Carol Todd is a teacher who works with special needs children and now one of the world’s most innovative leaders of the fight for online safety for children.
Carol runs The Amanda Todd Legacy, named after her late daughter, Amanda, who died after being a victim of sexual cyber bullying, cyber crime, and sexual crime advertising. Carol formed the Legacy in order to work on behalf of the movement to keep children safe wherever they are.
Running a non-profit society on behalf of child advocacy has led Carol to interviews about cyber bullying from leading media professionals around the globe. Carol has also formed strong strategic alliances with world leaders and organizations such as Red Hood Project and The Social Network Association where she is on the Board of Advisors.
Carol believes in working hard for change, as exemplified by her unwavering courage and resolve while enduring grief at the loss of her precious daughter Amanda to suicide in October 2012.
Carol’s Tips and Secrets for Running a Non-Profit Society and for Helping Children in Need
- Do research in order to be confident in what you promote.
- Research alone is not enough. You must add front line experience.
- Put yourself in the shoes of those people you are trying to reach.
- Value the perspectives you gain from others’ points of view.
- Show emotions in public as a strategy to catalyze a cause you believe in.
- Be genuine always.
- Realize grief over loss can appear is 6 months or 30 years, it is unpredictable.
- Seek medical, educational, and therapeutic support for children in need.
- Early intervention is always best.
- Carol has radar and knows many children have impaired radar and don’t sense danger. All adults need to understand this.
- In Carol’s opinion, women selling to women is harder than women selling to men.
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