What experiences have you had with bullying?
(9/7/07) I was bullied more in Elementary School than in middle school right now. I think part of it is that I got more friends is middle school which kind of through off bullies. The sad thing though is for the people who do get bullied. They most of the time do not have a huge group of friends. Whenever I was bullied in Elementary School, it was most of the time name-calling and insults. A lot of the things they said were things I could not change, like my appearance or they way I act.
How do you feel about bullying?
(9/7/07) I personally hate bullying. I think it is unneeded they just do it to put other people down and bring themselves up. I really want bullying to stop. It is mean and hurtful.
What have you learned about bullying from this project?
(9/7/07) I have learned that most of the times bullies have problems at home that carry to school so they pick on people. Bullies normally work in groups so they have the intimidation factor on their side.
Film Project Experience
What do you think of this project?
(9/7/07) I think that this is a very great experience for all of us. I know that none of the class has ever really done anything this massive before. It is an exciting process. I also think that it will definitely help other schools learn and be aware about bullying. I think that kids will be keener to listen to the movie knowing that kids made it.
How has the project been so far?
(9/7/07) It has been a lot of fun talking and sharing out experiences of bullying with others. It is reassuring that we are in this for the same goal, to stop bullying. Christopher Faull is definitely are great director.
(9/7/07) When he first told us his ideas about the movie, you could tell he knew what he was talking about.
What are your hopes and expectation for the coming weeks?
(9/7/07) My hopes and expectations for the movie is that we start writing down what will most likely happen in the movie. I just want to get the basic idea of what we are going to be acting. I really hope though that we make a difference to people who either gets bullied or who bullies others. I also hope that teachers become more aware of the kinds of bullying and to watch out for it.