Have you heard about a new movie, “BULLY”?
It’s a documentary film about bullying in schools
Regular readers here would know that I have an opinion on most things
as most bucket mouthed moles do
I guess all of us have ‘something’ that gets us going. Politics, the environment, animal cruelty, the cast of Dancing With The Stars
Bullying is one thing that can make both my tears flow and my blood boil at the same time
And I understand that ‘kids will be kids’ and there’s a certain amount of teasing and messing around that will always happen in the school yard. But when a kid is relentlessly taunted and abused, to the point that he takes his own life life, well that’s just plain fucking wrong. So very, very wrong.
BULLY, the movie, is released this year.
The movie has one major problem. It’s been rated R – which means that the very people that SHOULD be watching this, KIDS – can’t legally watch it
I’m not sure if it’s going to be realized in Australia, UK or anywhere else around the world. I hope it is. (for now it’s just the U.S)
But just in case, it would be beyond awesome, if you guys could add your name to the petition to get the rating of the movie changed, so that kids can watch it.
If kids can see the harm and devastation that bullying can cause, and decide not to do it to another kid – even if it’s just a few kids – that’s got to be a good thing, yeah?
I’m a Mum. I have nieces and nephews, Godchildren. Bullying is everywhere. It’s rampant. It’s wrong.
I generally don’t sign petitions. I don’t forward emails. I delete so much ‘please pass this on’ stuff that lands in my inbox. So I understand if you don’t do this.
But if you do, thank you.
How cool would it be if all of us, added together, can make one kid not bully another kid? Or one kid step in to stop a kid being bullied? Or one kid make friends with a kid who needs a friend?
(if you want to forward this to your mates, then I don’t know why people call you a shithead….you’re obviously awesome! – copy this link http://www.jennytalia.com/2012/03/20/bully-the-movie/ and pass it on)