Bullying Victims Have Hollywood Support

Books:

13 Reasons Why
Author: Jay Asher
Clay Jenson comes home to a box of cassette tapes sent to him by Hannah Baker who committed suicide. On the tapes are the 13 reasons why she ended her life, and Clay is one.

Speak
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Melinda Sordino is a freshman who is living through a nightmare. She is rejected by her friends, cut off from her parents and she is holding in a terrible secret.

Songs:

Perfect
Artist: Pink
Perfect is a song that goes out to the victims of bullying. The song says not to feel less than perfect because of what other people say.

Beautiful
Artist: Christina Aguilera
This song tells anybody that is victim to bullying not to let the words of others hurt them.

Mean
Artist: Taylor Swift
This is song is meant to give confidence to the innocent victim so that they can stand up to their bully.

Who Says
Artist: Selena Gomez
This song is meant for victims of bullies who believe that they are anything less than great. The song is meant to tell those victims that there is nothing wrong with them.

Movies:

“Cyberbully”
Director: Charles Binamé
A teen girl signs up on a social networking site, and she falls victim to cyber bullying. It shows the effects on herself, her family, and her friends.

“Never Been Kissed”
Director: Raja Gosnell
A journalist goes undercover at her old high school to write a story. When she was in high school she was given the name “Josie Grossie,” and was constantly tormented by bullies. While undercover, she has to learn how to forget her high school nightmare, and fit in as a normal student.

“Carrie”
Director: Brian De Palma
Carrie is a shy misfit who gets bullied by a group of mean girls. Those girls play a prank on Carrie at Prom, and she snaps. Carrie uses her telekinetic powers to get even.

“Revenge of the Nerds”
Director: Jeff Kanew
A group of bullied misfits and outcast decide to stand up for themselves and fight for their self-respect.

Info by Olivia Strother