Thursday, September 12, 2013

"Bully" by Lee Hirsch

“Bully” By Lee Hirsch calls forth the idea that bullying is becoming an epidemic in the U.S because young kids that are being bullied are now starting to take their own lives.  All across the U.S kids are being bullied everyday and it is starting to get worse and worse. It has come to the forefront in many small backwoods american towns.  Where nothing is being done to stop or even fight bullying. Bullying needs to stop in all of these small towns and even in the larger ones because now that it has come to the point where kids are taking their own lives it is unacceptable.
Bully”  By Lee Hirsch correctly portrays the struggle that kids are going through with bullies and being bullied in both small backwoods towns and inner city schools.  It is at a point now that kids are beginning to take their own lives.  Nothing is being done to help this problem, teachers are just shrugging it off as kids will be kids and that they are just flat out mean.  Trusted school officials such as a school resource officer are really not doing anything to help or stop this conflict amongst the students. Even the police are not getting involved as much as they should when kids are getting beat up and jammed into lockers and physically harmed then that becomes assault and battery and there are and should be charges that are applied to kids who do this.  In the video it also states that fellow students are doing nothing about bullying or standing up for kids that are bullied.  The theme of the film “Bully” I believe is as it is stated in the last line, “It all starts with one” all it takes is one or two people to actually show that they care and that the kids that are being bullied are not alone then pretty soon others will stand up as well and soon after that then you have a army of people that can help stop bullying and help the kids that are being bullied. Bullying is not a thing to be taken lightly and it has a deep affect on the kids that it happens to and it has reached a point where it needs to stop because kids have began to take their own lives and that is not acceptable.