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
- 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