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53 Responses to Bully: The Documentary + Official Trailer

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    Fancys_Asst Female 18-29
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    February 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    Link: Bully: The Documentary + Official Trailer - Ugh... heartbreaking.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    February 23, 2012 at 12:11 pm
    Watching that made me hungry for pizza.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    February 23, 2012 at 12:11 pm
    Is this like the prequel to Bowling for Columbine?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    Wow... this should be interesting. Wont change anything but its just another good doco
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    February 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    This is what happens when parents stop disciplining their children. We had bullying when I was a kid. No one killed themselves over it. When the bully`s parent(s) found out about they made them stop. End of story. Parents need to go back to disciplining their spoiled-rotten kids, and the world would be a better place.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 23, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    2 things here..

    Bullies - parents not discipining their kids who think they can get away with anything

    Bullied - parents who never taught their child how to deal with bad stuff. Who gave them trophies in sports just for showing up, even if they lost. "Everyone`s a winner" upbringing does not prepare you for falling down.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    February 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm
    This what happens when you raise your kids to be complete pussies.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    February 23, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    Holy crap! I actually agree with Gerry1of1!
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    February 23, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    "Bullied - parents who never taught their child how to deal with bad stuff. Who gave them trophies in sports just for showing up, even if they lost. "Everyone`s a winner" upbringing does not prepare you for falling down."

    Very wrong. Certainly in most cases this doesn`t apply. Bullying has been around since the dawn of man most likely, this new idea of as you ut it "Everyone`s a winner" is a recent invention.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    February 23, 2012 at 1:16 pm
    Homer: Son, there`s only one thing punks like that understand: squealing. You`ve got to squeal to every teacher and every grown-up you can find. Coming to me was a good start.
    Bart: But then they`ll just beat me up even worse!
    Homer: Yes, they are a clever bunch.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 23, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    @ Buiadh - you`re right, bullying has always been with us, probably always will be. Which is why teaching children how to handle the blows that life throws at you is important instead of always coddling, never letting them fall and get back up.

    Try growing up gay before it was even legal to be gay. When the teachers saw the bullying and just walked away because "those kids need to learn to man up". There was no where to turn then because your family would throw you out in the street or lock you up in a "facility" of some kind. I know something about bullying.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    All I can think of is this Bad Santa quote now...
    I beat the poo out of some kids today. But it was for a purpose. It made me feel good about myself. It was like I did something constructive with my life or something, I dunno, like I accomplished something.

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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    February 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    This should be shown in classrooms.
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    Wraithix Male 30-39
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    February 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm
    Even if you are raised to stand up for yourself, you can`t do much about weighing 110 your sophomore year like I was (the kid in the vid looked even less).

    In my case I got accepted into the cool kids group because I was one of the first in my class to get a license.

    When they had no more need of me (others started driving) I had to put up with getting chased down by trucks in parking lots, having my parents house paint balled, my car vandalized, getting socked in the face numerous times, and getting thrown down half a flight of stairs to name a few.

    Didn`t have any friends my junior year. Sucked! Made new ones in the senior year. In the end I got a job that had all them that treated me so bad wanting to hang out (porn agent, what a surprise).

    I still think how horrible they treated me and never could understand what makes someone want to treat someone else so badly. 20 yrs past and I still wish I could run into one of them. Thnx for reading.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    February 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    Its part of learning. Just ignore the a-holes and they will move on. When I grew up we were all farm hands and there was not too much of this behavior.
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    Mickets Male 30-39
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    February 23, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    I think this movie will just make the bullies want to bully the bullied even more...
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    February 23, 2012 at 2:15 pm
    @Wraithix, I think you mean "...running ONto one of them..." them :-P

    Here`s an idea... have a school full of bullies! and have the teachers be police officers ... oh wait isn`t that a correctional facility?

    Nah, I don`t know. Growing up in Mexico I never knew bullying, although I hear it`s either catching on, or catching on the US`s advertising against it.
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    tsheriff Male 18-29
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    February 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    heres a solution, say drat off and go tell your god damn principal or a cop
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    thatjimguy Male 30-39
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    February 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    Never work. The whole point of bullying is to show dominance. You think kids are going to voluntarily stop? This is just something for the parents to do to deal with their grief. I feel bad for them, but it`s not going to solve anything.
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    thatjimguy Male 30-39
    458 posts
    February 23, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    @Zumbunny No, "Bowling for Columbine" should be shown in classrooms. Truly, asking kids nicely to stop bullying won`t work.

    Maybe show them what happens when the kids finally snap would?
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    Yeahhhhhhhhh Male 18-29
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    February 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm
    Wow I like how most of this was in Oklahoma.... I grew up there and I can say from personal experience, Bullying is really bad there.
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    PacoP42 Male 13-17
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    February 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm
    approaching the sadistic lil` bastards with "we should all love each other" will not work. only morons would believe they`re doing any good by marching in an anti-bully parade
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    February 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm
    Holy poo, are kids like that in america ?.. Where i come from, there`s bullying too.. I got picked on (surprise surprise) but i was never punched in the face!?.. In fact, i was never physically assaulted at all, and i don`t know of anyone who did, let alone on a regular basis ! :S.. We were always taught that violence isn`t acceptable... It probably happens here too, but it`s in no way common.. There is something seriously wrong with american parents, the educational system, or maybe just your culture in general...
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    insane_ai Male 30-39
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    February 23, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    I just had a conversation with my son`s principal last week about this. He didn`t appreciate the fact tha I give my son permission to beat the living hell out of anyone who puts their hands on him. He really didn`t like it when he told me the teacher was 15 feet away and I criticized her for not controlling the situation when the other kid was mouthing off before attacking my son.

    End result: My son got 2 days off of school, a day at the shooting range, ice cream and taught the punk a lesson he can think about while his eye heals.

    The only way to stop a bully is to beat him senseless in front of those he wishes to dominate with violence.
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    NILE12 Male 18-29
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    February 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm
    You can say do X or do Y but often a lot of these things will not work.
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    NILE12 Male 18-29
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    February 23, 2012 at 3:31 pm
    tommy2X4P: "Its part of learning. Just ignore the a-holes and they will move on. When I grew up we were all farm hands and there was not too much of this behavior."

    Ignoring bullies is not a real answer. Some bullies are persistent btw. You don`t really have much of an idea.
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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    February 23, 2012 at 3:50 pm
    where i`m from, a school of 500 k-12, only the incredibly annoying, stupid, or douchey are left alone and that`s their own fault
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 23, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    @ insane_ai - well done. I agree with the idea of what you told your kid. But some kids are just too small to beat up their antagonists. Still, I`d have liked to see that fight! :-)
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
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    February 23, 2012 at 3:56 pm
    I got picked on as a kid, put in lockers, shoved under the school bus seats, picked last and pushed around by anyone that wanted to broadcast their `awesomness`. Fact is it made me tough as nails, hard as a rock and moral as drat, not to mention determined and a firm believer in eye for an eye let alone leg for an eye. I will not hesitate to stand up for what is right, or act when action is required. You cant stop bullying, its human nature to be the `alpha`. What these kids need is a solution, not an answer, not a free ride, a solution..and a realization of things to come.

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    lilpyrodrgn Female 18-29
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    February 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm
    i agree with insane ai. when I have a children, they`ll have my full permission to kick butt if anyone tries to lay a hand on them. The only way to deal with a bully is to show them you wont put up with their poo.
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    ivoryjak Female 18-29
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    February 23, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    teachers/educators/mentors/parents` attitudes are so important; bullies` activities are tolerated and therefore condoned.
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    February 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm
    I got bullied, I was the bottom of the totem pole. Then I just snapped, and gave one kid a bloody nose, beat the poo out of him. All of a sudden the kids thought I was "cool".

    That`s the way it is, sadly. You gotta give a kid a bloody nose to be respected. I really don`t know if this "social awareness" documentary will do a damn thing.

    Good luck anyways.
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    February 23, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
    -Margaret Mead
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    February 23, 2012 at 6:06 pm
    how do you fight bullying?
    with your fists
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
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    February 23, 2012 at 6:27 pm
    Kaagan, RoboPatton, cyborg, insane_ai, thatjimguy, Solvent, Gerry1of1

    drat all you people suggesting the solution to bullying is to fight back. I`d rather not tell my kids that physical violence solves problems. He might get away with that as a kid, but as an adult that kind of poo is going to get him arrested if not outright killed. My kids should not have to fight back to get an education. That is not a solution to a problem, it`s throwing another pile of poo on top of a pile of poo. Every kid as school needs to keep their damn hands to themselves. Period.

    The solution to bullying is to stop turning a blind-eye to it or accepting it as natural. It should be so ingrained in our society that bullying another individual, for any reason at all, is completely unacceptable. It should be treated with the same level of seriousness and social scorn as a sexual assault.

    This attitude of blaming the victim disgusts me.
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
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    February 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm
    I`d like to see the nerds who made this crap. Cry-babies.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    February 23, 2012 at 7:07 pm
    @Ruffiana bullied, much?
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    February 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm
    I can speak from experience, I was bullied for about 11 of the years I was in school. Fighting back only works if you nail the leader and actually win. Sure I had charges pressed the second time when in high school, but no one ever bothered me again. I did my community service and as an adult have no record. Would I tell my kid to do the same, yes, it is better he can stand up for himself. Adults aren`t going to be any nicer, some people are always bullies.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 23, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    @ Ruffiana - I hear you. Wouldn`t it be lovely if the bullies just kept their hands to themselves. Unfortunately they don`t. And they don`t wait for a teacher to watch to do it. They make sure the adults aren`t around to witness it. Walking away isn`t an option when the bullies block your path.

    No one is blaming the victims of bullying. We`re saying empower them to do act in self-defense. If you were being mugged no one would question your right to defend yourself, but kids in school aren`t allowed to? What kind of sense does that make?
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    TriFlux Male 18-29
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    February 23, 2012 at 8:46 pm
    @ Ruffiana. Its not fighting back, its standing up for yourself. If all you do is try to walk away from a fight that gives them more reason to pick on you since they no your not going to do much about it. and telling parents is useless. if anything it makes the problem worse, bullies find the perfect opportunity to get back at them for being a snitch. kids shouldn`t take words so seriously possibly a good comeback or too. but if it turns physical I see no problem standing up for yourself and fighting back.
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    February 23, 2012 at 8:59 pm
    I have to agree with those who support standing up to bullies. I believed all of that ABC Afterschool Special B.S. they used to pump us full of.

    As a result, my 15 year-old 6` 200lb self became a known "Bully Destroyer", and befriended every nerd, geek and misfit that crossed my path.

    The only way to effectively stop a bully is to beat them into submission. It worked just fine for me, and I gained a few lifelong friends in the process.

    Kids today are generally weak, coddled little milquetoasts. Bullies today have it easy. A target-rich environment where none of the targets will fight back.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    February 23, 2012 at 10:38 pm
    I still have occasional fantasies of beating the crap out of the world`s bullies, just as I did when I was a kid. It doesn`t go with the other thoughts I have, the way I live my life, or the people I care about. But it never really goes away...
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
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    February 24, 2012 at 12:54 am
    Wow. I can relate to this on many many levels. I wish this was around when I was growing up. I kept in all inside and never told my parents what was wrong and eventually it burst out in the worst way possible with me in the hospital for over a week recovering. I don`t blame kids that bully because I really think bullies are absolutely unaware of what they`re doing.

    Educating and encouraging kids to treat others well is important. Letting them know the effect they`re having on an individual they`re singling out is important as well. I`m glad this movie was made. I know bullying won`t stop, but I think this will help. Bravo.
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
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    February 24, 2012 at 12:57 am
    I fought back before. You know what happened? It only got worse. Fighting back only works in movies. Rarely does a real life bully just take your poo and stop. If you show a bully up, it`ll come back to you in spades...
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    arsebanditry Male 40-49
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    February 24, 2012 at 2:30 am
    what can be expected when your own government is the worlds bully...lead by example folks.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 24, 2012 at 7:43 am
    @arsebanditry

    So that`s why there`s so many whiny little Europussies...lead by example and don`t be a bitch.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    February 24, 2012 at 8:00 am
    You want stop bullying? The give every kid a gun.
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    RPossum Male 30-39
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    February 24, 2012 at 8:19 am
    <i>"You want stop bullying? The give every kid a gun"</i>

    Actually guns are not enough. A grenade would be a real deterrent. Who would mess with you if you could lob a grenade? Or rig everyone`s house with explosives...you definitely wouldn`t mess with a child if he could blow up your home and your family at the click of a button. You sir...are a genius!
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    February 24, 2012 at 7:17 pm
    My father would beat down bullies,and thier parents.I have continued that proud tradition with one exception,I go straight to the parents. I have explained on more than one occasion,If my child was hurt,I would pay to have them killed. It worked really well.
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    merielle Female 18-29
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    February 24, 2012 at 9:17 pm
    i attended DODDS (overseas) school from 2-12 grades and ive never seen/experienced this form of bullying. this is really shocking to me and makes me really sad to know this stuff actually goes on and its not just in the movies.
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    ilurk Female 18-29
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    February 25, 2012 at 8:56 am
    I take this to heart. You can`t always fight back and adults do not listen. It`s even worse if you get the same treatment at home.
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    Enjin Male 30-39
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    February 25, 2012 at 11:40 am
    Unless you are going to force all the $hitty parents out there to watch this and somehow miraculously learn empathy and compassion this film does absolutely nothing. Everyone is already aware of bullying, some people are just horrible human beings.
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    banur Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2012 at 12:11 pm
    Oh, yes rigging their houses or giving out guns or grenades is such a great idea except that makes one a brute that relies on violence. From there it`s a small step to request things just because you have power over their lifes.

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