What We All Learn from Amanda Todd, If We Listen


It’s a story we’ve heard plenty of time before; a young person is persecuted, abused and tromented by his or her peers until the pain and suffering becomes too great and they take their own life. Amanda Todd’s story, now known to just about everyone in this country and indeed around the world, shares all of these unfortunate plot points. However, what’s truly remarkable about the Amanda Todd story is just how many ways in which the situation and events were patently wrong. To trace the path of Amanda Todd, leading well past the moment of her suicide, is to encapsulate what is truly going disgustingly wrong with our culture.

But, how many of us are really listening?
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