Bully and bullying

I haven’t seen the film yet, but here are a few related reviews and commentaries I’ve read and recommend.

First, from Catherine Gobron at North Star, a point about bullying and the structure of schools.  It’s embedded in this piece of Catherine’s about the structure of North Star; third paragraph.

Next, from David Bornstein in the New York Times awhile back, on Mary Gordon’s Roots of Empathy program and fighting bullying with the human instinct for compassion.

Third, a recent New Yorker review of Bully and The Hunger Games: Kids at Risk. Note the commentary on the film’s ratings controversy.

Finally, Common Sense Media’s review, if you’re thinking about how the film will be for young viewers.