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Transcript of Bullying:
(Upon hearing of Sedwick's suicide) (Ortiz)
Did YOU Know...?
The Roots of Bullying
The Wickedness of Man's Heart
The Rapid Progress of Technology
Covering Up Bullying Is Useless
The Indifference of Authority
"Kids will be kids, boys will be boys; they're just cruel at this age."
-Murray County School Official (Bully)
What is Bullying?
Bullying: A Growing Dilemma
A power imbalance (real or imagined)
Unwanted, agressive behavior
"[Bullying] is not a major autarchic concerning the [Murray County] schools."
-Vicki Reed, Murray County superintendent (Bully)
The Fruit of Bullying
On September 9th, 2013, Rebecca Sedwick jumped from an abandoned concrete silo, ending her own
life after enduring a year of bullying.
Tyler Long: April 25, 1992 - October 17, 2009
After seven years of being constantly bullied, Tyler of Murray County hung himself by a belt in his own closet.
Alex Libby was bullied relentlessly from elementary school. Fortunately, his parents took action when no one else would.
Today, Alex is an exuberant freshman at Edmond Memorial High School, Oklahoma, and a spokesperson for bullied children,
"My daughter's a good girl, and I'm 100% sure that whatever they're saying about my daughter is not true."
-Father of Guadalupe Shaw (Ortiz)
"You're messed up."
In the evil of man's heart, the cruelty of bullying
is nurtured and developed.
"You're messed up."
Through the foolish words and actions of human beings, these words are shipped out.
Covering up bullying is USELESS
Ignoring it and hoping it will die out is USELESS
It must be stopped at its roots: the heart of mankind...
not only the hearts of the bullies...
but also the hearts of the
Why Is Bullying Spreading
Ortiz, Erik. "Parents of Teen Charged in Death of Cyberbullied Florida Girl Claims Her Account Was Hacked." NY Daily News. New York Daily News,
16 Oct. 2013. Web. 16 Jan. 2014.
Bully. Dir. Lee Hirsch. The Weinstein Company,