The Mean Girl Extinction Project is giving away a once in a lifetime trip (airfare included) to the world renown Farmhouse Inn in Sonoma Wine Country. Here are 5 reasons why you should enter to win this dream trip!
- Dolly Everett 14 years old: Dolly was bullied at school and online by girls who they believe were jealous of her. She was the model and face for the popular Akubra Hat company in Australia.
- Gabriella Green 12 years old: Gabbie was relentlessly cyberbullied by a girl who spread horiffic rumors she had sexually transmitted diseases. The girl also called her disgusting names and threatened to share private and embarrassing details about her. Later, Gabbie reached out on a video call to a boy and told him she tried to commit suicide, showing him the marks on her neck. Before he ended the call, he told her, “If you are going to do it, just do it.” And so she did. Both students have been charged in her death.
- Awshanty Davis 10 years old: Awshanty confronted a girl who had been continually bullying her. It turned into a physical fight. Students videotapped the fight (not one student tried to stop it). The video was then uploaded onto Musical.ly which then led to cruel cyberbulling.
- Rosalie Avilia 13 years old: A journal of Rosalie’s was found after her death. She had recorded in it over two years worth of tormenting bullying done to her.
- Brandy Vela 18 years old: Brandy shot herself in front of her family who begged and pleaded for her to put the gun down. Brandy was tormented by cyberbullies. They made up fake Facebook accounts, crass meme’s and real profiles using pictures of her were also created saying things on the fake profiles like, “Will have sex for free.” When Brandy would get social media platforms to take them down, new ones would pop up.
According to an article in NY Daily News, the suicide rate among teen girls is at a 40-year high.
For girls ages 15 to 19, the suicide rate has doubled in recent years compared to the data from 2015.
Knowledge is power. We need to become proactive in how we handle relational aggression. We have to learn how to better engage parents, educators and students. Girls are in school almost as long as they are out of school. Help The Mean Girl Extinction Project get into the schools to do the work of empowering, educating and engaging our kids, educators and parents.
When you enter to win this dreamy vacation, your donation will go towards bringing programs into schools for free. Nothing to lose and everything to gain…including a free trip for two!! So, hurry! Only 6 days left to enter. Donate as little as $10.00! You can enter here