In 2012, 15-year-old Amanda Todd committed suicide after more than two years of relentless harassment online. Since then, the Canadian teen’s mother, Carol Todd, has traveled the world raising awareness about cyberbullying and ways to prevent it.
“Before she died we weren’t even talking about cyberbullying as much as we are now,” Todd told FoxNews.com. “Everywhere you go there’s someone who’s ready to talk about it.”
Todd attributes the rise in cyberbullying to today’s surge in social media and apps, many of which let the user remain anonymous.
“Technology has ramped it up so much that there are no boundaries,” Todd said. “It’s so faceless and they are free to say whatever, they’re free to say and do whatever without thinking about it.”