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News in Review - September 2015 Cyber-Shaming: Retribution in a Virtual World

In the age of social media, public shaming is making a comeback. Hundreds of years ago, townsfolk would put members of their society who violated the law or moral code into public stocks or pillories to humiliate them. Today, society attacks online, in virtual anonymity, with little fear of recrimination. And there is little the victims can do about it. ...
  • 2015
  • 00:16:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2015

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The Fifth Estate The Sextortion of Amanda Todd

A year after her death, most people remember Amanda Todd from her YouTube video, holding up handwritten pages describing how one mistake in front of a webcam led to her torment by bullies at school and online. But beyond that viral video, The Fifth Estate reveals a more complex and disturbing story about what happened to the B.C. teenager driven to suicide ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/12/2014

News in Review - December 2012 Learning from the Death of Amanda Todd

Amanda Todd’s suicide on October 10, 2012 set off a national debate. Not only because it was another tragic case of a life cut short as a result of cruel and vicious bullying, but also because before her suicide Todd had posted a nine-minute YouTube video in which she used a series of flash cards to tell her experience of ...
  • 2012
  • 00:14:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2012

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