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Submit the Documentary

Written by Joe Ulrich, Arts & Culture Desk and WITF Host | Apr 2, 2013 12:30 PM

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Bullying used to be something that was a face-to-face confrontation. These days, it's extended into online barrages of tweets, Facebook posts and websites. And this new arena for bullying is one that kids have inhabited while most parents know very little about it.

"You have...kind of a wild west in terms of the behavoir that goes on online," says Les Ottolenghi, co-producer of "Submit the Documentary". Les wanted to make this film when he heard about a young boy who hung himself after being bullied both off and online. He thought about his own son and what he could do to help find solutions so something like that would never happen again.

Citing the possibility to bully anonymously online, "Submit the Documentary" reveals that not only are more kids likely to participate in bullying when they can remain anonymous, but in fact the depth and breadth of the bullying increases dramatically.

"Submit the Documentary" is made available for public and private screenings via request on the film's website. "What we think about social good is that you shouldn't have to wait for it to come to a theater near you," says Les. "You should be able to demand it and then take action in your own life."

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