An important film
I didn't find Bully to be a fantastic documentary, but I felt the subject matter was an extremely important one, and I'm glad it was made to bring the issue to light and hopefully get people talking about how bullying can really destroy a person's life (especially when they are that old). I connected with all the children in the film, especially with Alex since we saw through videos on the bus how he was literally getting beat up by his classmates. It struck a chord with me and made me feel despair for him. It is not a healthy environment for a child to have to go to school like this everyday. How are they supposed to learn, be a happy and productive citizen in society when they are beat up like that every single day? Bullying seems so much worse these days with the internet and Facebook than when I grew up, and though this doesn't explore cyberbullying this does show that teachers and administrators seem to care less about the safety and happiness of their students than before. Watching this documentary angered me. Using moments of bullying is the perfect time to teach them about acceptance, love and openness. And they just ignore it. There seems to be a lack of discipline with many teens today, and that fault lies upon parents. Anyway, I hope this documentary is the beginning for some laws to be put in place AND enforced in all states, to prevent further suicides from occurring as well as create a healthier environment for all kids to learn, because they deserve that much.