Monday, July 18, 2011

Cyberbully - The Movie


ABC Family

Emily Osment, Kay Panabaker


Summary: (online)
Cyberbully follows Taylor Hillridge (Emily Osment), a teenage girl who falls victim to online bullying, and the cost it takes on her as well as her friends and family. Taylor is a pretty seventeen-year-old student dealing with her parents' recent divorce and painfully aware of her lower social status in high school. When her mom gives her a computer for her birthday, Taylor is excited by the prospect of going online to meet new friends without her mother always looking over her shoulder. However, Taylor soon finds herself the victim of betrayal and bullying while visiting a popular social website. Obsessed with the damaging posts, she begins to withdraw from her family and friends, including her life-long best friend, Samantha Caldone (Kay Panabaker). Tormented and afraid to face her peers at school, Taylor is pushed to an extreme breaking point. It is only after this life-changing event that Taylor learns that she is not alone – meeting other teens, including a classmate, who have had similar experiences. Taylor's mom, Kris (Kelly Rowan), reels from the incident and takes on the school system and state legislation to help prevent others from going through the same harrowing ordeal as her daughter.© ABC Family

My Rating:
My Thoughts:
Wow. This movie proves that there is a serious problem about Cyberbulling and it needs to be stopped. Taylor just got an online profile and immediately it becomes hacked and the bullying begins. Even after she recovers it, people still continue to write nasty things on her wall and say hurtful things to her in school. It gets so bad she tries to commit suicide. After going to support groups, she finally gets help with the bullying and stands up to Lindsay, one of her tourmentors.
This is a very emotional and intense movie but I strongly suggest that everyone watch it. People need to know that words do hurt and bullying - wether online or in person - is unacceptable.
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