This personal post that want to share.I sure you all heard people talking about the movie Bully,if you haven’t the movie, which is to open on March 30, is a stark portrayal of bullying that crosses ethnic, socio-economic, and gender lines. It is a documentary that followed the lives of several pre-teens and teens who had been victims of bullying from 2009-2010. There has been interesting dialogue relative to the movie’s age-appropriate rating. There is controversy because of strong language and parts of the storyline focusing on teen suicide. While an R rating would preclude the majority of the target audience from seeing the film, ideally we would want adults to see this movie with their pre-teens and teens. The movie’s website has even provided a guide to help adults unpack the film with their teens.
The official trailer to the movie
My personal experience when i was kid was being called fat,ugly,big nose,big chin and sure many other names. It did bother me at time but never made feel less then who i was or do worse to myself and after while let bully know what I thought of them. I will admit at one point it got physical w/ one bully i figure enough is enough.I don’t know if i would recommend that since it’s NOT teaching anything. In high school one day in the lunch line i watched kid picking on other kid.I’m watching it,everyone else just laughed,didn’t once say stop nothing. How could you not? I decided to say something to end this cause wasn’t right. I’m pretty sure if remember my words weren’t too nice to the bully but how did like it. I later found out when went talk to his teacher about what happened in lunch room that boy being picked on was Autistic. I was thanked for what i did but shouldn’t anyone that see something like say something. To me, if you do nothing your just as bad.
I feel SHOULD STOP! What makes it worse is children are killing themeselves/killing others cause of this
Being Mom now to a Preschooler and just started w/school i’m already nervous about whole school bully’s. I hope that he never experience it or in that matter becomes a bullier himself to anyone.I’ve been teaching my son about not hurting others feelings and to not let anyone hurt his feelings ,control anger when upset by singing clam down song( thanks to Ni Hao Kai Lan). But also surprised to found great article about Bullies in preschool and how to handle it http://www.parenting.com/article/how-to-handle-preschool-bullies I guess when you think of bully like i did you think older kids,but surprise me younger children are showing early signs of it. I’ve been lucky to not have that w/ my son at this point.
I hope that kids go to school w/out being afraid to!