THE FILM BULLYA SOCIAL ACTION CAMPAIGN POWERED BY
ABOUT THE FILM BULLY tells the stories of ﬁve brave families that challenge viewers to move from shock and resignation about bullying to action, transforming schools and communities into places where empathy and respect are valued and bullying is unacceptable. “Successful L.A. Figures Joined 6,500 LAUSD Students to Watch ‘Bully’” “Moving...powerfully illuminates the emergence of a movement.” Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa“I got to see it last night and I can tell you it’s powerful. As a father, as someone who operates schools, as someone who is committed to protecting our kids, this is anopportunity for people to realize that there are 13 million kids who are bullied. That’s 13 million too many.”
AMERICA’S BULLYING CRISIS Each year bullying impacts more than 13 MILLION KIDS in America. Beyond the headlines and on the front lines, the bully, the bullied and the bystander all suffer. Stunted mental and emotional development Lower school attendance and more likely to drop out of school More likely to suffer from depression The Bully Project (TBP), the ﬁlm’s social action campaign, utilizes More likely to attempt suicide the reach of BULLY and equips students, parents, and educators Inability to develop meaningful relationships with awareness raising and activating tools to transform their classrooms and local communities into bully- free zones.
‘1 Million Kids’ is an effort to ensure that enough young people in the US are introduced to BULLY and participate in our campaign to cause a shift in consciousness and on our school campuses. 1 CHILD MATTERS, 1 MILLION MAKE A DIFFERENCE 1 Million Kids delivers expert materials andBy working with local superintendents training for educatorsand principals, we will deliver 1 million on how to integratejunior and senior high school students the urgent messageand their teachers to the theater to of the ﬁlm into theirsee the ﬁlm and provide ways for them classrooms, andto engage intimately with the issue. provides outlets for students and parents to respond to personal incidents of bullying.
FACING HISTORY THE PROJECT IS WORKING 1 MILLION YOUNG YOUNG VIEWERS CANAND OURSELVES WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS PEOPLE WILL SEE THE RESPOND IN LOTS OF WAYSHAS DEVELOPED A TO LOCATE DISCOUNTED FILM IN MOVIE THEATERS THEBULLYPROJECT.COM,CUSTOMIZED SCREENING TRANSPORTATION TO AND AND PARTICIPATE FACEBOOK, AND UTILIZINGGUIDE AND TEACHER FROM THE THEATER AND IN STIMULATING OUR TOOLKITS TO BECOMETRAINING WORKSHOP FREE OR DISCOUNTED DISCUSSIONS THAT HELP AN UPSTANDER INSTEAD OFAS A FOLLOW UP TO TICKETS FACILITATED THEM PROCESS THEIR A BYSTANDER!POST-SCREENING THROUGH OUR PARTNER EXPERIENCE.DISCUSSIONS. DONORSCHOOSE.ORG.
ABOUT1 Million Kids Educational ComponentFacing History and Ourselves is an international educational and professional development organization whose mission is to engage students ofdiverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and in-formed citizenry. Facing History and Ourselves is the Bully Project’s leading educational partner, and has developed a comprehensive curriculumfor educators.The goal of 1 Million Kids is ultimately to foster empathy, action, and a cultural shift in school climate. The educational component is critical tothis mission. As part of the 1 Million Kids initiative, educators participate in the online Facing History and Ourselves facilitators training, and arethen prepared to lead a robust discussion and training with students following the ﬁlm screening.To date, 7,500 educators have participating in Facing History and Ourselves BULLY training.http://safeschools.facinghistory.org/
ABOUTDonorsChoose.org has raised over $116 million for over 6.6 million students. Mission: Engage the public in public schools by giving people a simple, accountable and personal way to address educational inequity. Vision: A nation where children in every community have the tools and experiences needed for an excellent education. Teachers You Students Ask Choose Learn http://www.donorschoose.org/about/impact.html 1 Million Kids’ partnership with DonorsChoose.org to date has resulted in 357 projects and 74,903 students in 56 different cities.
IMPACT “We have already begun to see changes in our students. One student went up to another right after the movie to apologize for the way she had treated the other student in the past. Another student admitted to a teacher that he realized he has sometimes shown bully-like behavior. We’ve also seen a higher awareness of bullying behavior. If a student is teasing someone, either the student being teased or another student is much more likely to speak up and point out that behavior as bullying. As a teacher, I try to make my classroom a safe, bully-free environment, but the movie has pushed me to think about this even more and try to improve how I handle conﬂict between students. The movie has not solved all of our problems, but seeing it has really helped us and our students make changes that we know will last well into the future.” - 1 Million Kid Teacher Participant I am 11 years old. My whole 6th grade class saw the Bully movie and dedicated a whole day to discussing it. I saw the movie 3 days before the ﬁeld trip and found it so touching I cried almost the whole time. I have been bullied before and I know how it fells. I have been called gay, fat, ugly etc. I used to get really upset about it but now I move on and say “I DON’T care what they think. I care what I think!” You are so brave to be a part of the Bully movie! I applaud you for being such a brave person you are what the world needs more of. At my school’s discussions you were by far the most talked about person your story has inspired so many kids at my school and I feel that bullying has decreased at my school, it’s still there but less of it. You change people. KEEP ON FIGHTING YOU WILL WIN AND YOU ALREADY HAVE BEAT SO MANY PEOPLE. YOU ROCK!!! GO KELBY GO!!! P.S. - You have helped me mature so much as a person. P.P.S - This movie needs to be shown to all 7.6 billion members of this planet. - 1 Million Kids Student Participant
TBP RESOURCE AND RESPONSE TOOLSET AN ONLINE HUB PROVIDING LOCAL INFORMATION AND SUPPORT, AND A PLAN OF ACTION FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS TO RESPOND TO 2 THE ONLINE BULLYING IN THEIR SCHOOLS. TOOLSET THAT PROVIDES: 1RESPONSE: IMMEDIATE handle them. facilitated by Facing History and Ourselves. created with the North American Alliance of Child Helplines. has established a common forum to share problems and exercise sympathy. story on causes.com, taking the dosomething.org census, or by standing up to bullying taking place. take a stand in creative ways, including making their own anti-bullying PSA’s and starting their own empathy projects.
PROJECT FUNDERSLONG-TERM SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL CHANGE REQUIRES A SHARED VISION AND FUELED BY PARTNER COLLABORATION.THE POWER OF STORY DRAWS TOGETHER AUDIENCES. BULLY HAS BROUGHT TOGETHER AN EXTRAORDINARY GROUP OFFUNDERS AND PARTNERS. ®PARTNERS TM HUMAN RIGHTS C A M PA I G N NSCC National School Climate Center