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Bullying has become something of an epidemic in our society. This year alone, over 5 million American kids will fall victim to it, whether it's at school, over the Internet, on the street, or in their own homes. In one way or another, we have all been affected by bullying, either as victims, perpetrators, or silent witnesses.
For those 5 million kids, the first day of school is one filled with fear, anxiety and dread. This is where The Bully Project opens. The documentary follows five children and families over the course of a school year in hopes that their stories will become a catalyst for a change in the way we deal with the issue of bullies.