This is the story of Amanda Todd who was cyber bullied. It is not an isolated story and that’s the problem. In the age of technology people can hide behind keyboards and become the most disgusting “people” and say the most disgusting things. These cowards hide behind keywords with fake names. There is no accountability. What we can do is bring awareness to kids because there are too many Amanda Todd cases.
Please be in touch with your kids’ online lives. Have conversations with kids about this topic so we can arm them against these bullies and that they can be comfortable in coming to us if it happens to them. Let’s be more vigilant and call out the keyboard cowards. As adults we also encounter these trolls..
Watch Amanda’s video “My story: Struggling, bullying, suicide, self harm” that she made not long before killing herself here : https://youtu.be/vOHXGNx-E7E
You can read the full story here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_of_Amanda_Todd