Anonymous names man they say drove Amanda Todd to suicide

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

In September this year, a Canadian teenager called Amanda Todd posted a video on YouTube describing how she had been the victim of bullying.

15-year-old Amanda, from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, described – with the aid of a series of flashcards – the horrific treatment she had received at the hands of bullies in her video entitled “My Story: Struggling, bullying, suicide and self harm”.

Amanda was bullied viciously on Facebook where her schoolmates were invited to join a page which included topless photographs of her, causing Amanda to suffer from anxiety and depression.

Despite her family moving house and her changing schools, the bullying continued and Amanda fell into drug-taking and alcohol.

After a violent encounter with another girl, Amanda drank bleach and attempted to kill herself.

“It killed me inside and I thought I actually was going to die.”

Amanda admitted in the video that she had deliberately cut herself, and ends the…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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