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Film Released for Schools, Communities to Address Bullying in Honor of National Bullying Prevention Month

New Film Released for Schools and Communities to Help Address Bullying in Honor of National Bullying Prevention Month

Today marks the start of National Bullying Prevention Month, and Dream Factory Entertainment has released a new film through Google Play called "How to Beat a Bully." The film will soon be available to anti-bullying organizations and schools and is intended to open the dialogue on bullying in a humorous and entertaining way.

"How to Beat a Bully" is described by the makers as a a "'Home Alone' type comedy with an anti-bullying theme."

"So many stories of bullying are distressing, upsetting or sad, the filmmakers wanted to create a story that is fun and entertaining and, in a positive way, share the message to help stop bullying. The movie has lots of laughs, yet it highlights a subject that is a serious one for many children, tweens and teens today," the company said in a statement.

The filmmakers intend to make the film available for schools, anti-bullying organizations and churches for the benefit of young adults to enjoy and learn from.

The film is just one of the many ways organizations are getting together to participate in the start of National Bullying Prevention Month.

Other endeavors launched for this month include the Together Against Bullying (TAG) campaign, coming soon to help individuals "tag" each other with stickers to raise awareness and show support for bully prevention. 

Coming up towards the end of the month, Oct. 21, is National Unity Day. National Unity Day has been sponsored by PACER, the official organizer of National Bullying Prevention Month, since 2011.

On this day, schools and communities are encouraged to wear the color orange to show support for bullying prevention.

"...everyone can come together—in schools, communities, and online — and send one large ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity to show that we are united against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion" said Pacer.org

Find out more ways to get involved here.

Article by Nicole Gorman, Education World Contributor

10/01/2015

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