Screening of Bully
After Saturday's workshops join us over at the Cinecenta to watch Bully, a documentary film. Whether we like it or not bullying exists. We as educators will face dealing with bullies and victims.
BULLY reflects many of the challenges faced by all members of the school community, from bus drivers to teachers to administrators, when it comes to handling bullying. Many of us are still learning how to recognize and effectively respond to bullying in school, online and in our communities. Many school faculty members may not be trained to recognize the range of bullying behaviors, others may not feel equipped to effectively intervene. Some may feel that even if they do intervene, they will not be supported by their administrators They may think their actions won’t make a difference, particularly in schools where bullying is pervasive or the attitude is “it’s just kids being kids.”
Two-thirds of middle school faculty and staff report frequently witnessing bullying in their schools. Nonetheless, one-third of middle school students report feeling that school staff do not do enough to prevent bullying.
In the best schools, every adult, no matter what the position or job title, recognizes and accepts the responsibility of role model and educator. In these environments, every adult takes the matter of bullying seriously, and sees it as a responsibility to prevent it when possible and intervene if it arises. In these schools, adults have been equipped with the tools to respond in a way that will effectively protect and support the target, and provide consequences for the bully, and all members of the school community feel empowered to stand up to bullying when they witness it.
Educators visit The Bully Project for more information and resources to help STOP bullying.
The Bully Project highlights solutions that both address immediate needs and lead to systemic change. Starting with the film’s STOP BULLYING. SPEAK UP! call to action, The Bully Project will catalyze audience awareness to action with a series of tools and programs supported by regional and national partners.
The Bully Project is a collaborative effort that brings together partner organizations that share a commitment to ending bullying and ultimately transforming society.
Help keep The Bully Project alive by donating to the film's social action campaign through our nonprofit partner, Fractured Atlas. The Bully Project is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of The Bully Project must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.