(Closed) Watching the documentary Bully right now….Wow.

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@mousepeach:  Fiance and I rented it when it first came out, and we felt the same way. I can’t believe how kids treat each other these days and that they’re able to get away with it to such an extent. I think it’s awful how much society coddles children now, to the point where they have no fear of consequence or retribution for their actions. This movie should be mandatory in schools everywhere. 

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I’ve been recommended it and look forward to watching it one day.

Thanks for the reminder and sharing about it.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I bawled the entire time.  That woman, I don’t know if she was a guidance counselor or what, but she’s the one who roamed the halls and talked to the boys after they had a fight and then blew off the parents’ concerns when they came to her about Alex’s troubles on the bus – man, did I just want to slug her.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wish I could show that video to my fourth graders because I see a few of them going down that path. 

It’s devastating. But what bothered me so much was the lack of parents putting their foot down. If someone did that to my kid, all hell would break loose. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

@mousepeach:  I’ve seen a bunch of parts of it. I don’t know if I can handle watching the whole thing unless I had good company or a nice bottle of wine to help cope with the feelings. I work with children and parents and schools and it can be SO frustrating.

BUT also so rewarding…

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

That movies terrifies me, kids are horrible. 

 

I agree with Rubbs, the worst part was how the parents were complete push overs and didn’t put their foot down. I’m scared I’ll end up hurting someone when I have kids if anything remotely like that happens. 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Oh, thanks for the reminder! I had really wanted to watch it. Maybe I will take a look this week.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I tried to get through it but it hit too close to home to finish it.  

 

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As a teenager i was bullied quite severly, i just hope that the movie makes a difference.  It was devistating to experience it and i recieved no support from the school. At one point i was asked by the administration what I was doing to bring this on myself.  

 

 

 

It makes me so mad now looking back, i can honestly say that if it wasnt for a few close friends(girls who are actually my bridemaids) I would not have survived. 

 

 

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Sorry for the terrible grammar, typing on a phone sucks.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

As it’s on Netflix Insta, the SO and I will check it out this week…

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

This is such a heart wrenching issue for me as my 13 year old son is often bullied.

I just don’t understand where all the nastiness comes from. It’s really just not good enough. Parents of the bullies need a kick up the bum as far as im concerned!

Just makes me so sad:(

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Oh my gosh it was amazing! And so heartbreaking. I love documentaries.

If my child were bullied you better believe I would be in that school every single day demanding something be done.

I will make my children watch this movie someday. Its not enough to stop the bullying. I want to raise my future child to be the one that sits with the bullied kid when he is all alone. Some of them need just one good friend.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Extension54:  Omg, same here. My SO wanted to send her an e-mail with some choice words, haha. 

I just watched it with the SO. I wasn’t shocked b/c I read about this stuff in the news all the time, and I know that kids are brutal to each with zero consequences nowadays. I do believe that the Alex kid (in Sioux City) has the strength and potential to get really far in life – that’s someone to look out for. My SO says, “Musician” – I say “future Bill Gates.” My heart broke for Kelby – she seemed very sweet, and I can only imagine the torment she must have endured. I teared up at the end and will definitely be following that group (Stand for the silent) on FB if I can find it. 

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