THE BULLY PROJECT
Is the social action campaign inspired by the award-winning film BULLY.
We’ve sparked a global movement to stop bullying that is transforming kids’ lives and changing a culture of bullying into one of empathy and action. The power of our work lies in the participation of individuals together with a remarkable list of partners we’ve gathered who collectively work to create safe, caring and respectful schools and communities.
Our tools and resources provoke empathy, build social and emotional skills and inspire action. We aim to cause a tipping point in society where bullying is no longer accepted and UPSTANDERS prevail bringing an end to bullying in Australia.
In 2015 we launched in Australia and our first goal is to reach 100,000 Aussie kids through the Australian edition of The BULLY Project Educator’s DVD & Toolkit.
The BULLY Project Australia is a not for profit project initiated by Shark Island Institute and The Caledonia Foundation and is supported by Documentary Australia Foundation, GoodPitch2 Australia, Shark Island Productions, UNLTD, Bennelong Foundation, The Pierce Armstrong Foundation and Sydney Community Foundation.
We’re working with ACMI (The Australian Centre for the Moving Image), Samsung and the Foundation for Young Australians’ Propeller Project, Monkey Baa Theatre Company, PROJECT ROCKIT and the Victorian Department of Education and Training to present a blockbuster suite of initiatives for the whole school and community to get involved with to create a generation of UPSTANDERS!
About the film BULLY
BULLY is a beautifully cinematic, character driven documentary. Filmed over the course of the 2009/10 school year, BULLY opens a window onto the pained and often endangered lives of bullied kids, revealing a problem that transcends geographic, racial, ethnic and economic borders. It documents the responses of teachers and administrators to aggressive behaviours that defy “kids will be kids” clichés, and it captures a growing movement among parents and youths to change how bullying is handled in schools, in communities and in society as a whole.