The issue of bullying in the schools and elsewhere will come front and center today in Mason.
A community screening of filmmaker Lee Hirsch’s 2011 documentary, Bully, will be held today in the Mason Middle School auditorium.
The two-hour, PG-13 rated movie begins at 6 p.m. and is open to parents, children and other community members at no cost.
Emmy award winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch directs the film, which follows five kids and their families over the course of a school year.
Among the stories told are those of two families who have each lost a child to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter who is incarcerated after bringing a gun on a school bus.
It shows glimpses of life for children who are bullied.
Following the film school guidance and other counselors will facilitate a discussion with viewers. It will focus on key roles of staff, students and parents in bully prevention and creation of a respectful community.