We are thrilled to be one of the communities who is hosting an early screening of the film “BULLY.” Last month at BBYO’s International Convention, we were part of the very first teen screening and the experience was really impactful.
The movie really captured the reality of bullying, which is difficult to ignore when the truth is that kids will continue to say and do hurtful things even with a camera present to capture it. We were excited to see all the buzz around the movie when we got home from convention. This movie is definitely sending a message across the country- from talk shows, to twitter, to the news- everyone is talking about it, and for good reason!
We think all middle and high schoolers should see it because it acts as a prevention program. Everyone has been bullied at some point in their life, but everyone has also had the opportunity to intervene on behalf of someone being bullied. As Jews, it’s important for each individual to take a stand against bullying because bullying isn’t an isolated activity happening in someone else’s school or community.
Please join us at the Boston Jewish community screening of the film on April 15. After the film, we will engage in a conversation on how to fight bullying in our schools and communities. This is too important to miss out on! For more information or to register visit the website http://bbyo.org/bully/boston