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Bullied Teen's Death May Have Massive Legal Impact

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We were heartbroken to hear about the suicide of Amanda Todd, a teen who posted a video telling the story of her online sexual harassment and bullying.

And we aren't the only ones!

Sergeant Peter Thiessen of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police says the Mounties have been inundated with complaints of similar harassment. He says:

"We have received many calls directly from young women and teenagers from across Canada and the U.S. who were upset about what they were seeing.

They are upset about the Amanda Todd story and continued inappropriate postings and were all quite traumatized by that. They were looking for a way to help and to see if we are able to make it stop. They were very difficult discussions to have."

They are investigating the claims Amanda made on the video, but the law is still unclear about the nature of crimes such as online harassment.

Amanda's death and the subsequent outcry against the behavior that led to it are creating a burning debate about the law in Canadian Parliament.

We hope they can figure something out. The harmful acts described in the video cannot be allowed to continue.

And we don't want to lose any more Amanda Todds.

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