I showed this to my Developmental Psychology college class today. The SPLC provides the DVD with a booklet to use with students and educators for free. It is a very valuable resource so check to see if your school has it and if not, pass on the link to them and encourage them to order it. And making a donation is nice too :)
TW: it is a very moving story and the violence is reenacted but it still gave me chills to watch it (the 4th time when I haven’t even experienced bullying on this level myself).
Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case That Made History
Bullied is a documentary film that chronicles one student’s ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies and offers an inspiring message of hope to those fighting harassment today. It can become a cornerstone of anti-bullying efforts in middle and high schools.
- A 40-minute documentary film (DVD), with closed captioning and with Spanish subtitles
- A two-part viewer’s guide with standards-aligned lesson plans and activities for use in staff development
- Additional materials online
Bullied is designed to help administrators, teachers and counselors create a safer school environment for all students, not just those who are gay and lesbian. It is also intended to help all students understand the terrible toll bullying can take on its victims, and to encourage students to stand up for their classmates who are being harassed.
Bullied has been endorsed by the NEA.
Note: Limit of one kit per school.
“This film is powerful, important and extremely realistic. It provides teachers with a rare opportunity to address bullying in a real and meaningful way.” — Lee Cutler, Secretary/Treasurer, New York State United Teachers
Bullied has been endorsed by Charles Haynes, Senior Scholar at the First Amendment Center; Kevin Gogin, Program Coordinator, Support Services for LGBT Youth, San Francisco Unified School District; Sandra Lee Fewer, Commissioner, San Francisco Unified School District and these organizations: Alabama Safe Schools Coalition, Anti-Defamation League, Committee for Children, Encompass, Fortunate Families, GLSEN,Groundspark, Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition, National Safe Schools Coalition, NEA, New York State United Teachers, PFLAG National and Welcoming Schools/HRC.