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Friday, 12 October 2012

Amanda Todd: Bullied Teen Commits Suicide

"Vancouver-area teenager, 15-year-old Amanda Todd, committed suicide Wednesday thanks to constant bullying from classmates, after she made a series of YouTube videos telling her story to the world using flash cards.

The first bullying occurred when a man contacted her on Facebook after she had flashed herself during a chat session with friends. The man would later threaten to send around the picture of her topless "if [she] don't put on a show."

Terrifyingly, the stranger knew everything about her: her address, school, friends, relatives, and the names of her family members. Soon, her naked photo had been forwarded 'to everyone.'"* Ana Kasparian and Steve Oh analyze what happened, and if anything can be done to prevent teen bullying deaths.

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