Amanda Todd’s mother speaks at anti-bullying forum in Calgary

Global News

CALGARY- There has been a lot written and said about how to deal with the problem of bullying, and while some advocate tougher measures and consequences for bullies, others believe the solutions lie in education and awareness.

One such group is the Canadian Safe School Network, which held a forum in Calgary on Monday. Several high-profile speakers were attendance, including the mother of a bullied teen who eventually took her own life.

Amanda Todd died in October 2012, after enduring two years of torment, which she described in a video a month before her death.

Her mother Carol Todd, told educators and students attending the forum that Amanda’s story and legacy is about making a “positive change.” She added it’s important that young people develop healthy relationships, based on respect, kindness and caring.

Her message seemed to resonate with many of the 100 students in attendance.

“It was really inspiring to…

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