Teen girl Taylor Hillridge gets a a laptop for her birthday and signs up on a social networking site. She starts to feel alone as her friends ostracize her and she falls victim to ... See full summary »
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Teen girl Taylor Hillridge gets a a laptop for her birthday and signs up on a social networking site. She starts to feel alone as her friends ostracize her and she falls victim to cyberbullying. Written by
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Inaccurate portrayal of cyber-bullying is entertaining but unrealistic
It seems that ABC Family has debuted a new film about the dangers of bullying on the Internet. Even though some valuable points are made, "Cyberbully" is strictly for entertainment. Perhaps the movie would be brilliant as a black comedy, as Taylor Hillridge tells her best friend that she "can't get the cap off," which is almost undoubtedly bound to be remembered as a staple in television comedy. In fact, at points, the film is so ridiculous that it nearly seemed to have been made as a black comedy. "Cyberbully" also has mediocre direction and a plain script, even though the acting performance of Emily Osment is definitely worthy of praise. The portrayal of cyber-bullying is completely unrealistic, where the main character signs up for a website that apparently doesn't allow you to even delete posted comments. When she should just delete her account, "it's too late" is used as an excuse. When she should just block the profile of anybody she doesn't like, the website seems not to have a blocking option. This is completely inaccurate, as most social networking websites will let you delete comments, block profiles of people, and report spam comments. "Cyberbully" has convincing acting and entertainment, as well as good messages, but is unrealistic and unintentionally humorous at times, which overshadows the redeeming qualities.
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