Suicide of Amanda Todd

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Amanda Michelle Todd (November 27, 1996 – October 10, 2012) was a 15-year-old Canadian student and victim of cyberbullying who hanged herself at her home in Port Coquitlam, a city in the province of British Columbia, Canada.wikipedia
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Amanda Michelle Todd (November 27, 1996 – October 10, 2012) was a 15-year-old Canadian student and victim of cyberbullying who hanged herself at her home in Port Coquitlam, a city in the province of British Columbia, Canada.

YouTube

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Before her death, Todd posted a video on YouTube in which she used a series of flash cards to tell her experience of being blackmailed into exposing her breasts via webcam, and of being bullied and physically assaulted. On September 7, 2012, Todd posted a 9-minute YouTube video titled My story: Struggling, bullying, suicide and self-harm, which showed her using a series of flashcards to tell of her experiences being bullied.
Similarly, in response to fifteen-year-old Amanda Todd's video "My story: Struggling, bullying, suicide, self-harm", legislative action was undertaken almost immediately after her suicide to study the prevalence of bullying and form a national anti-bullying strategy.

The Fifth Estate (TV program)

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According to the CBC news program The Fifth Estate, the RCMP were repeatedly informed that the juvenile was being sexually extorted by an adult male, and in response the RCMP told the family there was "nothing that could be done" about it.

Suicide of Rehtaeh Parsons

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Carol Todd is close friends with Leah Parsons, the mother of Rehtaeh Parsons, and they frequently network on cyberbullying issues.
Parsons' suicide and the circumstances surrounding it have been compared to those of British Columbian Amanda Todd and with Audrie Pott, a fifteen-year-old girl from Saratoga, California, United States, and appear to show highly similar characteristics.

Jocelyn Morlock

On March 24, 2018, composer Jocelyn Morlock won the Juno Award for Classical Composition of the Year for a piece inspired by Amanda Todd; she was joined onstage by Carol Todd.

Cyberbullying

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Amanda Michelle Todd (November 27, 1996 – October 10, 2012) was a 15-year-old Canadian student and victim of cyberbullying who hanged herself at her home in Port Coquitlam, a city in the province of British Columbia, Canada. In response to her death, Christy Clark, the Premier of British Columbia, made an online statement of condolence and suggested a national discussion on criminalizing cyberbullying.

Suicide by hanging

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Amanda Michelle Todd (November 27, 1996 – October 10, 2012) was a 15-year-old Canadian student and victim of cyberbullying who hanged herself at her home in Port Coquitlam, a city in the province of British Columbia, Canada.

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Amanda Michelle Todd (November 27, 1996 – October 10, 2012) was a 15-year-old Canadian student and victim of cyberbullying who hanged herself at her home in Port Coquitlam, a city in the province of British Columbia, Canada.

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Amanda Michelle Todd (November 27, 1996 – October 10, 2012) was a 15-year-old Canadian student and victim of cyberbullying who hanged herself at her home in Port Coquitlam, a city in the province of British Columbia, Canada.

Viral video

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The video went viral after her death, resulting in international media attention.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and British Columbia Coroners Service launched investigations into the suicide.

Christy Clark

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In response to her death, Christy Clark, the Premier of British Columbia, made an online statement of condolence and suggested a national discussion on criminalizing cyberbullying.

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In response to her death, Christy Clark, the Premier of British Columbia, made an online statement of condolence and suggested a national discussion on criminalizing cyberbullying.

Flashcard

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On September 7, 2012, Todd posted a 9-minute YouTube video titled My story: Struggling, bullying, suicide and self-harm, which showed her using a series of flashcards to tell of her experiences being bullied.

Videotelephony

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During the video, Todd writes that when she was in grade 7 (2009–10), around the same time she moved in with her father, she used video chat to meet new people over the Internet and received compliments on her looks.

Screenshot

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A stranger convinced Todd to bare her breasts on camera (an exploitative phenomenon known as "capping", short for screen capturing), after attempting to do so for a year.

Anonymous (group)

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He later blackmailed her by threatening to give the topless photo to her friends unless she gave him a "show"; she also featured briefly, albeit circumstantially, on the faux animated news show Daily Capper on BlogTV in an incident that attracted the vigilante attentions of the group Anonymous after her suicide.

Anxiety

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She wrote that she experienced anxiety, depression, and panic disorder due to having been sexually exploited online and cyberbullied.

Depression (mood)

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She wrote that she experienced anxiety, depression, and panic disorder due to having been sexually exploited online and cyberbullied.

Panic disorder

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She wrote that she experienced anxiety, depression, and panic disorder due to having been sexually exploited online and cyberbullied.

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A year later, Todd's blackmailer reappeared, creating a Facebook profile that used the topless photo as its profile image and contacting classmates at her new school.

Self-harm

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With Todd's mental state worsening, she began to engage in self-mutilation and cutting.

Language-based learning disability

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Todd was taunted by other students at her school for her low grades, a consequence of a language-based learning disability, and for the time she spent in hospital to treat her severe depression.

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On October 10, 2012, at about 6:00 PM (PDT), Todd was found hanging at her home.

Tenth grade

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At the time of her death, Todd was a grade 10 student at CABE Secondary in Coquitlam, a school that caters to students who have experienced social and behaviour issues in previous educational settings.