Why Are People So Cruel ?


The girl who made this video, Amanda Todd, 15, was found dead at her home in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada, on Wednesday. She was a victim of bullying. Both of the cyber and the physical kind. Authorities believe her death was due to suicide following a prolonged bullying campaign.

It is with an immense feeling of sadness that I repost her video here. Thanks to Chris Jordan on whose blog I first read about Amanda

This young lady was systematically degraded, isolated and physically assaulted. I cannot comprehend the mentality of the people who hounded her so mercilessly. One can only hope that they have now seen Amanda’s video and that it is a wakeup call for them and for any others out there that have embarked on a similar path, who may already have someone in their sights.

My concern is that there are some sick individuals who will see Amanda’s death as a positive outcome.

Amanda’s mum Carol said she wanted the video to warn others of the dangers of cyber bullying.
She told the Vancouver Sun: “Amanda was a very caring individual. She would help others who needed help.

“One of Amanda’s goals was to get her message out there and have it used as a learning tool for others.”

I just hope Amanda’s Mum is right.

8 thoughts on “Why Are People So Cruel ?

  1. I’m glad you posted this. I can’t explain the ungodly cruelty that some people impose on others. This isn’t the first time this has happened and I pray that it is the last, but knowing the nature of some folks, it probably won’t be the last.

    God Bless this child!!!
    SandyO

  2. It’s so awful. I feel so sorry for this poor girl. It makes me wonder about the kids who tormented her. Will they realize some day that they tortured a human being to death? Will they ever be healed? I met some of my school bullies that felt remorse later. Myself at that age would have wanted them to suffer that forever, but now I just want them to heal and teach their children how to be humans instead of monsters. This bullying phenomenon seems to get worse every year–I hope we find some way to make this stop some day.

    • Thanks for visiting. I fully agree with all you say. I witnessed my granddaughter going through similar situations and it is heartbreaking when you are so helpless. As a grandparent you feel that part of your role is to protect and the internet and phone texts take away that ability and leave children exposed and vulnerable 24/7.

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