PayItForward – #SayItWithSnowflakes – 12/23/14

Merry Christmas early.  It was another interesting day before Christmas Eve.  Traffic was horrible. The trains crossing major roads were slow.  Drivers were temperamental if traffic was slow.  Lots of accidents out there.

I tried to find a tape dispenser to make wrapping presents easier.  Went to 5 stores.  Nothing.  Then ended up at the dollar store and found one for only $3.50.  Not bad considering that I would have paid a lot more in a stationary store.  Put tape in it.  It worked.  So happy.  As Neil Pasricha would say ‘Awesome’.


Early this afternoon, I got a ping on my email.  It was from CTV in Toronto – CP24 with news that there were 2 cases of sexual exploitation and online extortion coming out of Australia.  One of the targeted victims was an 8 year old girl from the Toronto area.  This fellow had found the girl on a social media site and befriended her.  He is now charged with (I believe) 17 charges.  CP24 – Toronto’s Breaking News  I was asked if I could share some comments via a phone interview.  It was interesting.  One of the questions was – Have I felt that Amanda’s story has made an impact or change?   I would have to say yes as also Stephanie Morgan stated in the Fifth Estate.  Law enforcement looks more closely and carefully now at cases that come up.  Amanda’s story has made sure that of that.   Also in the past month, there have been numerous investigations and people charged with online luring, child pornography

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The night ended with a PIF.  Rob and I went out to get a bite to eat after more Christmas shopping.  When we arrived, the local eatery gave us complimentary grape juice for being regular customers.  While sitting and chatting, we noticed a young couple engaged in conversation and enjoying some beverages.  We decided to pay for their beverages before leaving.  We only hope that they will PIF to someone else in the coming days and/or share the story.


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.
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2 Responses to PayItForward – #SayItWithSnowflakes – 12/23/14

  1. la Punisher says:

    One small step starting at home packs a tremendous punch
    Wishing you a joyous noel and a real great New Year…. You have carried a very heavy cross along that hard road BUT accomplished much along the way ~ The best to you and yours


  2. merle48 says:

    I have learned a lot the past two years about child exploitation and cyberbullying as well as face to face bullying. I thank you and Amanda mostly for that. It’s disheartening, yet knowledge should result in growth. You’ve positively impacted more lives then you could ever know!


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