Bullying is occurring right now. Help is needed.

Behind the term "bullying" are real people with real stories, real pain, real support, and real triumph. We have featured a few of the most popular and common stories of bullying committed against girls. You can read their stories below, along with informative statistics about the reality of female bullying today.

 
 
 

The Story of Amanda Todd

Sources: CNN, Amanda Todd Legacy Society

Amanda Michelle Todd was a 15-year-old victim of cyberbullying who took her own life as a result of being bullied online. Through an 8-minute YouTube video and suicide note to the world, she bravely allowed others from all over the world to hear, watch, and most importantly learn from her story.

 
  A still from Amanda’s YouTube video from September of 2012.

A still from Amanda’s YouTube video from September of 2012.

 
 
  Lauren speaks to the local media news about her bullying incident.

Lauren speaks to the local media news about her bullying incident.

 

The Lauren "Lulu" Williams Story

Sources: Essence.com

Lauren Williams is a 16-year old teenager from Tennessee who had her wig torn off and was followed to the bathroom while being video recorded and ridiculed. However, she chose to grow through what she went through. Lauren is a bloomer who chose to rise above the circumstances, find kindness within, and empowers others with her courage and story.

 
 
 

The Story of
Cassidy Slater

Sources: Washington Post

Cassidy Slater’s emotional plea to stop bullying has garnered attention from around the world. The 10-year-old from Pennsylvania recently posted a heartbreaking video on Facebook, asking her bullies to stop tormenting her. Cassidy used her voice to empower others experiencing bullying and received support from Hugh Jackman and The NY Yankees.

 
  Multiple members of the New York Yankees reached out to support Cassidy’s plea.

Multiple members of the New York Yankees reached out to support Cassidy’s plea.

 
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Stats

When it comes to bullying, the supporting numbers and statistics are overwhelming. Here are a few that we have featured that help inspire Bloom’s vision and mission.

About 68 percent

of parents attribute the responsibility of today’s bullying, harassment, and abuse problems among kids to their kids’ schools. Will your school be a part of the solution?

Source: Associated Press, 2018

Girls ages 8-14

have experienced a 30 percent drop in their confidence levels. The effects can be long lasting. Bloom aims to help navigate these girls to be their best selves despite bullying.

Source: YPulse, 2018

Only 23 percent

of female students reported being bullied at their school in some way, shape, or form. What about the females who have not reported it?

Source: NCES, 2016

40.6 percent

of girls reported a cyberbullying experience at least one time in their lives. It only takes one time to change their lives.

Source: Patchin, 2015

About 53 percent

of parents agree that social media has had a mostly negative effect on their child’s generation. Bloom helps girls cope and heal from the realities of a not so nice world.

Source: Associated Press, 2018