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The world has an impact. You have an impact.

Over the weekend it was announced that a 35 year old man from The Netherlands was arrested in connection with the death of Amanda Todd, who took her own life by suicide, here in Canada.
 
This is a step in the right direction in the fight against cyber bullying. It is also thought he may be linking to other cases around the world.
 
Amanda Todd, was the young girl who posted her story in a series of flashcards on YouTube. 


She lived in British Columbia, was a student just like you and I. She was 15. Her life cut way too short by bullies, brought into her home by the power of the internet. 

This is a call to action. A call to realize. We must realize that the words, that actions, the things we say and do have an impact. Someone is always listening. Something you may find funny, maybe hurtful and traumatizing to someone else. You don’t know the path they’ve walked, the story they tell or what they’ve gone through. 

It affects the entire world. Not just those in our back yard, but those across the globe too. It’s time to stand up, stand up for one another. The bullying must stop. It doesn’t matter what age you are, what gender, what you background is. We need to work together. 

If you or someone you know is being bullied here are some resources that can help:
Kids Help Phone - 1-800-668-6868 (Canada wide) 
Good2Talk - 1-866-925-5454 (Ontario post-secondary students) 
Youth Against Violence Line - 1-800- 680-4264
Cypertip.ca - Report online cyber bullying 
NeedHelpNow.ca - Help for people effected by cyber bullying 
A friend, teacher, an activity leader, a parent or guardian.