Amanda Todd’s fatal bullying story, which she relayed in a YouTube video, is being shown in classrooms across the continent, but parents in the Durham region of Ontario were upset when the clip was shown to 10-year-olds, the Christian Post reported.
Todd tragically committed suicide after being bullied, and parents don’t think it’s appropriate material for their elementary school children to watch.
Paul Kreutzer, the father of a 10-year-old girl, says his young daughter came home in tears after watching the video that was viewed by millions on YouTube.
Kreutzer reportedly told the Canadian paper that he was livid that the teacher showed the clip in class and even more infuriated that the video was followed by a class discussion that included topics “of a sexual nature."
He is saying that his daughter could not even finish out the day at school and claimed she was sick so she could go home. Kreutzer believes the teacher's actions were "reckless" and "highly inappropriate,” the CP noted.
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The all-too-real anti-bullying video was shown at Goodwood Public School in the Durham region. Kreutzer said the teacher told the class stories of violence after showing the 15-year-old's homemade video.
"The teacher in question, I guess, has a history of being a social worker," Kreutzer said. "For some reason or another she started sharing information about specific case details, a case she worked as a social worker where the father came home and murdered the kids."
School officials have refused to comment, the CP said, but Durham School Superintendent Anne Marie Laginski said showing Amanda Todd’s YouTube video was "clearly not acceptable." The Globe and Mail of Toronto reported that the teacher is still working at the school.
In British Columbia, the Education Ministry decided that the Amanda Todd video should not be shown in class because it contains "traumautic stimuli,” according to the CP.
"It is preferable that teachers do not show the YouTube clip in class," the memo said.
However, according to a Huffington Post poll, almost 80 percent of Internet users thought the video should, at least, be brought up in school.