Loft film examines bullying online

2013-10-10T00:00:00Z Loft film examines bullying onlineBy Gerald M. Gay Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A 2013 documentary about the effects of cyberbullying will be screened tonight at The Loft, 3233 E. Speedway.

“Submit the Documentary: The Virtual Reality of Cyberbullying,” takes a look at the startling statistics on the bully tactics that take place over the Internet and on other digital devices.

According to the American Osteopathic Association, 1 in 6 parents knows that his or her child has been bullied through social networking sites.

The documentary has been screened at several film festivals across the country this year, including the Atlanta Film Festival, the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival and the United Nations Association Film Festival in the San Francisco Bay Area.

It is being presented by The Loft in conjunction with the Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding, the Aurora Foundation and the Tucson Jewish Community Center.

A discussion with documentary spokeswoman Jourdan DeVies, Sheri Bauman from the University of Arizona College of Education, and Stephen Russell from the UA Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences will follow the film.

“Submit” screens at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and free for people 18 and younger. Visit loftcinema.com for more information.

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