Amanda stands up to her predator with her ‘WORDS’

Sextortion of Amanda Todd – http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2013-2014/the-sextortion-of-amanda-todd 

Stalking Amanda Todd: The man in the shadows (Part 2) – http://amandatoddlegacy.org/fifth-estate-stalking-amanda-todd-the-man-in-the-shadows

I just watched the second Fifth Estate documentary and just cried.  The tears were for missing Amanda.  They were also for seeing the pain she endured during the time he was tormenting her.  I so wish that she would have come to me for help in dealing with this horrible person.  When I watch these documentaries, I can only ponder and try not to cry.

To know that the online stalker (who now sites in a Dutch jail) was responsible for not only tormenting her but leading her to some of the behaviours that she would later regret and ultimately take her own life with.  That the predator would be the one that would start the torment that Amanda’s peers (not her friends) would start and continue up until her death.

I sit and think, did this really happen to not only Amanda but our family?  We have parents without a daughter. We have a brother without a sister.  We have a BFF without someone to confide late night secrets to.

I hope that all the young people who knew Amanda and were responsible for victimizing watch this and have some deep thoughts about how they treat people today. Many are at the age where they have either graduated last year or are graduating this year. Remember that Amanda will never get to wear the grad dress she dreamed of or going to the prom she talked about since her brother graduated grade 12.  

During the 3 weeks between when she got out of the hospital for the last time and her death, Amanda ventured to the mall.  She and a friend went into a store to try on dresses.  She said that this was the kind of dress she wanted for her grade 12 graduation.  Ironically, it is purple.  Happy Graduation Princess where you are now!!  (Boy can life suck)

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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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2 Responses to Amanda stands up to her predator with her ‘WORDS’

  1. merle48 says:

    I suppose this horrible feeling you have will reappear from time to time, especially when these special events come around. Without the love you feel, there could be no other strong emotions whether positive or negative. Better to feel than to be like a stone. Remember her spirit surrounds you.

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  2. Tristan says:

    I have often wondered how those now young adults feel about their actions from back then. I am sure that those who are guilty, know damn well that they are guilty and it makes me wonder how in the hell they can live with themselves. Makes me wonder when they have children of their own which will probably happen with the next 10 years or so,,, how they might feel about what they put her through back then. And then to see their own kids grow and go through the school system and I’m sure they’ll hope to god that what they put Amanda through will never happen to their own kids. I’m a firm believer in what you put into this world you get back. What goes up, must come down. I would never wish it upon anyone (even those guilty and responsible for the damages they’ve caused Amanda). But Karma can and will bite them in the ass one day.. Someway, somehow. They will live to regret their actions.

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