Update on October 21, 2012
October 21, 2012 7:31am
I can't tell you how many times I have watched Amanda's video. It never gets easier to watch. I imagine her in her bedroom filming this with her laptop and I am reminded of my own daughter as she has recorded some YouTube videos of her own. What teenager these days hasn't done that? I mentioned this in a previous update and was berated by a commenter who stated that I should "win worst mother of the year" for comparing Amanda Todd to my own flesh and blood. I disagree with you, sir. Teenage girls are unique creatures and unless you've been one or raised one, you have no idea what you are talking about. Teenage girls are fragile, emotional and easily manipulated by outside stimuli. They are learning; everyone learns by making mistakes. It's how we grow as people. Obviously these are my opinions and you are entitled to yours.
***300,000*** people have taken a stand for what the believe in by joining this cause in Amanda's memory. If that doesn't say we want change, then I don't know what does!
Through a friend of Amanda Todd's family, I have been informed that the family is hoping we can ultimately reach a goal of 1 million signatures. I believe that this is a realistic possibility if we all keep Amanda Todd and her family in our hearts, prayers and shares! To date we have had 2,162,902 Face Book shares (WoW), 980 Tweets and over 7,000 comments!! Absolutely amazing! Thanks to you all!
Something that I feel I should have made more clear when I started this: I want to see that the pedophile who stalked, blackmailed, and tormented Amanda online be located and prosecuted by the law. This is not another teenager who made a mistake. This is an adult who is preying on children. I do not think that we should use vigilante justice and hang him from the nearest tree. He should go before a judge and jury of his peers and be sentenced like the criminal that he is. I know that there are many people out there that bullied her in life and now are doing so in death. While those people deserve to have some sort of repercussions, they were not the intended target of this petition.
Please continue to stop in and comment on our site but remember to keep your comments as respectful as possible. We all have different opinions but we cannot bully the bullies and if your comment does so it will not be posted on this site.
This cause has morphed beyond it's original sole purpose of petitioning the RCMP and has become a place for people to talk with each other about like ideas while maintaining an anti-bullying atmosphere. We all have differing opinions but we need to remain respectful of each other. The people that have joined this cause are generally really good people that want to bring about change and reform while realizing that they have to be the change they want to see in the world. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for joining this cause and for taking a stand against bullying!
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