JCS Presents The Bully Project

Post date: Sep 13, 2013 11:59:33 PM

This month at Joseph Charter School, 7th -12th grade students will be learning just how damaging bullying can be to others. The students will be taking part in a national movement to Stand for the Silent and do their part to stop bullying. The first activity planned will be the showing of the critically acclaimed major motion picture, Bully. The film is rated PG-13 and permission slips have been sent home to all parents regarding the film.

The film showcases three schools in Sioux City, Iowa and follows real students who have been targets for bullies. The footage is raw and depicts real life situations for students. It is a truly an eye opening film and has been viewed by over a million students, teachers, and parents across the nation. The film will be presented by Mrs. Julie Garland, our school counselor and Natural Helpers club adviser. She will be on hand to help students with tools to "stand up" for themselves and others in positive ways.

All JCS staff members, K-12, viewed this film as part of an in-service training on bullying. After the film, staff agreed that our students should also see this film. While JCS does not have a huge bullying problem, all students can learn how their words and actions affect others. We hope that students will take to heart the message Bully provides and treat all people with kindness and respect.

To learn more about the movie and the Bully Project, click here.