Submit The Documentary

Submit tells the stories of children & families affected by the harsh, and sometimes deadly reality of cyberbullying. The shared experiences and testimonials of survivors and experts on this phenomenon, allow you to peer in to rapidly growing and dark world cyberbullying.
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Director Les Ottolenghi releases the Classroom Cut of film “Submit the Documentary” the reality of cyberbullying, online today. Two weeks ago the Director’s Cut was put online via Vimeo and YouTube and received over 2000 views in just a weeks’ time. The film’s mission is to help parents and teachers start a dialogue with today’s teens and tweens about the severity of cyberbullying and how sexting could impact their future.

The classroom version can be found on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_YwW0BzEy8) Educational guides developed by Dr. Sheri Bauman and the University of Arizona are available for school screenings by contacting the filmmakers on their website (http://www.cbully.com) This is a 10-page complimentary screening guide that includes before, during, and after questions related to the educational documentary film. 

In all likelihood if you are a parent you have seen mentions of Ask.Fm in the media in association with cyberbullying and teen suicides (*9 youth suicides in 2013 mention Ask.fm). If you have seen this, you have probably jumped to see if your child uses the site. It is also likely you have sat down with your child to discuss the site and how they can be safe using it or even denying them use of the site (especially if they are under the age of 13).

But do you know if your child is using a similar site called Qooh.me? 

http://www.submitthedocumentary.com/qooh-me-the-new-ask-fm/

"We’ve seen a lot of cases where parents would come in and say my son or my daughter had been dating somebody. They broke up. Now all of a sudden there are all kinds of pictures out there on various social medias," says Lt. Mundy. 

Now this new law holds both the sender and receiver accountable, a law Lt. Mundy hopes will cut down on teen ‘sexting’ all together. 

"You can set all the privacy settings you want. Somebody is going to see it that you didn’t intend to see it"

Do you agree or disagree with holding both minor parties responsible? Link to article: http://www.thv11.com/news/article/286057/2/New-Arkansas-law-allows-sexting-teens-to-be-prosecuted

Whisper: Good or Bad App? What if the secret wasn’t so secret? On the Internet, it’s easy to create a new pseudonym or personality. Users anonymously share “whispers,” which are stylized cards that share deep secrets formatted on images. While you can like and comment on whispers, there are no profiles. This means, in theory, no one but you can track your activity.Here is our take (Proceed with caution): http://www.submitthedocumentary.com/whisper-secrets-mobile-app/

Whisper: Good or Bad App? What if the secret wasn’t so secret? 

On the Internet, it’s easy to create a new pseudonym or personality. 

Users anonymously share “whispers,” which are stylized cards that share deep secrets formatted on images. While you can like and comment on whispers, there are no profiles. This means, in theory, no one but you can track your activity.

Here is our take (Proceed with caution): http://www.submitthedocumentary.com/whisper-secrets-mobile-app/

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We can change, but it must be a sense of movement… of community. Whether it’s in our schools, our religious institutions or our larger communities. We can stop it and we must stop it. http://www.5minutesformom.com/84124/submit-the-documentary/

Putting an end to Cyberbullying! http://instagram.com/submitthedoc#

John Vandenburgh explores the magnitude of cyberbullying on school climates