Jessica Burns enlists the help of her best friend, Brian, in order to document the relentless harassment she's received from her former friend, Avery Keller, one of South Brookdale High School's most popular students.
The story is about Amber, a mean popular girl who gets electrocuted and dies and is not allowed to enter into heaven unless she helps the least popular girl in school become Prom Queen within a week, but things do not go as planned.
Dawn Cottrell (Peterson) seems like a typical sixteen-year-old girl, but she has a very dangerous secret. Unable to express her true feelings, whenever Dawn is upset she grabs a knife and cuts herself.
Katie (Lucy Hale) and Sara (Phoebe Strole) have been friends since childhood. They enter college together, where Katie is a prized legacy candidate for the Delta sorority, which was ... See full summary »
After a blurred trauma over the summer, Melinda enters high school a selective mute. Struggling with school, friends, and family, she tells the dark tale of her experiences, and why she has chosen not to speak.
Teen girl Taylor Hillridge gets 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
The movies story is at least somewhat inspired by the suicide of Megan Meier, a teenager living in Missouri who committed suicide after a mother, Lori Drew, her daughter, and their then-employee Ashley Grills pretended to be a teenage boy named Josh Evans and bullied her online after pretending to be her friend. See more »
When Taylor is dumped at the side of the road by Sammi, we see the license plate of her Jeep Cherokee. In a later shot, at the school, the girls pass by a Subaru Forester with the same plate as Sammi's Jeep. See more »
While I would agree with some other people's comments that the girl being bullied would likely be popular in real life, the movie as a whole makes a very important point, cyberbullying is a legitimate problem. Technology has made it easier to bully and no matter how hard we try to protect our kids there is no escape from it as the movie points out. It also makes the strong point that many people don't realize there is no such thing as absolute free speech (and there shouldn't be). Words that involve defamation and libel invade one's rights to privacy and this movie points this out effectively. If nothing else it challenges parents to do more and realize kids (and even some adults) are struggling with many emotional issues due to this cowardly form of bullying. It also though not naming any sites should remind us that many kids are attracted to sites like Facebook and those types of sites should do more to stop cyberbullying. It should also remind us there are other sites such as Topix that do not absolutely nothing to curb the problem of cyberbullying and that is a real problem.
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