Parents Talk: Will You Encourage Your Child to See the Movie 'Bully'?
In this week's Parents Talk, we ask parents if they'll encourage their children to see the movie "Bully."
There are few things more on topic in schools and with students today than the issue of bullying.
No matter the age, no matter the grade, it's something everyone seems to be talking about.
Take, for instance, the movie "Bully" scheduled to hit theatres across the country this weekend.
"Bully" is a documentary by filmmaker Lee Hirsch that shows the harsh reality of bullying. Five students were filmed for the movie including one former Iowan.
Alex Libby was a seventh-grader at Sioux City East Middle School in Sioux City when the movie was filmed in 2009. It documented Libby's struggle with school yard bullies who sought him out because he had Asperger's Syndrome, a mild form of autism.
Earlier this year, it was announced that the movie would be rated R due to foul language and violence. After lobbying the ratings board, Weinstein Co., the film's producer, agreed to release an edited version with a PG-13 rating.
With the new PG-13 rating, will you encourage your child to see the movie? Had the movie still maintained a R rating, would you have given your child permission and/or accompanied them to the film? Tell us in the comments.