Her subsequent death, just one month after spreading her own anti-bullying message on YouTube, has been met with widespread heartbreak.
But since taking her own life last Wednesday, Amanda Todd has brought the subject of bullying, both online and in real-life, firmly back into the spotlight again.
So far her clip, which chronicles her struggles, has been viewed over 3,700,000 times.
Now her father, Norm, is speaking out for the first time to The Vancouver Sun.
“She was very courageous and I really love that she made that video,” said Norm.
“She told me why she made it — she wanted to send a message out so that it wouldn’t happen to someone else, so no one would have to go through what she went through. . . .
“She did that on her own and her message is being delivered now. It makes me happy that her voice is still alive and being heard.
“No matter how many haters there are out there, they can’t hurt her now and her message can keep on going strong. That gives me some peace.”
Norm, who is separated from Amanda’s mom, Carol, also revealed that his daughter asked him to accompany her to a tattoo shop and says that they planned to get tattoos representing the Chinese symbol for strength.
Amanda was also going to get another tattoo, one with the words “Stay Strong” on her arm (it was a nod to Demi Lovato as she has that on her wrist)
Now, Norm reveals as a tribute to his daughter, he will get those words inked on his arm. Unfortunately, he will be doing it alone….
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