I waited until I could watch with my (3) kids to give my overall opinion and review of this special movie!! with extra special pre-teen insight & input LOL when I got the questions answered which were many I realized that my kids had understood how hurtful CyberBullying really is for the victims…
For younger kids it is a little difficult to explain some of the plot, but for the most part it was a very well acted and right on when it comes the Crime of CyberBullying!!
Plot: The film follows Taylor Hillridge (Emily Osment), a teenage girl who receives a computer for her birthday from her mom (Kelly Rowan). Taylor is excited by the independence of going online without her mother always watching her. However, Taylor soon finds herself the victim of cyber-bullying while visiting a social website. She becomes afraid to face her friends, including her best friend Samantha (Kay Panabaker), and is pushed to a breaking point. Taylor’s mom learns from the incident and takes on the school system and state legislation to prevent others from going through the same problem as her daughter.
Praise and highlights for the ABC Family movie: Cyberbully
Emily Osment’s new flick, Cyberbully, is more than just an ABC Family movie. It’s actually the highlight of a new initiative called Delete Digital Drama from ABC Family and Seventeen mag.
Launching this summer, Seventeen will feature a multi-page story in the August issue of the magazine, which will include stories from readers and ABC Family talent about their own experiences with bullying.
In addition to the movie, Emily, 19, will also appear in a new PSA which will direct viewers to StompoutBullying.org, providing a direct resource for viewers and readers to reach out for help, if necessary. Read more
Movie’s Main Recommendations for parents and teens: Stomp Out Bullying
I RECOMMEND Everyone (parent) watch this movie with their children… and take the time after to listen to all the questions and responses to the consequences and attitudes the kids experience through out the movie… It was very well acted and portrayed the Cyberbully actions extremely well!!!
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