In the 5th grade the teacher asked if any kids like one particular boy to raise their hands. I quickly stood up and said aloud "You can't do that. It is not right." She then asked if they liked me to raise their hands. no one did, but I knew why because they didn't want to be next. This was my first awareness of bullying. I never forgot the feeling and always stood up for others after that. Now my step-grandson is being bullied and I am trying to help with him and asked the school to show Bully and start a conversation. Their response was we don't need any help. We have addressed the problem.
So last week I showed the movie Bully to my college class of 26 students in Human Services and we had a fantastic conversation.
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