PG 13 rating allows people who are less than 17 years old to see bullying movie
Anybody who has been on the Internet has seen all the hoopla about the documentary about bullying entitled simply “Bully.”
Those who rate motion pictures at first rated it “R” to which the makers of the movie objected because they thought it left out a lot of the audience who needed to see the movie, specifically, teens under the age of 17.
So because of a petition on Change.org by a young woman who herself experienced bullying, the rating was changed to PG 13.
Bullying goes on in all age groups and the movie is probably a good idea to get the word out about how dangerous it is.
But if I were the parent of a child 13 and under, I would want to see it first, before I let my child see it.
Bullies come in all sizes and ages. They bully for various reasons. It might be because somebody is a little different or because they are smaller, larger, have more, or less or for no reason at all. They just like to bully.
I think all of us perhaps have been victims in one way or another.
Bullying isn’t always physical…sometimes it is mental or emotional.
Somebody might just look at you and take a dislike to you. Then they proceed to make your life miserable.
Every day there is something on the televison or Internet news about a child who suffered so much from being bullied that they ended their own lives.
Adults might not understand how that can happen. Just remember how difficult fitting in sometimes is and then how much harder it would be if somebody was torturing you with words and actions.
What can we do?
Teach our children to treat others as they want to be treated.
I was so sad to hear of the death of CBS news man Mike Wallace.
He was the best interveiwer I have ever seen and was like a bull dog when he was trying to run down a story.
The only other news person who even comes close to him is Diane Sawyer, another one of my favorites.
I’m not one to watch the evening news every night but I have always liked to watch 60 minutes and to me Mike Wallace made that show.
Others who worked on 60 Minutes with him have said that there wouldn’t have been a show without him.
I don’t know if I will want to watch it, now that Mike is gone.
I recently read some remarks Ashly Judd made about things people in the media have said and written about her.
She doesn’t look as young as she did when we first saw her in a movie several years ago. None of us can age without showing some sign of it.
But because she is in the public eye, she is put under a microscope and dissected like a bug or common germ.
She is still quite beautiful and is still a great actress.
It’s time for people to stop judging others by the way they look whether it’s a next door neighbor or a famous actress.