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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
After the death of Amanda Todd, how can we combat cyber bullying? [QUICK NOTE]
As explained by examiner.com, Todd posted a nine-minute video on YouTube explaining how she exposed her breasts on a webcam to an unidentified man who then threatened to share the photos with her family and friends.
To deal with her depression and anxiety, she explained that she turned to drugs and alcohol before ending the video with "I have nobody. I need someone."
Although her mother had sent her to see a therapist, just last week she committed suicide, which caused an uproar among local citizens and social media users across the globe. Even as I type this, there are new developments and updates on the need to combat cyber bullying.
Bullying has taken a new form with the likes of Twitter and Facebook. It's now easier to attack and cause embarrassment to someone, especially when it's pretty much a public platform.
Victims have no choice but to suffer in silence.
At the other end of the spectrum, there are those who use social media for a Good cause, often offering a support group system.
Since I'm not an expert in this, let's have a conversation about this.
How can we combat bullying and cyber bullying? How can we play an active role to help those in need before it's too late?
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