CEYC Bully Viewing and Discussion

The City of Edmonton Youth Council (CEYC) hosted a free screening of the movie “Bully” on Monday July 16th at Metro Cinema. This movie is a riveting and controversial documentary that follows the lives of families that have lost the lives of their children due to bullying.Members from CEYC led a discussion following the screening that talked about more than just the victim, but the bystanders and how bullying is a whole issue and how one person can stand up and make a change. During the discussion there was the opportunity for the audience to share their stories and comment on the film. Many youth shared their personal experiences and agreed that bullying is an issue as a whole and that everybody needs to address it. Sarah from RespectED spoke briefly about the resources available relating to bullying and violence prevention education.Sarah commented on the event and stated “I would like to congratulate the City of Edmonton Youth Council on the success of the screening of Bully at the Metro on July 16.  It was great turnout, and the documentary obviously had a real impact on the viewers.  The Council’s youth did a great job with the debrief.  They asked thought-provoking questions and it was interesting to get perspectives from the audience.  Thank you for the opportunity to speak, as well, and to showcase the resources that are available to schools and other youth-serving organizations who want to help create a culture change that will prevent bullying.  We are lucky in Edmonton to have people and organizations that want to help create safe environments for young people”

July 16, 2012 at 12:00pm - 3pm
Metro Cinema
8712 109th St NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 1E9
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Ian Smith · · 7804427161

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