Stand Up to Cyberbullying – Submit The Documentary #NoBystanders

by Susan

Cyberbullying must stop.

We need to stand up and take action against this unfair imbalance of power that destroys lives. A new movie called Submit The Documentary explores the dangerous and growing trend of brutal cyberbullying and calls us to action.

Submit the Documentary

The documentary brings students, teachers, administrators, lawyers and politicians together to discuss the problem and possible solutions.

Watch The Movie Here

Watch the entire movie for free below…

The Exponential Power of Cyberbullying

Unlike traditional bullies, cyberbullies have many more ways to attack victims.

Online a cyberbully can…

  1. Publish degrading messages,
  2. Spread digitally altered photos,
  3. Impersonate the victim,
  4. Assume the victim’s social identity, and
  5. Affect their relationships with others.

A cyberbully is at a distance to their victim and the false security of anonymity increases the number and severity of attacks.

The number of bystanders witnessing and potentially joining in a cyber attack can explode exponentially. It is more important now than ever that we reach out to educate and empower bystanders to become upstanders and stop an attack when they see it.

Join The Movement

This is an enormous issue, but we cannot give up hope. In the film, Georgia Congressman, John Lewis, speaks out…

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“There is a culture of bullying in America…

I don’t understand why we have to be so disrespectful of our fellow human beings.

We can change, but it must be a sense of movement… of community. Whether it’s in our schools, our religious institutions or our larger communities. We can stop it and we must stop it.”

John Lewis
Georgia Congressman

Take Action

Watch the movie. Talk about it with your kids. Share it with your friends.

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Follow Submit the Documentary on Twitter @SubmitTheDoc and on Facebook as SubmitTheDoc

Find more help on our Bullying Resource Page and our Stop Bullying Pinterest Board.

 

Stand up and spread the word… Let there be #NoBystanders.

 
Disclosure: We were compensated for our time in reviewing the movie and preparing this post.
 
Written by Susan of 5 Minutes for Mom
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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Power My Life November 4, 2013 at 9:52 am

Thank you for taking action and sharing this with the public. It is important for parents to be aware of this issue. We also like to post about family-related topics, which can be found on our blog at PowerMyLifeTX.com.

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