BIOGRAPHYhttp://rabble.ca/sites/rabble/files/node-images/slide_256422_1632642_free-1.jpegAmanda Todd was born on 27 November,1996in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.She died on 10 October 2012.She was a Canadian student who became avictim of cyber mobbing.She changed school, injured herself and madea suicide attempt which failed.When she was 15 years old, she committedsuicide.Before she put an end to her life, she releaseda video about her story,without any spoken words but withshowing flashcards with handwritten notes.
SUICIDEhttp://p4.focus.de/img/gen/B/G/HBBGz1fd_Pxgen_r_300xA.jpgOn 7th September, Amanda Todd released a video, in which she referredto these handwritten flashcards. First she had visited video chats to meetsome new people. A complete stranger had persuaded her to bare theupper part of her body. Her counterpart recorded a video and later, hebegan to blackmail her. He claimed more acts by Amanda andthreatened to release the video. Later, the police informed Amanda, thather video circulated in cyberspace. Due to the social problems, Amandaand her family moved to another city. About one year later, a fakeFacebook profile was constructed, which showed the manufacturedphoto. Besides, her classmates were invited to view this profile. As aconsequence, Amanda changed the school a second time. There shewas attacked, insulted , sworn at, beaten up, made responsible herselfby girls with their boyfriends. After all these horrible experiences, Amandamade a first suicide attempt. Due to timely medical measure, shesurvived. When Amanda was dismissed from hospital, the family movedto another city, again. But the bullying in the social networks went on.Amanda´s mental condition declined each along, in spite the revenuefrom antidepressants. She became addicted to a self-harming behaviour.On 10th October 2012 she committed suicide.
REACTION BYANONYMOUSAfter Amanda Todd had died the hacker groupAnonymous announced that they had to find theblackmailer and then, they published thename, address and a photo of a man from BritishColumbia. After the high attention aroused by mediathis man was insulted, harassed and ,threatened todeath by online-users. In an interview with CBCnews, the man admitted that he had chattetd withTodd, but he denied all involvement. The CanadianPolice were warning about too fast conclusions andsuspicions. A few days later, it was found out thatthe one indicated by Anonymous was not theblackmailer and also the address which had beenpublished had no connection to the case.http://www.digitaltrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Anonymous-Amanda-Todd.jpg
After Amanda´s death, the police and Canadian agents had arranged an e-mailaddress. People could sent the police all information about the case to this address,e.g. about the reason, why Amada had committed suicide and why the photo wasreleased. Within 24 hours 400 mails with details were sent.POLICE DETECTIONhttp://cdn1.spiegel.de/images/image-167910-panoV9-ifql.jpg
In 2012 the Canadian songwriter Elise Estrada released the single Wonder Woman whichwas dedicated to Amanda Todd. Two versions of a music video were also filmed. One ofthese versions used the stylistic means of handwritten notes on which you can see thesong lyrics. The other version comprised not only the music but also short video clips andphotos of Amanda Todd as well as photos of persons from all over the world who held aflashard that says "Just Like Wonder Woman" towards the camera.MUSICALDEDICATIONhttp://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/546862_10151157333503145_1217940061_n.jpg
There is much excitement and outrage in social networks sinceAmanda Todd committed suicide after years of being the victim offatal cyber bullying. Police are highly motivated and eager to findthe man who had widely spread nude pictures of Amanda on theinternet, an action which had ultimately led to the teenager´ssuicide. The case has clearly shown the fact that in times ofFacebook, Twitter and the Internet one person can makesomeone else´s life a real hell. Amanda Todds suicide quicklygained world-wide media attention, particularly through thesharing and dissemination of Amanda´s videos. Within a week ofpublication, it was viewed 1.6 million times. On 19 October 2012commemorations in memory of Amanda Todd were held, therewere also minutes of silence at many locations, especially inschools. In various speeches personalities such as MagicJohnson, Demi Lovato and the Premier of British Columbia,Christy Clark, reminded of this tragic incident.MEDIA REACTIONhttp://www.welt.de/img/vermischtes/crop110103690/9780712889-ci3x2l-w580-aoriginal-h386-l0/US-CANADA-BULLYING-TODD.jpg
AMANDA TODDTRUSTIn November 2012 Amandas mother founded the Amanda Todd Trust..It stands for support, advice and help for young people with mental healthproblems.http://www.kushalayoga.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/photo-2-275x366.jpg