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The story of Victoria Lindsey from 2008 

In 2008, Victoria Lindsay, a cheerleader from Florida, gained national attention after a disturbing incident where she was beaten by several of her peers. The assault was recorded and posted online, shocking viewers with its brutality. Lindsay suffered many injuries.

The perpetrators, fellow cheerleaders, were arrested and charged with various offenses including kidnapping and battery. The incident sparked discussions about bullying, cyberbullying, and the consequences of sharing violent content online. Victoria Lindsay later spoke out about her experience, advocating for awareness and prevention of bullying.

Our anti bully program sets the stage for many of our contestants to adopt the platform for themselves due to the horrific incident endured by Victoria

Contestants representing the Miss Tourism Organization may adopt the Anti Bully platform. All we ask is that you educate yourself through resources you will soon find here for now here are some statics:

Research suggests that bullying among girls is quite common. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), around 20% of students ages 12-18 experienced bullying during the 2018-2019 school year in the United States.

Girls often engage in relational or social bullying, which involves excluding others, spreading rumors, or manipulating social relationships. This type of bullying can be more subtle but equally harmful.

With the rise of technology, cyberbullying has become a significant concern. Girls are as likely as boys to experience cyberbullying. The Cyberbullying Research Center reports that approximately 21% of girls have experienced cyberbullying compared to 27% of boys.

Bullying can have serious consequences for the mental health and well-being of girls. It can lead to increased rates of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and even thoughts of suicide.

Despite the prevalence of bullying, many incidents go unreported. Girls may be less likely to report

Girls' friendships and social dynamics can play a significant role in bullying behaviors. Peer pressure and the desire to fit in can sometimes contribute to girls participating in or perpetuating bullying. bullying due to fear of retaliation, social stigma, or a belief that adults won't intervene effectively.

To help you with your research journey here is a small list of resources to begin:


  1. This website provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, how to prevent it, and how to respond to it.

  2. PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center: PACER offers resources, toolkits, and support for parents, educators, and students to prevent bullying and promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

  3. Cyberbullying Research Center: This organization conducts research on cyberbullying and offers resources and strategies for educators, parents, and youth to address online harassment.

  4. American Psychological Association (APA): The APA website offers articles and resources on bullying, including its effects on mental health and strategies for prevention and intervention.

  5. National Association of School Psychologists (NASP): NASP provides resources for school psychologists, educators, and parents on bullying prevention, intervention, and creating safe school environments.

  6. Girls Inc.: Girls Inc. is an organization dedicated to empowering girls and promoting their well-being. They offer programs and resources aimed at building girls' confidence, resilience, and leadership skills to combat bullying and discrimination.

  7. Common Sense Media: This organization provides reviews and resources for parents and educators on media and technology, including guidance on cyberbullying prevention and digital citizenship.

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