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Amanda Todd’s Mother to Speak on Cyber Defence

November 17, 2013 10:04 AM | News

Amanda Todd

Amanda Todd appearing in a YouTube video before her death. (SCREENSHOT)

The mother of a B.C. teen who committed suicide after being blackmailed, bullied and physically assaulted, will speak to students at Sisler High School on November 19.

Amanda Todd took her own life on October 10, 2012 at the age of 15. Before her death, she posted a silent YouTube video with a series of flash cards telling of her experience.

Carol Todd will appear as part of a mental health awareness presentation bringing online threats to the forefront. The event coincides with Bullying Awareness Week, running November 17-23 throughout Manitoba.

Todd is in Winnipeg to be honoured with the Rosalind Prober Award for Advocacy at the Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada awards luncheon. The parents of Rehtaeh Parsons are also being honoured with the award.

Tuesday’s event will also be live streamed, targeting students 11-14 years of age.