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Cyberbully (2011)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 17 July 2011
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A teenager is subjected to a campaign of bullying by classmates through a social networking site.

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Charles Binamé

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Teena Booth
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Osment ... Taylor Hillridge
Kay Panabaker ... Samantha Caldone
Meaghan Rath ... Cheyenne Mortenson
Kelly Rowan ... Kris Hillridge
Jon McLaren ... Scott Ozsik (as Jon Mclaren)
Robert Naylor ... Eric Hillridge
Nastassia Markiewicz ... Lindsay Fordyce
Jade Hassouné ... Caleb
Caroline Redekopp ... Karen Caldone
Ivan Smith Ivan Smith ... Darren Mortensen
Ronda Louis-Jeune Ronda Louis-Jeune ... Becca
John Maclaren ... Senator Evans
Marcel Jeannin ... Dr. Rilke
Bruce Dinsmore ... Lindsay's Father
Danny Blanco Hall Danny Blanco Hall ... Reporter (as Danny Blanco-Hall)
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Storyline

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 Paramorezombiea, skribb

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Words can hurt.

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Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cyberbu//y See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

Quotes

Kris Hillridge: [answers her phone] This is Kris.
Samantha Caldone: It's Samantha. I think something is wrong with Taylor. She posted a video online and now she's not answering the phone and I'm really freaking out!
Kris Hillridge: Er, Samantha, slow down. I can't understand you.
Samantha Caldone: I think she's trying to kill herself!
Kris Hillridge: Oh, my God!
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Breathe Me
Written by Sia and Dan Carey
Performed by Sia (as Sia)
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An Important Lesson
1 November 2011 | by randybuchlerSee all my reviews

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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