Todd left a 8:16 video about her struggles with bullying. (Photo : Screen shot)
Bullied teen Amanda Todd killed herself just one month shy of her 16th birthday.
Now, her mother Carol Todd is speaking against in hopes she can save other children from the same tragic ending her daughter suffered.
The Vancouver Sun interviewed Todd at her home Friday.
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"Amanda was a very caring individual. She would help others who needed help," Carol told The Vancouver Sun during an exclusive interview Friday. "One of Amanda's goals was to get her message out there and have it used as a learning tool for others."
Amanda posted a video on YouTube Sept. 7 detailing a strange online encounter with a guy who circulated photos of her breasts and other humiliating bullying incidents. Todd committed suicide Oct. 10 in Canada.
Carol, a specialist in assistive technologies for the Coquitlam school district, told The Sun that while she knows the dangers of cyber-bullying, she was unable to protect her daughter.
"I have lost one child, but know she wanted her story to save 1,000 more," Carol said.
Carol said the purpose of Amanda's video was to bring attention to bullying in hopes of seeing it eradicated.
"Amanda wanted to tell her story to help other kids. I want to tell my story to help parents, so they can be aware, so they can teach their kids what is right and wrong and how to be safe online," she said. "Kids have iPads, they have smart-phones, technology is much more accessible than it was even five years ago - that is the dangerous factor."
"Everything she said in the video happened over the past two years. It was horrendous. I think about it now and I think, 'Oh my God. How did she survive this long with the pain?'" she told The VS.
"She felt like a normal teenager, she was so proud of herself," said Carol. "She went out with friends, she went to the mall, she said to me, 'Mom, this is the first time that I feel normal again. I have had the best day ever.'"
Before she died, Amanda left her mother a video message-a message which Carol said she has not been able to watch.
"The coroner has told me it will provide closure for me but I can't look at it yet."
The Amanda Todd trust fund is being held at the Royal Bank of Canada, which will be accepting donations in Amanda's name at all its branches.