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.
You can reach Carol through the Amanda Todd Legacy website (link at the beginning of this article), on her blog, Carol Todd Snowflakes, and on Twitter (@c_todd).
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Jim Nico says
Every time I think about the important work we are doing to help bring Service, Safety, and Sustainability to social networks I am reminded of the work and help of Carol Todd. And I think of
Red Hood Project and G.A.M.E. Thank you one and all.
Carol is a wonderful human being who is dedicated to educating others experiencing what her daughter Amanda did, by introducing them to the resources available and to invent more resources that can offer the services needed for the many problems youth experience especially mental health problems and access, and internet safety. I support this woman’s efforts wholeheartedly!
Terry Nico says
Thanks Carol for striving to make the internet a safer place for kids.
Jim Nico says
Since I wrote this article Carol has gotten so much done to help the world and to turn Amanda’s legacy into the profound catalyst for change and hope. Please join us as we light up the world in purple for Amanda…