The month of October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. During this month, thousands of schools, communities, organizations, and individuals will come together to release new resources, campaigns, and efforts aimed at raising awareness for bullying prevention.

 

Some say what is Bullying? Bullying is unwanted aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.

 

Bullying includes actions such as:  Making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. It can harm someone physically, emotionally and academically.

 

The damaging effects of bullying do not stop at the individual, and in fact, negatively impacts peers, families, schools and even neighborhoods.
How does bullying affect health? Bullying can result in physical injury, social and emotional distress and even death. Victimized youth are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties and poor school adjustment.

 

A courageous group of over 75 people came together under the leadership of award winning film director Matthew Marshall and his production company m & s Marshall Productions in association with IME films to bring to life a script Marshall wrote on the topic of Bullying.

The ensemble core group of cast includes: Katie Ostojic, Morgan Flanagan, Elina Lattanzio, Marley Cabral, Helena Rose, Mary Ellen Herder, Corina Leatherdale,  Aaliyah Paul,  Judy Cormier, Dina Jasim, Max Steinberg,  Elizabeth Harden, Tiandra Edwards, Ian James Smith, April Booth, Kayla Hope Felker, Lesley Chapman, Jamie Rainbird,  Serena Webber, Brooklyn Pritchard, Kailey Dennis, Mallaidh Pouti, Melissa Ramos,  Jerry Ziler, Kyra Ramos, Kendal Cabral, Rob Herder, Tracey Bell, Emma Lee Willsie, Anna Victoria Faklan, plus many more cast and crew that are too many to list

 

What come out of this was the filming of a short film that changed lives, brought people together to opening talk about the issue of bullying and shined a light on this serious social issue that is effecting the youth and teens of today.  The film is currently in post-production. But that doesn’t mean people can’t talk about the issue of Bullying and how the making of film has already changed people and affected lives.

 

October is a great time to help raise awareness for this important issue, but one month of awareness is not enough everyone needs to work hard all year to do what you can to prevent bullying.  Share your story on Facebook and Twitter and tell us what you’re doing to prevent bullying in your community.

 

The cast and crew of the production would like everyone who is dealing with or suffering with bullying in their lives to know…. You are not alone.

 

Look for more information about the film in the coming months and check out the film on IMDb at

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6156436/combined

 

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