Category: Emily Osment
ABC Family will premiere the two-hour original movie 'Cyberbully' on Sunday, July 17 at 8 PM ET/ PT starring Emily Osment, Kelly Rowan and Kay Panabaker. 'Cyberbully' follows Taylor Hillridge (Osment), a teenage girl who falls victim to online bullying, and the cost it nearly takes on her and her family.
Taylor is a pretty seventeen-year-old high school student but a little awkward, and painfully aware of it. When her mom gives her a computer for her birthday, Taylor is excited by the prospect of freedom and independence of going online without her mother always looking over her shoulder.
However, Taylor soon finds herself the victim of betrayal & bullying while visiting a social website, and afraid to face her peers at school, including her best friend (Panabaker), she is pushed to an extreme breaking point. It is only after this life-changing event that Taylor learns that she is not alone,
Meeting other teens, including a classmate, who have had similar experiences. Taylor's mom, Kris (Rowan), reels from the incident and takes on school system and state legislation to help prevent others from going through same harrowing ordeal as her daughter.
Emily Osment was not a victim of painful bullying like the majority of Disney stars have revealed. Em dished to Bravo: 'I was lucky that the school was never mistreated by other students and more with all the getting along. My mom is a teacher, so I listened to her since childhood stories about violence in schools. Thanks, I knew what usually makes the student becomes a victim.
I could avoid dangerous situations & not to provoke violent behavior. Students become bullies because they often have problems with each other. They do not accept each other and when they see that someone is at something better than them, they react with aggression. It is difficult to give on..
..universal advice to victims of harassment at school. Everyone is different and every situation requires a different solution. Sometimes the adage about every thing the teacher or a place to attackers, not only does not help, but may even worsen the situation. But we can not keep silent!
You need to find the person to whom we can trust. This may be a colleague, friend, parent, sibling or teacher. It is important to tell someone the problem and reflect together on a solution.'