What experiences have you had with bullying?
(9/07/07) I was bullied in 6th grade. I went to a school where having people darker that a tan color was weird. I was constantly mocked because of my darker skin. What started out as a joke slowly became serious and it was extremely aggravating. Although I never actually made them stop, despite several attempts to, I eventually phased them out.
How do you feel about bullying?
(9/07/07) I feel that bullies are not just mean, but they are mean for a reason. They usually have problems outside of school. They may bullied by older people or having problems at home. In addition, they need to make themselves bigger by bringing other people down. Bullies have issues that they need to resolve without hurting other people.
What have you learned about bullying from this project?
(9/07/07) I am learning tons of information about bullying form this project. I have now figured out that most bullies have problems outside of school and need to make themselves bigger. Bullies usually work in groups instead of being an individual. Bullies talk or threaten more than they actually do. Bullies try to rebel against everything so that they look cool.
Film Project Experience
What do you think of this project?
(9/05/07) I think that this project is good experience because we all have first hand encounters with bullying. I think that this will make a huge difference because bullies will see what they do and why it is wrong. Kids will like it because kids made it. It is much better than just listening to a teacher explaining it.
How has the project been so far?
(9/05/07) The project has been going well. The casting auditions came out and it is important that everybody participate. Everyone has equal importance in this film. Christopher Faull is very fun to work with. He is creative and fun so it never gets boring.
What are your hopes and expectations for the coming weeks?
(9/07/07) I do hope that we make a difference in all schools worldwide. I hope we move at the pace that we are supposed to move at. I want to know what the storyline of the movie is so we get an idea of what were supposed to do. I hope that it comes out at the allotted time.
Poems/ Lyrics about bullying
(9/12/07) Bullying is bad, ‘cause it makes people sad. L Do you know what happens? To the victims of the bad. We need to know how to show our anger without the hurting of other people. For how would you feel if you had to dread every moment. Every moment. No safe times, no happy times, just being scared, sad, and feeling lonely. Just stop it. Just stop it.