“Fat, a joke, a low life”—these and other taunts are tossed out, at times simply for fun, to get a laugh, or to garner a brief moment of fame for others. “They do it behind your back and not to your face,” confesses one student. But when the bullying escalates, the results are devastating. Faced with a daily hell in the form of verbal abuse and cyber torment, some students have chosen suicide as a means of escape.
Through interviews with students and parents, kindness activist, speaker, and author Gabriella van Rij provides a startling glimpse of the emotional and mental minefield that students are tasked with surviving.
“Nobody strikes another coming from a positive place,” says Gabriella. “Students have the ball of Human Kindness TM in their hands. They can be the difference. They just need a nudge from us.”
The entire documentary is coming soon at the end of September, 2014
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