Amanda Todd was a young 15 year old who desired to be noticed. Her online presence caused her much anguish after a Dutch national, Aydin Coban, convinced her to show her breasts and then used this one event to intimidate, shame and extort her. Though she received lots of support from mental health professionals, counselling, and her mother, she committed suicide October 10, 2012.
Sextortion affects young men, too...
This song spoke to me from the heart of Amanda Todd. Do we really understand why? Maybe this is why?
A mother's memory...
The Mayo Clinic has information that educators need to know about teen suicide. Be informed, be aware, be prepared.
Amanda Todd's mother, Carol, speaks about the trolls, memes, and other negative behaviours that follow her daughter's death as opportunities to raise awareness about suicide and mental health. She, also, sees teaching moments in discussing jokes and nonchalant speech about suicide with the children in our lives.
World Mental Health Day - October 10
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