This shocking and emotional one-hour program reveals the heartbreak of young lives overshadowed by bullying. Bullying is a harrowing situation faced by many children, leaving some with emotional scars that they can carry through to adulthood.
Over several months, cameras follow four teenagers at home and to and from school, highlighting the real-life everyday behaviour and torment behind the headline-grabbing statistics of bullying. The four children featured in the program have endured daily assaults of name-calling, physical harassment and – in one case – a beating so bad that it put the victim in hospital.
Eleven-year-old Amber Hall couldn’t cope with the rumours spread around school that she was pregnant and going to have an abortion. She has written goodbye letters to her mother. Fourteen-year-old James Best stood in the road waiting for a car to hit him because he wanted the bullying to stop. Rebecca Willers was beaten up so badly by a gang of bullies that she was in hospital for three days while fifteen-year-old Abbi Fawcett, bullied for 8 years, walked out of school and refused to go back.
Too Scared For School also hears from those responsible for bullying to find out what motivates them to make another child’s life a living hell.... Read more.