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Amanda Todd Suicide - FULL ORIGINAL VIDEO

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/AmandaToddRIPFramba?ref=hl This is a very sad story of a girl who made one big mistake, and an even bigger one by taki...
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Catherine Brown's comment, January 30, 2013 1:29 PM
Suicide is never the answer to any of your problems, no matter how hard you are struggling. Amanda should have consulted her parents or another adult she trusted immediately, if she was feeling suicidal. I don't think people commit suicide often but it's definitly not rare. I don't think Amanda's parents were too terribly shocked because prior to her death, she had already attempted suicide. Amanda had drank some bleach and was rushed to the hospital. I think the public was utterly disgusted that this innocent teenager had been bullied to the point where she no longer wanted to live. I think Amanda wrote her story on notecards because she didn't want to be seen or bullied to an even further extent. If Amanda Todd was still alive, I would tell her to stay strong and tell her parents how she was feeling. At the time, it might have been something Amanda didn't want to share, but in the end this action could have saved her life.
Elizabeth Amelia Bunker's comment, January 31, 2013 8:07 PM
I totally agree with most of the things that you said! However, I disagree with you calling her innocent, because after all she did make the decision to flash herself. I really do agree, though, with your last point about telling her parents what happened, and how that might have saved her life. YOu made some very good points, and alot of them I didn't even think about!
Elizabeth Amelia Bunker's comment, January 31, 2013 8:07 PM
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For Bullied Bus Monitor, Karen Klein, Donations to Take Hurt Away

For Bullied Bus Monitor, Karen Klein, Donations to Take Hurt Away | Amelia looks into bullying | Scoop.it
An online fund-raising drive for a 68-year-old Rochester woman who was brutally taunted by a group of 12- and 13-year-old boys has proved hugely successful.
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Ella Thomason's curator insight, January 24, 2013 11:22 PM

In my opinion, these boys did this because they thought that they would become popular, and they would gain attention. i think that the seventh grade boys posted this to be funny. This action was a mistake! If they thought that there was any humor in this, they were just plain desprite for attention. There is nothing funny about this. The boys probably didn't have an inspiration to this horrible act. My response to this is NOT laughter. My response is anger and sadness. 

Carter Griffin's comment, January 25, 2013 7:51 AM
I believe that these boys bullied this woman to amuse their peers and gain popularity among their friends. I think they probably uploaded the video to YouTube for the same reason. They thought they would be famous for bullying this woman, and they are, but not in a good way. These kids should be ashamed for what they did. This is just plain cruel.
TrippVaughn's curator insight, January 28, 2013 8:00 PM

     I think the boys were insecure and wanted to become popular. They probably were insecure about their weight, the amount they sweat, and their hearing. They also thought that doing this would make them popular and cool. 

 

     They posted the video on youtube because the boys probably thought that doing this would make them cool and popular. If they spread the word about it the boys thought that it would make them more popular.

 

     The boys'motivation was to feel better about themselves and to gain attention by becoming popular.

 

     This article horrified and sickened me while it brightened my day at the end. it is just shocking that anybody would do such a crime, especially to a grammother. The way Max Sidorov responded is just amazing. he raised massive amounts of money for Mrs. Klein. Finnaly, raising money for Max Sidorov is a great idea. Giving kindness back to the giver is the best way to respond to anything like this.

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Targeted by bullies, teen hangs himself in schoolyard

Targeted by bullies, teen hangs himself in schoolyard | Amelia looks into bullying | Scoop.it
Targeted by bullies, teen hangs himself in schoolyard (RT @colbymelvin: Targeted by bullies, teen hangs himself in schoolyard http://t.co/y0I2TfXR)

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Elizabeth Amelia Bunker's comment, January 30, 2013 3:11 PM
Bullies target people that are diverse from others because they reject the fact that these people are not like them. They think that bullying someone who is homosexual or believe in different religions is acceptable, because they think that it is wrong to be the way they are, and it was their choice. Victims let bullies get to them because they have heard the mean words that the bullies say so many times that they start believing it themselves. Most humans naturally want people to like them. The targets of bullies might not be able to stand all the harsh words and actions, and think that the only solution is suicide. I think that some bullies know exactly what they are doing , but some might not know that what they are saying is effecting their target so much. Some probably have a feeling like what they are doing is hurting their victim, but try to pretend like it's not, and try not to think about it. I think a way to raise awareness about bullying is to expose kids to all types of bullying, because alot of times they don't know that what they are doing is bullying. Also, I think kids should learn about bullying at a young age instead of waiting into middle school and high school years, that way they would not have already grown a habit by the time they learn about it.
Elizabeth Amelia Bunker's comment, January 30, 2013 3:17 PM
* Most people naturally want people to like them, so when the victims hear things like " nobody likes you" or " we hate you" it greatly hurts their self-confidence.
Catherine Brown's comment, January 30, 2013 6:18 PM
I think your response is perfect. As I was reading your answers, I was thinking to myself that is what I would've said. I completely agree that we need to teach kids about bullying as early in their lives as possible. As we all know, it is easier to learn something the younger you are. As you said, children most likely already picked up the bullying habit before anyone ever tried to stop them.
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1:1000: baby, let's play house

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Addy Hricik's comment, January 24, 2013 2:16 PM
The narrator isn't rude for not signing the card, but the narrator not signing the card shows that Billy hurt her feelings enough for her not to sign the card. It also tells you that she felt no sympathy for those who had shown none for her. I would sign the card because I would feel bad about for him losing his mother. But, a card couldn’t save his cruel personality, only he could change that. It sounds like a very realistic story because children are insensitive towards others who are obese, and often feel as if they should be bullied.
Carlin Weinberg's curator insight, January 24, 2013 4:47 PM

This story seems realistic, yet not. It is realistic beacuse of the actions of the kids. For instance, you might not sign the card if you hate someone. It is not realistic because I don't think kids would play with dead birds.

Jake Jamison's curator insight, January 24, 2013 8:42 PM

The card is for your "deepest sympathies" for Billy and his family. Dorothy pauses for a minute because Billy had been so mean to her, and then doesn't put anything. I think I would of been the same as Dorothy because he had been so mean to her. I would think this is a true story. My reasoning is that here is your usual bullying. Billy calls her names and then Dorothy doesn't do anything. Then you have Dorothy who returns the bullying when she doesn't sign the card. I would think many victims of bullying would try to bully the bully back.