Cyberbully

Cyberbully

DVD - 2012
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Taylor Hillridge is a seventeen-year-old girl who falls victim to online bullying. Taylor receives a computer for her birthday and soon finds herself the victim of betrayal and bullying while on a social website. Afraid to face her peers at school (including her best friends), she is pushed to an extreme breaking point. Taylor's mom takes on the school system and state legislation to help others from going through similar ordeals.
Publisher: [United States] : ABC Family, [2012].
ISBN: 9780766255975
0766255972
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.

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HPL_Waterdown_Staff Mar 15, 2014

This is a very good example of how bullying can start and gives some good ideas on how it can be stopped.

CIASTAR Mar 24, 2013

EXCELLENTTTTT. I LOVE HOW THIS MOVIE SHOW JUST HOW POWERFUL WORDS REALLY ARE. FROM A PERSON WHO USE TO BE BULLIED AS A CHILD I KNOW ALL THE EMOTIONS THAT COMES WITH THE TERRITORY SO I COULD REALLY FEEL THE REASONS FOR HER TEARS WHICH MADE IT A GREAT FILM.

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Bookworm_112
Feb 27, 2013

This is a really great movie for those of you who mysterys and a shocking ideas......

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nim232
Feb 27, 2013

I found this movie really good, its a movie all teenagers should watch.

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madRubicante
Jan 23, 2013

Terrible movie. The acting was terrible, the characters were terrible, the soundtrack and editing was terrible. I didn't feel any sense of compassion towards any of the main characters (privileged, snarky, unsympathetic, and self-absorbed). Plus...Taylor may be a child since she can't even open the childproof bottle of pills. Seriously? A teenager that can't even open a pill bottle? This is the person that we're rooting for? I laughed. I couldn't help it.

Just because I hated this movie doesn't mean that cyber bullying doesn't exist. Cyber bullying is a huge issue for some teenagers. Bullying itself is a huge issue for some teenagers. There are some that have committed suicide because of it. But instead of telling a story of a true sympathetic character (so self-absorbed and privileged) that overcomes the feelings of insecurity, refuses to be a victim, and challenges the system, it plays out as "the internet is the problem!". Maybe if we gave a better example of *how* to deal with bullying (internally and externally) it would've been a greater effort. But nope, all the internet's fault. Burn the witch.

Bully has been around before the internet. Her friend was a jerk, the internet didn't magically make her say terrible things about Taylor - it was her, all her. By regulating the internet, it does not solve the problem. Yes, because of the anonymity people are more likely to bully because they feel like they can get away with it, but it just doesn't solve the problem in a whole. There is a delete button on facebook. Or maybe not go on facebook at all. Privacy isn't a bad thing.

So, those are my thoughts. It was a terrible movie, but the over-acting and the pill part made me laugh. Just because it's a movie about a sensitive issue doesn't automatically make it a good movie.

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smurray13
Aug 29, 2012

An after school special that was painful to watch. Do not watch this unless you're 12 or younger.

MrDrProfessorPatrick Aug 27, 2012

A really amazing movies. I hope more teens watch this and take into account the hidden gravity in seemingly innocent online communications. This movie does an incredible job at portraying this fairly realistically. It really moved me.

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shaira13
Aug 09, 2012

this is such a great movie. this should be showed in schools, so that students will have an idea about cyber bullying, how its prevented and how to control it.. :)

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martinch
Jul 25, 2012

This was an amazing movie and made me cry.it really made me realize this stuff happens in real life and we dont realize it.

JINGNA_1 Jun 24, 2012

sad.....

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MrDrProfessorPatrick Aug 27, 2012

You're in tears after one day...SHUT IT DOWN.

Ólive Jun 17, 2012

dont believe what they say....believe in yourself

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

dont believe what they say....believe in yourself

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

should i send anything private in the internet or should i be safe in the internet?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

use common sense before you do something in the internet

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

dont listen to your bad peers listen to the good peers

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

stay safe and have common sense

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

be careful in the internet......you dont what could be out there

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

never dare give up that fight

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

push your problems away

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Ólive Jun 17, 2012

The film follows Taylor Hillridge, a teenage girl who receives a computer for her birthday from her mom. At first, Taylor is excited by the independence of going online without her mother always watching her. Taylor soon finds herself the victim of cyberbullying when she becomes a member of a social website. Things begin to go wrong when Taylor's brother hacks into her account and posts a defamatory message about his sister. Students at school write horrid comments about her and she becomes afraid to face her friends including her best friend Samantha. The abuse that Taylor receives from the hands of her schoolmates pushes her to a breaking point. Taylor almost commits suicide by overdosing with pills, but cannot get the cap off, and is sent to a hospital. 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.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

The film follows Taylor Hillridge, a teenage girl who receives a computer for her birthday from her mom. At first, Taylor is excited by the independence of going online without her mother always watching her. Taylor soon finds herself the victim of cyberbullying when she becomes a member of a social website. Things begin to go wrong when Taylor's brother hacks into her account and posts a defamatory message about his sister. Students at school write horrid comments about her and she becomes afraid to face her friends including her best friend Samantha. The abuse that Taylor receives from the hands of her schoolmates pushes her to a breaking point. Taylor almost commits suicide by overdosing with pills, but cannot get the cap off, and is sent to a hospital. 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.

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MrDrProfessorPatrick Aug 27, 2012

MrDrProfessorPatrick thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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