Endorsed by Curators:
Name-calling and bullying are at epidemic proportions among youth across the country, and are often the root causes of violence in schools. Lets Get Real gives young people the chance to tell their stories in their own wordsand the results are heartbreaking, shocking, inspiring and poignant. Unlike the vast majority of films made for schools about the issue, Lets Get Real doesnt sugarcoat the truth or feature adults lecturing kids about what to do when bad kids pick on them.
Lets Get Real examines a variety of issues that lead to taunting and bullying, including racial differences, perceived sexual orientation, learning disabilities, religious differences, sexual harassment and others. The film not only gives a voice to targeted kids, but also to kids who do the bullying to find out why they lash out at their peers and how it makes them feel. The most heartening part of Lets Get Real includes stories of kids who have mustered the courage to stand up for themselves or a classmate.
Recommended for students in grades 5 9.