Cyberbullying is all too common. According to recent studies, at least one in five boys and one in three girls report being involved in cyberbullying: name-calling, taunts or threats using a cell phone, email or posted on the Internet. To see him today, you'd never guess David Knight was a bullying victim. The 23-year-old university graduate is working towards his goal of becoming a Canadian Forces fighter pilot. A few years ago though, Knight was forced to finish his last year of high school at home because he had become the victim of a vicious online bullying campaign that left him socially isolated and feeling utterly humiliated. His story provides a fascinating look at the effects of bullying “beyond the schoolyard.” Produced in Canada by the CTV Television Network.
Grades 9 and up. 20 minutes.