Bullying is an issue that reaches far into the school system and relationships at home. This 2012 documentary film is being slighted as a great tool to bring the issue to the junior high classrooms.
The problem is that the rating it is being given is “R” even despite an appeal and a petition started by a middle school student. My take is that the rating is a fair one. I agree that students could use this tool, however they don’t need all of the f-bombs to be heard in order for the job to get done.
Another great documentary “Super-Size Me” created a school version so it could be viewed in the schools. There is really no reason the same could not be done here.
I think the controversy is being continued because it makes a good topic of discussion and every film, especially an independent one can use more publicity.
The article has other valuable information about bullying, and well worth the read.
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