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BULLYING EPIDEMIC, THE

What to know: Terrific short documentary with excellent tips on dealing with bullies.
BULLYING EPIDEMIC, THE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 10-18
30 minutes
VIDEO
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A great 30 minute documentary for parents, bullies, victims, bullying bystanders, schools and communities, The Bullying Epidemic gives thought-provoking explanations for each character in the above matrix of life. The compassionate solutions for how to safely deal with bullying - creating skills and policy ideas - makes the instructional nature of this short very valuable. After all, school shootings and online bullying can have life threatening outcomes.

Visually, this film is well produced with excellent camera shots, interesting editing and inclusion of graphics showing statistics is well executed. Most importantly are the recommendations for how to deal with bullying at the end of the film. For a short half-hour film, this touches on important points and delivers it in an engaging way.

I would warn viewers that some of the depictions of bullying are upsetting, visually and emotionally. However, the ending is uplifting and the overall feeling that I got was how great it is to better understand the nature of bullying and how to handle it safely.

I give The Bullying Epidemic 5 stars out of 5 and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. It is a perfect film to follow up with a discussion afterwards. By Nancy K., KIDS FIRST!

A great 30 minute documentary for parents, bullies, victims, bullying bystanders, schools and communities, The Bullying Epidemic gives thought-provoking explanations for each character in the above matrix of life. The compassionate solutions for how to safely deal with bullying - creating skills and policy ideas - makes the instructional nature of this short very valuable. After all, school shootings and online bullying can have life threatening outcomes.

Visually, this film is well produced with excellent camera shots, interesting editing and inclusion of graphics showing statistics is well executed. Most importantly are the recommendations for how to deal with bullying at the end of the film. For a short half-hour film, this touches on important points and delivers it in an engaging way.

I would warn viewers that some of the depictions of bullying are upsetting, visually and emotionally. However, the ending is uplifting and the overall feeling that I got was how great it is to better understand the nature of bullying and how to handle it safely.

I give The Bullying Epidemic 5 stars out of 5 and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. It is a perfect film to follow up with a discussion afterwards. By Nancy K., KIDS FIRST!

Every 7 minutes a child is being bullied on the playground. The noise of bullying echoes across our nation every day. The cries of victims fills the halls and school yards in every town. The goal of the bully is take advantage of, and take control over, the victim. Bullying is here because we accept it, normalize it, and tolerate it. The good news is that the behavior of a bully is learned - and it can be unlearned.
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