#9222 Recent surveys revealed that 160,000 children stay home from school every day because they fear what other kids may do or say to them. A new form of bullying prompted the creation of two words: cyberbullying (cruelty on the Internet) and bullycide (one child driving another to suicide).
Family members tell the tragic story of 13-year-old Ryan, who took his life after being subjected to merciless taunting and teasing at school and online. Another victim, Marvin, fantasizes about taking violent revenge against his school tormentors. Viewers will also meet Allison, whose family sues her school after she is relentlessly sexually harassed.
This powerful program identifies warning signs that a child is being bullied, including dark moods, bad grades, and wanting to be alone, so that steps can be taken to help. Students points of view used to give these behavioral programs maximum credibility with their target school-age audiences.
Correlated to Health, At-Risk & Safety Standards in those states with Health & Safety Standards, and to Life Science (Human Body) standards in many other states (most states mandate substance abuse and other at-risk education at various places in their K-12 curricula).
Suitable for Grades 6-12. Viewing time: 20 minutes. 2010.
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