Amanda Todd, a 15-year-old Canadian high school student, took her own life this week, after suffering years of bullying. Her chilling YouTube video will give your students something to talk about.
If you search around for related videos on YouTube, you will quickly discover that Amanda Todd’s call for help was not unique. Bullied teens are sharing their stories online, and begging for their abusers to leave them alone. Storify offers an unique way to view how everyday people respond to a story like this in the news. Here is a Storify about Amanda Todd, featuring tweets and Facebook messages following the teen’s death. If your students are interested in talking more about this issue, you might also be interested in our ready-made Discussion Starters lesson plan on bullying.