Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

New documentary, "Bully" focuses on the issue of bullying of children

Bullying is a factor in many kid shootings.  Bullied children sometimes get so depressed that they take their own lives.  Some have become angry and brought guns to school, often with tragic consequences.  And some bullies, too, bring guns.  We see cases of these things all the time here at Kid Shootings.

A new movie, "Bully", focuses on this issue, the consequences, and potential solutions.

HERE is an article that talks about the movie and cases that are highlighted.  You can see trailers for the documentary, as well.

From the article:

The high-profile documentary “Bully,” released in limited U.S. cities Friday, features Sioux City’s decade-long anti-bullying program and a Sioux City student who moved after being harassed repeatedly, especially on the school bus.
The Sioux City district plans to show the film at schools, incorporating a curriculum now under development, said spokeswoman Alison Benson. Other Iowa districts are weighing use of the film as a teaching tool.
The film follows the stories of five bullying victims. 

The trailer says 13 million kids will be bullied in the United States this year.
“The problem is real,” the narrator says. “The problem is being ignored.”
The film shows parents in various school districts pleading for their children’s safety, and officials making assurances that all is OK.
“Kids will be kids. Boys will be boys. They are just cruel at this age,” an official says. A parent describes a student getting punched, strangled and sat on. The film shows some of this.

Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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