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Amanda Todd's mother is upset she was left out of Premier Christy Clark's anti-bullying summit in Vancouver.
Carol Todd says she wanted to attend yesterday's invite-only event, but was told by a ministry of education official her presence "might upset fragile students in attendance."
Todd adds she did not request to speak at the summit, just observe it.
"I know that Christy [Clark] mentioned Amanda's name quite a few times. If you are going to mention my daughter's name, then I would think that it would've been nice if the parents had been invited."
Noted author and parenting expert Barbara Coloroso was a speaker at the summit.
She spoke with CKNW's Bill Good this morning.
Good: "Were you aware that her mother wanted to attend that forum yesterday and was told that she wasn't welcome?"
Coloroso: "Oh, I was not told that. Actually, what I was told was that someone served as a representative from the family because they were not yet ready. Now, I could have been misled..."
Good: "No, I think you were because I'm going to be talking with Carol in just a few minutes..."
Coloroso: "Well, that's important because there were at least 4 parents there whose kids had committed suicide."
Education Minister Don McRae confirms the mother of the dead teen was asked not to attend.
"We had some consultations with our anti-bullying experts -- people like Theresa Campbell and Kevin Cameron, who are international experts on bullying and anti-bullying response. And they recommended that her participation was probably not appropriate with the young people coming, and we just weren't sure who they were and how they would respond... it was deemed to air on the side of caution."
McRae adds he stands by the decision.