Bully

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As the years have progressed, it has become inevitable to avoid bullying in school. Being bullied is not always physical, but can be emotional and psychological as well. Watching the film "Bully", I was taken aback by the extremity of the situation. I was not aware of how young the bullying starts. It is appalling and discomforting to know that it is just progressively getting worse. It is frightening to think that when I have children, that they will have to encounter this. I believe that Bully needs to be viewed by more people. It is an eye opener to how intense and severe the bullying scene has become.

The children in the film were bullied because they were "different". But who determines the definition of different? Who sets the standard of normal? In reality, no one really has the right to judge someone and proclaim them different or weird. We are all created with unique features that are our own. However, dating back since the beginning of life, the world has attained a class/social system. Over the years, children have watched the separation of society, whether it be through television or in person. This evokes either a sense of superiority or inferiority in a child, becoming the foundation for bullying.

With children committing suicide due to bullying, there needs to be serious action taking place to stop and prevent it. I agree with one of the mothers in the film that stated that when she sends her child to school, she should be able to feel that the child is safe and being watched over as if they were home. However, with bullying occurring, a parent is not able to feel safe sending their child to school. If I were a parent, I would not have a sense of security and peacefulness either.

After watching the film, it made me wish that I could go back in time to my high school years. I would have stood up for a lot more kids and would have stopped more bullying situations when I saw them. I regret not taking more action to...
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