Online hackers are taking action towards justice for Deaths Attributed to Cyber Bullying.
Are these hackers to be commended, or reviled?
The excerpt from the report that follows is part of the heartrending story of a British Columbia teen suicide.
It is my understanding that Amanda Todd took her own life on October 10, 2012 following more than a year of torment online that led her to anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, ultimately to her death.
Amanda Todd was 15 years old.
The hackers of an activist group calling themselves ‘Anonymous’ named an individual online that this group is allegedly stating as Amanda Todd’s tormentor.
This news item was posted at the CBC News online site on October 15, 2012 6:01 PM PT, and updated on October 16, 2012 11:44 AM PT. This post includes a video of the news report.
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Deaths Attributed to Cyber Bullying
“Amanda Todd’s alleged tormentor named by hacker group”
“The tragic story of B.C. teen suicide victim Amanda Todd has taken another bizarre twist as the internet hacking and activist group Anonymous has named a man the group says was the girl’s primary tormentor.”
“Todd, 15, …” “… died last Wednesday, a month after posting a haunting video on YouTube that cited the sexualized attack that set her down a path of anxiety, depression and drug and alcohol abuse.”
“During her nine-minute video, the teen explains in handwritten notes that she was in Grade 7 when she was lured by an unidentified male to …”
“She says that a year later, she received a message from a man on Facebook threatening that if she didn’t give him a show, he would send the webcam picture to her friends and family. She says police later told her the man followed through with his threat.”
“Anonymous published the name and address of a Vancouver-area man that the group claims was bullying and preying on Todd via the internet.”
Here is the video of the news report. (We apologize for the commercial that precedes the video.)
You can see the full report and video online at CBC News, Vancouver, British Columbia.
“A spokesman told CBC News Monday that police are aware of the social media speculation about Todd’s alleged tormentor, but would not comment further.”
“A national child anti-exploitation group, cybertip.ca, says it received a tip almost a year ago about Todd.”
“A concerned citizen contacted the organization last November to report that images of Todd were being circulated online, said spokeswoman Signy Arnason.”
“”We did receive one report, and that was passed along to law enforcement as well as child welfare,” Arnason said Monday. “It was not a report from her, but it was a report from a concerned citizen.””
“The kind of sexual exploitation described by Todd is part of a seedy cyber-underworld that targets young girls and it is not bullying, but a vicious crime that should be pursued even after her death, say child advocates.”
“”Threats are a very common tactic utilized by individuals in their attempts to extort more information off of the kids,” said Arnason …”
Deaths Attributed to Cyber Bullying has got to stop. All cyber bullying has to stop. This story is horrific; it is so unimaginable, but it is the reality for many teens being bullied in person and especially online.
Each of us individually and collectively must be a part of those activities that will stop cyber bullying.
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