August 6 – Why are we still losing our kids ….

I don’t get it.

Are the messages not getting out there?  What do we have to do to instill more sensibility?  Sensibility to the kids?  The parents?  The Internet Service Providers?  The Social Networks?  The government officials?

Why do kids/adults have the need and desire to be so hurtful?  And do it under the guise of anonymity which then leads them to be called internet trolls.  Another senseless death.  The young girl was only 14 years old.  She lived in the U.K.  Another family without their daughter.  Do the AH’s that harassed her feel remorse?  I sure hope so.  OMG …. the sadness this brings to me is unbelievable.  It both angers me and then saddens me.  The social media networks need to do something more than to keep boasting about how many users they have.  Governments need to do something more than just legislate laws.  It is time that all the top officials of each country get together to come up with solutions.

I posted a saying today “IF YOU AREN’T PART OF THE SOLUTION, THEN YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM”.

HOW MANY MORE KIDS ARE WE GOING TO LOSE!!!  

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/year+British+girl+found+hanged+after+online+abuse/8750870/story.html

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Now watch this video.  Interpretative Dance with a Bullying theme.  It is a great watch!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXnx9m17hm4

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About Carol Todd

Being the mother of Amanda Todd has lead me on this journey shortly after Amanda's death on October 10, 2012. Amanda's prolific You Tube video has been viewed over 33 million times. Through this video, there has been an increased awareness about cyberbullying, social media safety and mental health. www.amandatoddlegacy.org
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6 Responses to August 6 – Why are we still losing our kids ….

  1. Savetheworld says:

    All social media sites should be forced to follow laws and restrictions period!!

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  2. Savetheworld says:

    Omg I just saw this this is awful!!! This is so sad. How many more kids do we have to lose? I wonder how many we dont hear about. This anonymity issue needs to end people need to be held accountable for their actions we’ve reverted back to an uncivilized world very sad!!!!!

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  3. la Punisher says:

    Free internet speech is wonderful but when it comes down to committing murder online than that’s another thing all together, These kids know exactly what their doing and online murder is their game
    They need to be charged as criminals and locked up as such ( This is online terrorism )
    Sites like ask.fm need to be charged with aiding and abetting in murder
    We also need an Arab Spring to get rid of the useless pieces of crap that we thought could
    govern us but only showed us how stupid we were for putting them there…

    Hugz 2U

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  4. Gemma says:

    I was talking with my mum yesterday about bullying leading to suicide, as there was a suicide last week that they think was due to bullying, we’re similar ages, we live in the same city, our schools aren’t that far from each other, we have mutual friends. We were basically talking about how the bullies would feel if they found out that the person that they bullied, committed suicide because of them. I explained to my mum about Amanda, she knows her story as I’ve talked to her about it a couple of times, and I said about how some of the people who bullied her before her death are still making jokes about her, and it’s still shocking about how cruel some people can be. Mum was telling me about how some of the bullies will feel remorse for the rest of their life, that when they have kids they’ll be scared of it happening to them, but then the other bullies? they’ll make jokes, they’re disgusting and vile human beings.
    Sorry if it doesn’t make much sense, it’s quite upsetting and I’m reasonably pissed off about how truly nasty some people are.

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    • la Punisher says:

      To Gemma: It is wonderful that you can talk to your mother about the things that need talking about. also your posting makes good sense, Continue to fight for good and ‘Stay Strong’

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  5. Yes, I agree that it would be great (and helpful) if leaders and organizations could come together and find ways to find, catch and remove hateful images, words and actions. This is such an important topic – our kids need us! But it strikes me as trying to manage the symptoms instead of dealing with the cause.

    As human beings, our preeminent need is for attachment/connection/relationships. Our patterns for how we form these relationships with others and our beliefs about ourselves begins in infancy, in our homes – and it continues in our communities and our schools.

    In order to protect all children from a hurtful world, we have to admit that we can’t stop ALL the haters – but we CAN strengthen and support our children, make them more immune to the hating. I strongly believe we need to be more proactive and learn how to raise our children with a focus on and core understanding of attachment. Everyone who raises and/or works with children needs to understand attachment – this video is awesome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hymwvaZ9oKg

    Frankly, if there were only ONE THING that we could all do, I’d want every adult to figure out their own “baggage” and be able to parent/teach in ways that validate, value and support children to be themselves, not be who WE need them to be (in order to meet our psychological or emotional needs).

    That’s certainly not the easy answer – it would be so much easier to believe that some legislation or better rules would prevent this hurtful behaviour. It would help, I’m sure – even if only by raising awareness. I just don’t think the data has ever supported this as effective a solution as we need to save our children’s lives. We need more than the easy answers – we need to ask and discuss the hard, complex and frightening questions. Our kids need that…

    Carol, thank you for all you do – your passion and strength continually inspires me! Hugs!!

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