The Laws and Amanda Todd

10 Facts about cyber-bullying and the law

  • 1 in 4 teenagers have experienced or witnessed cyber bullying
  • Victims are 75% more likely to commit suicide than non cyber bullying victims
  • Every state in the US has at least a law on Cyber Bullying
  • 35% of high school students in the US have reported trying to hurt or take their own lives
  • There is a high school student that takes their own life every 13 minutes
  • Men are 4 times more likely to commit suicide than women
  • If you cyber bully someone and they commit suicide, you will be charged with involuntary man slaughter
  • In the world there is a death by suicide every 40 seconds.
  • 41,149 high school students committed suicide last year
  • LGBT are at the highest risk of suicide among teens
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Amanda Todd

  • Amanda Todd was born in 1996 in British Columbia Canada.
  • She was a happy, social person for most of her life until....
  • She met an anonymous person on Facebook who lured her to show herself topless.
  • A year later the same person sent the picture of her topless to all her friends and it went viral.
  • She was bullied and teased to the point of having to move to a different school.
  • Her reputation was ruined, she had no friends, she was beat up by some classmates.
  • She drank bleach but she was saved by doctors
  • On October 10, 2012, Amanda Todd took her own life in her home.
My story: Struggling, bullying, suicide, self harm

Things you can do to protect yourself

  • Don't talk to people you don't know
  • Make you social media accounts private
  • Don't be mean to other people.
  • Don't post or say any thing that will offend someone racially, religiously or sexually