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Beyond Sad

Another teenager commits suicide because of unrelenting bullying. I'm beyond sad and angry right now...i didn't know this girl, but she was on my neice's cheering team....she posted a youtube video about how she was feeling...the tears were flowing as i watched it. She was pursued from town to town, city to city...................i just want to ask these bullies if they are proud of their accomplishment, i want to ask them if they feel better now that she's gone.........
I was bullied myself in school...never to this degree, but those memories never, ever go away..

R.I.P Amanda - may all your dreams and wishes come true for you now...i am personally so sorry you felt this was what you had to do ((hugs))
prettyinpink prettyinpink 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 12, 2012

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Is that what they did? Followed her from town to town? That's awful. To me those bullies who got her to commit suicides are killers.

This story was sad because nobody knew she was hurting inside because she did not want to tell anybody about it. I was like Amanda Todd because I didn't want to tell my parents what is going on because I don't think they would believe me. These bullies that bully outside of the Internet and on the Internet just love to see people suffer when they are making that person suffer with what they are saying to them. They love the power to destroy people and they love to see people suffer and I would say they are sick in the head too. if they love to see people suffer. They are demented people that enjoys destroying people's lives and they would probably careless, if you.killed yourself over what they did to you because they have no love in their life. Misery loves company. Pray for those who hate you, give your enemies some to drink, give your enemies something to eat abd forgive your enemies too. If you are thinking about killing yourself then please get help and not kill yourself because those bullies are not worth it.

It's been in the news lately, I know. The issue was discussed at length in the House of Commons in Ottawa too, so hopefully something with some teeth will come out of that. As a father of an 8-year-old, I want to protect my daughter from threats and harassment from her peers when she gets older, but am worried my efforts won't be enough to prepare her.

I lived in Victoria when Reena Virk was killed in '97 by her classmates -- another case of bullying that went way too far -- and it shook the whole community. I was bullied in school too. It's something I wouldn't wish on anyone. I don't know what the world's come to, that kids and young adults are so relentless. Social media hasn't done them any favours as far as bullying is concerned either.

If anything, at least it's being discussed publicly a lot more, and there are campaigns and hot-lines out there to help with bullying. I would like to believe that lots of children are using these, but none of it feels like it's working when there's news of another suicide.