Amanda Todd Research Paper

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On the evening of September 7, 2012, sixteen-year-old Amanda Todd posted an uncomfortable video to YouTube. In the video, she used flashcards to tell her story of “struggling, bullying, suicide, (and) self harm (SOURCE).” Amanda committed suicide on October 10, 2012, just over a month after she posted the video. It was revealed later that Amanda had been using internet chat groups for several years, and she had met one person in particular who had convinced her to show her breasts to the camera. The stranger then took the photo and attempted to blackmail Amanda with it, even going so far as to create a false Facebook account that used the topless image as the profile picture. According to Amanda’s mother, Carol Todd, “the internet stalker kept stalking her. Every time she moved schools he would go undercover and become a Facebook friend. (SOURCE)” Amanda Todd was a victim of bullying. Bullying is viewed by most people as a grievous problem. It can cause several mental health …show more content…
(SOURCE)” An act of bullying can be either physical, verbal, psychological, or any combination of these three. Bullying is most commonly brought to attention in high schools, but it most always begins long before. Bullying can begin in elementary schools, especially in schools that allow their older students to mingle with the younger students. Often times, older students will use their age as a factor when bullying younger students. In middle or high school settings, it is more common for the “popular crowd” to determine which students are the primary victims. Many people believe that bullying is a problem that is restricted to school-age children only, when in fact, roughly twenty-five percent of companies reported workplace bullying in the last year

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