Two Fridays in a row. Dr Phil and the Fifth Estate. The U.S. and then Canada. Sun in LA vs snow in Vancouver. Who would have thought? Not me. Not Amanda. Not our friends. Not anyone.
What is the impact? What is the message? We all know what we have learned in the past two years. We have learned about cyberabuse, cyberharassment, cybercrimes and now cyber extortion or even sextortion. Our vocabularies have developed over the past two years. We have become more knowledgeable and hopefully wiser. It is now necessary to share with our children what we have learned as adults.
After you read this, then SHARE. This is a documentary you won’t want to miss watching if you saw the first one that was done last November. (I can’t share anything about this follow-up documentary except that it is a real eye opener.) Some may say the negative. It’s all for attention. She is doing this for money. She just wants to be in the limelight. Hmm… give that head a shake with the little pea brain it it. Certain people who are reading this will know who this means.
And for those that know me and Amanda, this may be yet another emotional experience. The world has gotten to know my daughter and as I am getting more comfortable, I will share more stories and photos of her. It is time that Amanda is shared for the precious child she was. For all those years when she thought that the cut out bunny footprints that were out at Easter were really the Easter bunny leaving them behind. And when she left the cookies, milk and carrot sticks out for Santa and his reindeers until she was 10 years old. We have to make sure that they were the certain cookies that Santa liked. After all, he told her in the mall.
Amanda – being on TV was one of your lifelong dreams. You wanted to sing on the stage. You were almost there. On the afternoon of your death, we had scheduled your first singing lesson after over a year of not wanting to share your voice. You built your strength up again and you were ready to use your wings. Unfortunately, another appt got in the way and we postponed for a week. How I wish that we had been able to keep your scheduled voice lesson so that you could feel what it was like to sing again so freely. These images of you are so vibrant and lively. The video of you chasing ducks made me laugh and smile. This is the pond where your bench sits and I often see others sitting there looking at the same pond you loved but thought was icky at the same time.
The follow up to Amanda’s story will air this Friday, Dec 5th on CBC @ 9pm. You can watch the promo here: http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/ <For people out of Canada, it will be online shortly after it is aired. I will ask for that again.> (Hey ~ that’s mom’s top you’re wearing and it’s purple !!) http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2014-2015/stalking-amanda-todd-the-man-in-the-shadows
If you want to watch the first Sextortion documentary again, here is the link. http://amandatoddlegacy.org/fifth-estate-sextortion-of-amanda-todd/