SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Students from the Salt Lake City School district are learning the painful reality of bullying, straight from the victim. They are watching the film "Bully" and talking to one of the young victims in the film.
The film "Bully" chronicles the relentless torment in America's schools, showing the reality facing 13 million students each year, afraid to go to school.
On Thursday, ABC 4 met one of the brave young men who shared their story in the film.
Alex Libby lives in Oklahoma, but tours the country sharing his story. Libby said, "If it helps, I'm willing to do it."
The 15-year-old is in Salt Lake City this week talking to Middle School students about the film and what he went through. Something he says is now over and he has changed. Libby said, "I never thought anything would change, but I'm glad it did."
Alex's main message to anyone who is bullied, "Stay strong, don't do anything stupid and don't do anything you would regret doing and tell someone about it."
The Utah Film Center organized this week's viewing of the film. They will show "Bully" to 12,000 kids by the end of the month and are hoping to show kids throughout the Salt Lake Valley and Park City by the end of the year.