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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.
While bullying is portrayed with plenty of laughs in this film, the movie offers few if any constructive tips for dealing with this problem. A Reader’s Digest article offers kids and parents some helpful suggestions at www.readersdigest.ca/mag/2001/10/bullying.html.
In the story, a crowd of students stands around and watches the interactions without becoming involved. What role do bystanders play in furthering the violence? What steps could members of the crowd take to intervene or stop the violence? For ideas, visit www.parenting.org/flight/e_current.asp.
Do storylines like this one contribute to a child’s concerns about entering high school? Is this an accurate depiction of all high school experiences? What can parents, teachers and other adults do to make this transition easier?