Monday, January 26, 2009

growing up online

the part of this video that affected me the most was the part about the middle school boy who killed himself because of bullies.

my younger brother was bullied a lot in middle school, kids threatened to kill him, and he would come home crying everyday. he eventually had to change schools and from there his life spiraled downward and he has yet to bounce back. i honestly feel like the bullying he was a victim of was a major catalyst in his life and led him to make more and more bad choices in hopes of being accepted and having friends. i feel so lucky that despite all of the problems he was facing he did not do anything drastic like the boy in the film. my heart goes out to him and his family.

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