The Ant Bully(2006)
Smart and funny animated story in which a bullied young boy is shrunk to the size of an ant.
Lucas deals with being bullied by the kids in his new neighbourhood by taking it out on those smaller than him - the ants! When he is magically shrunk to their size he has a lot to learn about making good friendships, working as part of a team and standing up to bullies instead of continuing the cycle.Read more
Adaptation of the popular Roald Dahl book about a girl with sunny self-reliance and special powers who attends a school with a bullying headmistress.
Book-loving Matilda is bullied by her parents who refuse to understand her, and is under the reign of terror of overbearing headteacher Miss Trunchbull at school. By believing in herself, refusing to give in, cultivating her powers and reaching out to an appropriate adult Matilda is able to turn the situation to her advantage.Read more
Lovely-looking animation with a story that really encourages children to read for fun.
Nathan is making slow progress when it comes to reading, and is the butt of his sister’s jokes because of it. Eleanor’s Secret reveals the damage that bullying can do to young people’s self-esteem and ability to achieve, but also shows that bullying behaviour can be reversed.Read more
Entertaining South African animation about a half-striped zebra who learns that difference can be a strength.
When Khumba’s different appearance is seen as a bad sign by the zebra community, he strikes out on his own to prove himself. Khumba offers an accessible way to debate the behaviour of characters who have been affected by bullying and how they have responded to it- whether they have put a stop to it through their actions or perpetuated it.Read more
Bridge To Terabithia(2007)
Charming family fantasy film following the adventures of two ten-year-old misfits, based on the popular novel.
Jess is lonely with no-one to share his creative interests, until he meets sparky Leslie who has just moved in next door. Leslie is fearless, and inspires Jess not only to pursue his passions but also to unite and stand up to the bullies.Read more
Back to the Future(1985)
Time-travelling caper with Marty McFly travelling to the 1950s in Doc Brown's DeLorean. Stunning visuals and endless 80s tropes.
When Marty meets his parents when they were his age, he has a lot of work to do to ensure that the future turns out as it should. Befriending his shy and picked-on father George, Marty gives him the confidence to confront the bully that is standing in the way of his happiness- not that George realises quite how important his actions are at the time!Read more
An uplifting South African film about a 13-year-old talented musician who must earn a place in his new school’s jazz concert.
Felix is a talented musician from the township who wins a scholarship to the local private school. However not all of the students from his new school feel that Felix fits in, and not just because of his style of playing. Felix experiences social bullying around class and race at school, but also finds support in new friends.Read more
Enchanting film from famed British social realist director Ken Loach, about a young lad with an unhappy life, who befriends and tames a kestrel hawk.
Bullied at home by his brother and at school by his domineering teacher and fellow classmates, Billy finds and takes care of a baby kestrel, forming a special bond with the bird and attracting the attention of a sympathetic teacher. Kes raises debate about how and when to stand up to bullying behaviour and reach out to an appropriate adult.Read more
A perfect student takes on his nemesis to prove that he is still top of his class.
Paulie’s self-confidence is shattered when Tony, the boy who picks on him at school, beats him in an essay competition. Unable to believe that Tony could have won fairly, Paulie investigates further – and learns that depending on scoring higher than everyone else for his self-esteem is not the healthiest attitude.Read more
Into Film Youth Made Shorts - Wellbeing (Primary)(2015)
A selection of short films made by young people from all over the UK on the theme of wellbeing.
Youthmade shorts covering a range of issues affecting young people, including responses to the issue of bullying and how to deal with itRead more
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