Bully the documentary weaves together the stories of five families dealing with the long-term effects of school bullying in the United States— two that have recently lost their children to suicide and three that are experiencing it day in and day out. The Bully Project is the first feature documentary film to show how we’ve all been affected by bullying, whether we’ve been victims, perpetrators or stood silent witness. The world we inhabit as adults begins on the playground.
The Bully Project opens on the first day of school. For the more than 5 million kids who’ll be bullied this year in the United States, it’s a day filled with more anxiety and foreboding than excitement. As the sun rises and school busses across the country overflow with backpacks, brass instruments and the rambunctious sounds of raging hormones, this is a ride into the unknown.
After just watching the trailer my heart goes out to all the children and families that have been affected by bullying. As a mother I would like to believe that I’am raising 2 wonderful boys who are confidant, secure , who will not give in to peer pressure and who will stand up to anyone who will even try to put them down. It is important to talk to your children, be involved in their daily life, ask questions about school, friends and activities they do at recess. Make sure they know that you are there for them and that they can come and talk to you about anything and everything. Make sure they know that you will always be on their side and that they can trust you with any problem they have because we also have bullies in our schools.
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