Cyberbully

Cyberbully

DVD - 2012
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Taylor Hillridge is a seventeen-year-old girl who falls victim to online bullying. Taylor receives a computer for her birthday and soon finds herself the victim of betrayal and bullying while on a social website. Afraid to face her peers at school (including her best friends), she is pushed to an extreme breaking point. Taylor's mom takes on the school system and state legislation to help others from going through similar ordeals.
Publisher: [United States] : ABC Family, [2012].
ISBN: 9780766255975
0766255972
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 13, 2018

Cyberbully is one of my favourite movies of all time. This movie is about a young teenager named Taylor (played by Emily Osment) who becomes harassed online and catfished by another boy named James. I feel like a lot of people would not like this movie because the acting is not the greatest (not going to lie!), but I grew up watching this movie and I love watching it ever once in awhile. This movie is definitely a good wake up call for those on social media because it highlights the dangers of it and how it can affect someone’s mental wellbeing. There is also a GREAT plot twist that I obviously do not want to spoil - that's why I think everyone should watch it! As corny as the acting is, I love the story and continue to watch it all the time. Rating: 5/5 @Montgomery of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

I did enjoy watching this movie throughout. Yes, in a way it was very sad how the main character was treated by everyone at her school, but, it was realistic. Sometimes movies set too high expectations of living and relationships with others. This shows a true side of how bullying can seriously damage someone’s well being. Its very important to cover these topics to young audiences because with all this social media sometimes people aren’t aware of their impact. Overall not a feel-good movie but important to see a negative side of social media. This can also teach others how sometimes small comments can affect someone drastically. 3.5/5 stars @EffyStonem of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board.

The 2011 movie Cyberbully is no where near perfect. Though the film stars Emily Osment, the majority of the movie features some fairly bad acting and makes it clear that it's 20 year olds playing teenagers. I found myself seriously frustrated with Taylor's "friend" Samantha for a majority of the movie. Once you look beyond that though, this movie makes some fairly good points. It may be easier to see the right decision from the outside, but actually doing so is really hard. Our decisions don't just affect us but affect everyone around us, and I really felt bad for the Mom character played by Kelly Rowan who has to be one of the best actors in this movie. 3 Stars
@Ruby_Tuesday of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

HPL_Waterdown_Staff Mar 15, 2014

This is a very good example of how bullying can start and gives some good ideas on how it can be stopped.

CIASTAR Mar 24, 2013

EXCELLENTTTTT. I LOVE HOW THIS MOVIE SHOW JUST HOW POWERFUL WORDS REALLY ARE. FROM A PERSON WHO USE TO BE BULLIED AS A CHILD I KNOW ALL THE EMOTIONS THAT COMES WITH THE TERRITORY SO I COULD REALLY FEEL THE REASONS FOR HER TEARS WHICH MADE IT A GREAT FILM.

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Bookworm_112
Feb 27, 2013

This is a really great movie for those of you who mysterys and a shocking ideas......

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nim232
Feb 27, 2013

I found this movie really good, its a movie all teenagers should watch.

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madRubicante
Jan 23, 2013

Terrible movie. The acting was terrible, the characters were terrible, the soundtrack and editing was terrible. I didn't feel any sense of compassion towards any of the main characters (privileged, snarky, unsympathetic, and self-absorbed). Plus...Taylor may be a child since she can't even open the childproof bottle of pills. Seriously? A teenager that can't even open a pill bottle? This is the person that we're rooting for? I laughed. I couldn't help it.

Just because I hated this movie doesn't mean that cyber bullying doesn't exist. Cyber bullying is a huge issue for some teenagers. Bullying itself is a huge issue for some teenagers. There are some that have committed suicide because of it. But instead of telling a story of a true sympathetic character (so self-absorbed and privileged) that overcomes the feelings of insecurity, refuses to be a victim, and challenges the system, it plays out as "the internet is the problem!". Maybe if we gave a better example of *how* to deal with bullying (internally and externally) it would've been a greater effort. But nope, all the internet's fault. Burn the witch.

Bully has been around before the internet. Her friend was a jerk, the internet didn't magically make her say terrible things about Taylor - it was her, all her. By regulating the internet, it does not solve the problem. Yes, because of the anonymity people are more likely to bully because they feel like they can get away with it, but it just doesn't solve the problem in a whole. There is a delete button on facebook. Or maybe not go on facebook at all. Privacy isn't a bad thing.

So, those are my thoughts. It was a terrible movie, but the over-acting and the pill part made me laugh. Just because it's a movie about a sensitive issue doesn't automatically make it a good movie.

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smurray13
Aug 29, 2012

An after school special that was painful to watch. Do not watch this unless you're 12 or younger.

MrDrProfessorPatrick Aug 27, 2012

A really amazing movies. I hope more teens watch this and take into account the hidden gravity in seemingly innocent online communications. This movie does an incredible job at portraying this fairly realistically. It really moved me.

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shaira13
Aug 09, 2012

this is such a great movie. this should be showed in schools, so that students will have an idea about cyber bullying, how its prevented and how to control it.. :)

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martinch
Jul 25, 2012

This was an amazing movie and made me cry.it really made me realize this stuff happens in real life and we dont realize it.

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MrDrProfessorPatrick Aug 27, 2012

You're in tears after one day...SHUT IT DOWN.

Ólive Jun 17, 2012

dont believe what they say....believe in yourself

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

dont believe what they say....believe in yourself

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

should i send anything private in the internet or should i be safe in the internet?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

use common sense before you do something in the internet

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

dont listen to your bad peers listen to the good peers

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

stay safe and have common sense

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

be careful in the internet......you dont what could be out there

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

never dare give up that fight

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

push your problems away

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Ólive Jun 17, 2012

The film follows Taylor Hillridge, a teenage girl who receives a computer for her birthday from her mom. At first, Taylor is excited by the independence of going online without her mother always watching her. Taylor soon finds herself the victim of cyberbullying when she becomes a member of a social website. Things begin to go wrong when Taylor's brother hacks into her account and posts a defamatory message about his sister. Students at school write horrid comments about her and she becomes afraid to face her friends including her best friend Samantha. The abuse that Taylor receives from the hands of her schoolmates pushes her to a breaking point. Taylor almost commits suicide by overdosing with pills, but cannot get the cap off, and is sent to a hospital. Taylor's mom learns from the incident and takes on the school system and state legislation to prevent others from going through the same problem as her daughter.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

The film follows Taylor Hillridge, a teenage girl who receives a computer for her birthday from her mom. At first, Taylor is excited by the independence of going online without her mother always watching her. Taylor soon finds herself the victim of cyberbullying when she becomes a member of a social website. Things begin to go wrong when Taylor's brother hacks into her account and posts a defamatory message about his sister. Students at school write horrid comments about her and she becomes afraid to face her friends including her best friend Samantha. The abuse that Taylor receives from the hands of her schoolmates pushes her to a breaking point. Taylor almost commits suicide by overdosing with pills, but cannot get the cap off, and is sent to a hospital. Taylor's mom learns from the incident and takes on the school system and state legislation to prevent others from going through the same problem as her daughter.

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MrDrProfessorPatrick Aug 27, 2012

MrDrProfessorPatrick thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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