What’s your take on this?




Why not make this deal with the moviegoers in your life?  If you go see The Hunger Games you will see The Bully Project too.  If you only choose one movie to see in the near future, make it The Bully Project.

Let’s support this important global message. Every person deserves to feel safe.

Published by patriciasands

Patricia Sands lives in Toronto, Canada when she isn't somewhere else, particularly the south of France. With a happily blended family of seven adult children and, at last count, six grandchildren, life is full and time is short. Beginning with her first Kodak Brownie camera at the age of six, she has told stories all of her life through photography. Much to her surprise a few years ago, she began to write and has now published three novels, including two that are part of a six-book series set in the south of France. Love France? Love her work! Check out her website www.patriciasandsauthor.com She is particularly drawn to the rewarding friendships of women and the challenges many embrace once their families are grown. "It's never too late to begin something new," she enthuses. "As the saying goes, just do it!"

26 thoughts on “What’s your take on this?

  1. I’m all for seeing the Bully Project. My niece, a high school fine arts and photography teacher, started a project with her students (the only one of its kind in our medium size city) called Stop The Hate Spread The Hope that has done wonderful things for kids who are victims of bullying and for those who need to know how wrong it is.

    The Hunger Games movie is graphically violent and offers no real reason for the behavior of the teens. I would think the author would be terribly disappointed in this adaptation. It doesn’t give anything positive for teens to take away, unlike the book, imho.

    1. Kudos to your niece, Marcia. I would love to feature her on my blog sometime. Let me know if she is interested. It’s people like her who are taking the initiative to stare down bullying that are making a difference!
      I can’t comment on The Hunger Games books since I haven’t read them (no time!) but out of curiosity I will in time. However I have not been impressed with anything I have read about the movie.

  2. My son is now in middle school, where he is starting to experience this. I will definitely have him watch the Bully Project.

  3. Thanks for promoting this, Patricia. I have to admit my bias: I’m totally out of the Hunger Games loop – haven’t read the books, don’t care about the film – and am painfully aware of the devastation of bullying. What’s particularly maddening to me in this is the rating disconnect – Hunger Games is PG-13, and the MPAA wanted to make Bully an R? I understand the director decided to release it unrated, but how unbelievably galling – the material is deemed inappropriate, yet children experience this trauma every day, with adults/teachers/ institutions failing to act! GAH.

    *deep breath* I know you get all this, Patricia, and apologize for the rant on your post. Thanks for your work in looking out for others. 🙂

    1. Oh, it’s great to hear your rant! We need to express these views. The MPAA decision certainly is hard to understand. The more we can encourage people to see Bully, the better.

  4. OMG luv this Patricia. I can’t wait to see the Bully Project and will share this everywhere I can!! So important…tks for sharing it with us…from your mouth to God’s ears!

  5. Reblogged this on Natalie Hartford and commented:
    A very important message to spread around the world. The Bully Project is out in select theatres and is a “must see” for all of us. Spread the word. As Patricia so eloquently said “Lets support this important global message. Every person deserves to feel safe!”

  6. Thank you for promoting this. I hadn’t even heard of this movie but now, I want to take my kids. SO important!

  7. Great post! I’m definitely not interested in the Hunger Games and can’t really comment on the books or the movie although the story sounds disturbing. But isn’t that what dystopia is about?

    Bullying is such an important topic and I’m glad that it is being talked about. At my daughter’s elementary school, there are anti-bullying signs everywhere. And lately, I noticed that some student artwork has gone up about it so students are obviously discussing it in their classes.

    My daughter is only 4 years old but every now and then, I check with her teacher about the kind of socializing she does. I don’t know what scares me more: my daughter becoming a bully or being bullied.

    By the way, I really like your negotiation suggestion.

    1. Thanks, Patricia. I’m still scratching my head over the popularity of The Hunger Games – kids reading/watching kids kill kids? Huh? No wonder we have some of the problems we do. Hopefully there is a deeper message in the books and I’ll read them in time so I get an understanding of that.
      But when you compare the two films, why wouldn’t you choose Bully?
      I know you will keep an eye on how things are your daughter’s school. Every good parent should do just that.

  8. Saw this reblogged at Natalie’s blog. This is a great idea. I don’t get the appeal of The Hunger Games, no matter how strong the characters are. Bullying is so scary, and with a young child, I constantly worry. She’s fine right now and fits in with everyone, but what will happen as she gets older? Will she withdraw into herself like I did, and will that cause her problems?

    I think it’s vital every kid see The Bully Project. Great post!

    1. Thanks for your comment, Stacy. As parents we certainly do want to ensure our children don’t experience any bullying. If you have time, please pass on the message about Bully. It’s one way we can do our part.

  9. I haven’t yet seen either film, but I have seen the effects on children that bullying can have and it can be devastating. All parents and schools have a responsibility to be constantly on the lookout for signs. Anything that spreads the word is a very worthwhile project! Thanks Patricia.

    1. I’m not sure if it is out in the UK yet. It only opens here this week so please do watch for it and spread the message when your community is able to view it. Thanks!

    1. Angela, BULLY is such an important film. I cry just watching the trailer but it has a message we all have a responsibility to support and share. Thanks for helping!

  10. Hi Patricia,

    I reblogged this off of Natalie’s blog. It’s important to get kids to watch the film, but I feel parents need to see it too. Sometimes, bullying behavior is learned at home. Parents need to ask themselves, “What if that was my kid?”

    1. August, that’s such a compliment coming from you! You are constantly posting about important issues and also offer a wealth of valuable information each and every time. Thanks for helping to spread the word about BULLY!

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