In the United States, over 165,000 bullied children purposely
miss school every day because they're afraid to go. Childhood bullying has been a major factor in both youth suicides and school shootings. "Storm" is an unnerving and stark reality drama of a boy whose ego and self-worth are reduced to the point where he takes his own life in order to, "make it all go away". Thomas Brown, anti-bullying advocate and film director reflects on his own bullying experience in the classroom
presentation of Taking Ninth Graders by STORM. Here, Tom
poses questions and invites debate on matters affecting the film's characters. Students watching this segment are able to reflect on other students' attitudes toward bullying, providing them an opportunity to weigh their thoughts against those of their peers.
Runtime: 24 mins