That led to relentless online and offline bullying, which led to depression and cutting herself. 7, 2012, she released a moving nine-minute video on You Tube about her ordeal. 10, 2012, she took her own life at her mother’s home in Port Coquitlam, B. “I’m sure he caught a glance of me, and it brought me satisfaction …
knowing that I was real — that Amanda was real.” A verdict is expected on March 16 for the 39 victims in Amsterdam.
They thought they were chatting online with a 10-year-old girl in the Philippines.
In truth, they were talking to an incredibly realistic-looking computer-generated child.
Sweetie first interacted with the potential predators in public chat rooms.
However, distance or disability could prevent such individuals from participating in traditional, clinic-based research at major centers.Now that fake girl could help authorities identify very real child predators."Sweetie" is the creation of Dutch children's rights organization Terre des Hommes."As soon as I go online, they come to me," Sweetie says in a short video documentary about Terre des Homme's campaign against Webcam child sex tourism. While the fake girl chatted with the real men, the activists tracked the potential criminals down not by hacking their computers, but by using information they volunteered -- Facebook and other social-media profiles, Skype handles, phone numbers, pictures, and video footage.For the "Becoming Sweetie" project (PDF of detailed report), Terre de Homme paired with Avaaz.org, an activist group that campaigns on international issues from corruption to poverty to climate change.