Though it’s slightly cruel, the woman in the video is at least trying.
So what’s been happening? Really, the answer is ‘Not much’.
There has been another case of online extortion leading to the death of a young man.
‘”This is something different and even more sinister than online or cyber bullying and I think it’s important that message gets out to young people and gets out to parents and gets out to teachers,” she said. ‘
I won’t give the name of the young man involved, because there’s a problem. Whereas I think that these incidents should be shouted from the rooftops, it has become evident that the parents or close family in the vast majority of these cases need time to grieve. Though they might want the subject to be publicised, they don’t want pictures of their child all over the media.
There have been a very small number of teen suicides that have reached the news. However, they produce another conundrum. Although there has been a clamour for more mental health spending. more care, more advice, most of the young people involved gave not the slightest clue that they were under any stress.
‘The inquest heard how the teenager had a healthy social life at school, although ran into difficulty with friends in the months before her death.’
‘”He had no previous history of depression or suicidal thoughts. He had a keen interest in American rap music, in particular the darker side of American rap music, with lyrics relating to suicide and death.’
This is what makes it so difficult. Young people will commit suicide out of the blue, there is no established path to suicide.
I also keep an eye out for Amanda Todd news.
Carol Todd has fallen into the trap of becoming part of a branding exercise. It’s shameful to see the amount of people exploiting a serious cause to make money. The classic example is Aunt Candie (currently offline). Basically this is how it goes:
Find a cause that is trendy (in this case bullying). Set up your own non-profit or charity, with yourself as CEO and several chums as employees. Produce some merchandise like bracelets and tee shirts. Go online and ask for donations. Simple as that.
I attended an Aunt Candie/Carol Todd webchat. It was peculiar. Badly presented, repeating the same old Snowflake garbage, but what was intriguing was this: the webchat had accompanying chat text (questions and comments from viewers) but every 10th comment was from one of the Aunt Candie marketing people with an advert.
Carol Todd is beginning to clutch at straws for attention. It’s interesting to note that her twitter is pretty empty now. She completely missed the Cybersmile Stop Cyberbullying Day, and obviously can’t be bothered to look for other information. It would appear that if it’s not about her or Amanda, it’s not worth mentioning.
There was the odd ‘missing memorial’ event. Apart from this memorial being a bit cheap, and just out by the garden path, nobody seemed to want to answer what, for me, is still an ongoing question: just where, exactly, is any decent memorial to Amanda?
After the missing memorial stirred up a strange amount of attention, Carol decided it was time to try to stir up another frenzy by announcing her horrible childhood (as mentioned in the previous post) but nothing happened.
Maybe she should get another media office other than Joanne Greenwood:
Oh – and just to underline what I said earlier, don’t forget to donate to Ms Greenwood.
‘BFZ – Bully Free Zone Canada encourages people to contribute in any way they can. Even if it’s only $1.00, every little bit is going to help! A $25 donation gets you one of our (stylish!) BFZ – Bully Free Zone Canada t-shirts.’
It’s also interesting to note that nobody ever sees the accounts for these organizations.