Recently our class went on a field trip to watch the movie called “BULLY”. It was really powerful. I felt like I took something away from watching it.
My thinking about bullying and friendship has changed a bit. Before I didn’t think that bullying could get as severe as it was shown in the movie. I thought it was just name calling and pushing, but as we saw in the movie, there was swearing, punching, discrimination and much worse. My thinking about friendship has also changed a bit too. We did a task on edmodo (a learning/ class discussion website) and one of the comments that really stood out to me was along the lines of: “when you know someone for a really long time, all of the little things they do that might annoy you stand out more and if you point that out to them, they might be offended or even think that it’s bullying.” This comment stood out to me because I think it’s really true and it could apply to many people. My thinking about friendship has also changed because in the bullying movie it shows that friends can really help you get through a hardship, like when/if you’re being bullied. Along with the message the negative effects of being a bystander, the positive effects of standing up for your friends were portrayed throughout the bullying movie. That’s how my thinking about bullying and friendship has changed.
I learned a lot about bullying. Like I said before I learned that bullying was more than just name calling and pushing. It’s a cycle.