Sadly, some students are so traumatized by being bullied that they become very depressed.
Miserable and unable to communicate their dilemma to anyone, they feel their situation is hopeless and sometimes commit suicide.
Drawing: Mi Hye Ahn
Dawn-Marie, a 14-year old girl in Canada was relentlessly bullied by three teenage girls who were her classmates.
She committed suicide and left a suicide note in which she said she was taking her life because of the bulllying and named the three girls. Later, the girls were tried for bullying.
A documentary film was made to document this bullying incident. The film tells Dawn-Marie's story and explores in depth the consequences of bullying and the link between school bullying and victim suicide.
Quote from film cover:
"No one heard her cry for help."
Read a plot summary of the film: Rats & Bullies.
Send your thoughts.
- Do you think it is a good idea to document a real-life bullying tragedy in a movie? Why or why not?
- What should be done to prevent bullying incidents in schools?
- What are your thoughts about the link between bullying and suicide?