What experiences have you had with bullying?
My experiences with bullying are mild but it’s usually when people think my ideas are stupid or that I’m told to move or get up from my seat so someone else can sit there. Some kids tend to think that they are a better than most of the other kids. Often kids picked on by others because of their social status.
How do you feel about bullying?
I think that bullying is a problem in all schools. There is always someone who thinks it’s fun to pick on people. For most people, bullying affects them for a long period. However, some forms aren’t as serious but either way, it’s still a problem because it lowers people's self confidence.
What have you learned about bullying from this project?
I learned that boys tend to be more physical with their bullying and are straighter to the point than girls are. Girls seem to gossip a lot more and are often not honest with what they have said. I didn’t think that there was much of a difference before, but this project has taught me otherwise.
Film Project Experience
What do you think of this project?
(9/5/07) I think this project is a great way to show people what bullying is really like. Most adults think it‘s something completely different that it really is. For this movie, we get to talk about things that have really happened to us and the director, Chris Faull, is going to make a script from it all.
How has the project been so far?
So far, we have been talking about the most common types of bullying.
(9/7/07) We have also been talking about the most hurtful types of bullying. I think this project is going really well and that the movie is going to look great.
What are your hopes and expectations for the coming weeks?
During the up-coming weeks, I hope to be able to interview the cast and do some behind the scenes camera work. I really look forward to it because I love cameras and I think it would be cool. I also really want to interview teachers to hear about what they have to say about bullying.