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    Exclamation Bullied girl leaves "chilling" video . . .




    Bullied girl leaves "chilling" video . . .


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    (CNN) -- Her YouTube video started out innocently enough. The Canadian teen, her face obscured from the camera, held a stack of cards each filled with messages in black marker.

    "I've decided to tell you about my never ending story," the card in Amanda Todd's hands read.

    At this point the viewer may have no idea that they are about to be led on the most agonizing journey, one that pushed the premier of British Columbia to issue a stern warning against bullying, a journey that has birthed a Facebook page with thousands of people commenting and many offering condolences.

    In the soundless, black and white video, the teen showed one card after another. Each card painfully sinking the viewer deeper into the anguish too many teens have experienced.

    "In 7th grade I would go with friends on webcam," the card in the teen's hand read.

    Are depressed kids bully magnets?



    The next few cards reveal that the teen began to get attention on the Internet from people that she did not know. People who told her she was beautiful, stunning, perfect.

    "They wanted me to flash. So I did one year later," the cards said.

    The teen then got a message on Facebook from a stranger who said she needed to show more of herself or he would publish the topless pictures he had taken of her.

    "He knew my address, school, relatives, friends, family, names ..."


    On Christmas break, the police came to her home to tell her that photos of her were sent to "everyone."

    She pushed the next card very close to the camera.

    "I then got really sick anxiety major depression and panic disorder. I then moved and got into alcohol and drugs."

    She says she struggled with anxiety, rarely went out for a year. And then the same man appeared again with a Facebook page that displayed her topless as his profile picture.

    "Cried every night, lost all my friends and respect people had for me ... again ..."

    She was teased and felt as if she could never erase that photo. She started cutting, a form of self-injuring act that psychologists say is an impulse-control behavior that sometimes accompanies a variety of mental illnesses. NO, like everything else in this story, someone was screaming for ATTENTION.

    At school, she ate lunch alone until she moved to another new school.

    "Everything was better even though I sat still alone," the next card read. "After a month later I started talking to an old guy friend."

    She thought the guy liked her even though she knew he had a girlfriend. One day he asked her to come over because his girlfriend was on vacation.

    "So I did ... huge mistake ... I thought he liked me," she held the cards in one shaky hand now, using the other to brush under her eye as if wiping away a tear.

    A week later the guy's girlfriend showed up at her school with a posse of 15 others. A crowd gathered. The girlfriend berated her screaming that nobody liked her.

    "A guy than (sic) yelled just punch her already ..."

    She was punched. Thrown on the ground.

    "I felt like a joke in this world I thought nobody deserves this," the next card reads. "Teachers ran over but I just went and layed in a ditch and my dad found me."

    When she got home she drank bleach. Hey look at me guys, I'm drinking bleach.

    "It killed me inside and I thought I actually was going to die."


    In a wired world, children unable to escape cyberbullying

    She was rushed to a hospital to flush the chemical out of her.

    She put the next card almost flush with camera so that the viewer can no longer see her and only sees "After I got home all I saw on Facebook- She deserved it and did you wash the mud out of your hair? I hope she is dead."

    She moved in with her mother in another city, to another school. But her past followed her.

    "6 months has gone by ... people are pasting pics of bleach, clorex (sic) and ditches ... Everyday I think why am I still here,"
    Her struggles with anxiety and cutting had gotten worse and even despite counseling and antidepressants she still was rushed to hospital again after an overdose.

    The last cards say simply: "I have nobody. I need someone. My name is Amanda Todd."

    The video has garnered the attention of many including the premier of British Columbia, Christy Clark.

    "No one deserves to be bullied. No one earns it. (Bull shit) No one asks for it. It is not a rite of passage. Bullying has to stop. Every child has to feel safe at school," Clark said in a You Tube video posted Thursday.

    One day earlier, Amanda Todd's body was found in her home, police in the Vancouver-area city of Coquitlam said. She took her own life.

    Amanda was 15.


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    Maybe if I bump this thread every hour on the hour between now and Christmas it will warrant a comment.

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    OKay, I'll leave my comments on this.

    And yes, it will be a topic on the show today.

    We are giving kids excuses to act out and be fucking nuts - by telling them that in order for them to get away with acting bat shit crazy is to say they have been or are being bullied. I'm tired of adult's reactions to all this stuff. We are teaching our kids to be soft. People think by making a big issue out of it that bullies are going to stop being bullies. That is not the case. A bully is going to continue to do it whether you like it or not, so why not give kids some skills to handle it when it happens? I'm not saying all kids who get bothered by bullying are pussies, but most kids who are bothered by bullies are . . . well, pussies.

    Kids are killing themselves all over the place because of bullying all of a sudden. Why do you think that is? Because we are sheltering and coddling our kids and we are doing them a disservice by not giving them the skills it will take to make it in this dark, shitty Earth we're on. There's not any tough love any more, and in my opinion, if we don't start doling out some tough love, our kids are never going to know how to deal with reality.

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    Kids are truly sick mentally lately.

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    This story seems to be less about bullying than about a parent's failure to handle this girl's obvious mental illness. But some of the shit people did to her was pretty shitty.
    "I'm gonna slide it in, right to the top."

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    kramer, becareful, I gave my thoughts on this from fridays dump, Im disgusted by the whole story

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    and that makes me fucking cold and I got negative rep for giving my opinion

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    Im sorry but at 15, if someone slept with my boyfriend, I'd probably say some hurtful words as well. get over it. dont be slutty

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    There will always be needy young women who are willing to fuck someone else's guy. And there will always be crazy bitches who gather a posse and whoop her ass.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Poopsy View Post
    This story seems to be less about bullying than about a parent's failure to handle this girl's obvious mental illness.
    As long as there are dysfunctional parents there will be needy kids with no boundaries.

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