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What Killed Amanda Todd? A Look at Cyberbullying and Teen Suicide

What Killed Amanda Todd? A Look at Cyberbullying and Teen Suicide | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
In the wake of Amanda Todd's tragic suicide, observers have begun assigning responsibility. Some say the Internet is to blame. Others blame Amanda's mental health issues. Who is right? What killed Amanda Todd?
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Cyberbullying only rarely the sole factor identified in teen suicides

Cyberbullying only rarely the sole factor identified in teen suicides | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Cyberbullying – the use of the Internet, phones or other technologies to repeatedly harass or mistreat peers – is often linked with teen suicide in media reports. However, new research presented on Saturday, Oct.  20, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, shows that the reality is more complex. Most teen suicide victims are bullied both online and in school, and many suicide victims also suffer from depression.

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