. It is really important because if you look to the Amanda Todd‘s case only a picture messed up all her life.

There is the link if you want to watch the video that Amanda Todd left to share her story before she died: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6qmvDpc--c .

If you want to read an article about the original event that happened in 2012 you can click on: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-story-of-amanda-todd .

If you want to learn more about the “Man accused in Amanda Todd cyberbullying case denies allegations in letter” article go on: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/man-accused-in-amanda-todd-case-denies-allegations-... .

Statistics on suicides related to cyberbullying comes from http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/pages/Cyberbullyin... .

I trust my source because I went on a lot of websites to get the bigger amount of versions of the story of Amanda Todd and every time it was the same information with at least no changes. Therefore, I think the article I took comes from a good source since it agrees with the video that Amanda Todd herself did as well as with a majority of article that relates the same story.

Comments

Bullying is without a doubt a serious issue that many youth are faced with. Whether it be online as in your article, or more traditional. The Kids Help Phone is a great resource for children and teens who are having problems associated with bullying. I personally have had my own share of experiences with bullying. One of the best thing we can all do when we see that someone is being bullied whether it be online or in reality is to be the friend who steps in. Even if you cannot stop everything that is happening, it is always good to let the victim know that they are not alone, that someone does in fact care. Here is a link to the Kids Help Phone website: http://kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/InfoBooth/Bullying/Cyberbullying.aspx. If you are in distress or need someone to talk to, I would recommend calling their completely confidential phone line. They can really help.