City officials teamed up with AT&T today to conclude October as National Bullying Prevention Month in Buffalo by hosting a screening of the 2011 award-winning film, “Bully”.  More than 600 students from public, private and charter high schools in Buffalo attended the event at the historic North Park Theater.

Photo: City of Buffalo

Earlier in the week my daughter's elementary school held an anti-bullying day encouraging the students to wear Orange and pledge to "Be a Hero Not A Bully'! And today in the city, students and city officials shouted the rally cry

"Buffalo Bulldozes Bullying"!

Photo: City of Buffalo

“AT&T is proud to partner with Mayor Byron Brown on this initiative to call attention to the devastating consequences of bullying in our community and within our schools,” said Kevin Hanna, regional director, AT&T External Affairs.

“Today bullying is no longer confined to the classroom or the schoolyard, it now exists on the Internet, on social media and even on mobile devices, and AT&T is committed to providing educational resources and tools to parents to help safeguard their children from cyberbullying."

City of Buffalo

"The Bully Project", a 98-minute documentary, was the first feature documentary film to show how everyone is affected by bullying, whether as a victim, perpetrator or silent witness. The viewing in Buffalo marked the final ‘screening’ event of the campaign. students to a ‘red carpet’ experience - complete with a red carpet runner, back-drop for photos, take-home gifts and popcorn.