Friday, April 18, 2014

Finally, the beginning of closure for Carol Todd and Amanda's loved ones. Accused under arrest for sextorting Amanda Todd

I love Carol Todd. She is funny, kind, creative and cares deeply about kids and people facing adversity. I met her for the first time when both of us attended the dropping of C-13, Canada's sexting/revenge porn bill, at the invitation of the Prime Minister of Canada.

On that day she was overwhelmed. Many of the leading cyberbullying and child protection advocates form North America were there. But the media followed Carol, hanging on her every word. She rarely has a moment to herself. Amanda is always with her. And, Amanda is always with us.

We connected again not long thereafter. And became friends and partners in stopping pain. Carol does this from her heart. I worry that she will burn out or break down, but with the exception of some teary and quiet moments, she is incredibly strong. She is also tireless and devoted to her cause, which is supporting Amanda's cause and passions.

Both of us were troubled that the person who sextorted Amanda, by threatening to put her intimate picture online. (He followed through with that threat.) When we spent an entire week together in March, we talked often about how great it would be to find him.

She just texted me. He's caught!

Now, we'll all work to make sure that justice is done.

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