Anderson Cooper Follows Up with 'Bully' Victims on New CNN Special
If you haven't taken the time to watch the documentary Bully, you're missing out on a compelling probe into the world of adolescents, the sad, unnecessarily dangerous lives of those who are bullied, and the effect is has on their families. The documentary from Lee Hirsch followed five kids and their families over the course of a school year and highlighting a variety of stages each is enduring in the face of and in the wake of bullying that has gone too far. It's heartbreaking and inspiring, and every parent, child, teacher and student should see it. Now journalist Anderson Cooper is following up with some of the subjects for a CNN special called The Bully Effect, and thankfully, it shows the progress of some of these bullied kids. Watch!
Here's the trailer for The Bully Effect, premiering tonight on CNN at 10pm EST:
The Bully Effect reveals how individuals are making a difference in their communities and all over the country after bullying has become an overwhelming epidemic. CNN says, "In the time since Bully was released, a number of kids and parents profiled in the documentary, and the filmmaker himself, have been on life-changing journeys, and in some instances have experienced remarkable transformations." A special looking at the lives of Alex Libby, Kelby Johnson and Kirk Smalley is airing tonight at 10/9c on CNN and will repeat several times on the network to spread the word of The Bully Project and make a difference.