MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 05/23/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )
When Jessica Barba, a freshman at a New York high school, created a Facebook account for a fictional 12-year-old, she was hoping to raise awareness about bullying. But did the school project go too far? NBC's Mara Schiavocampo reports and Barba and her parents speak with TODAY's Matt Lauer about assignment that caught the attention of police and resulted in her suspension.
By Lisa Flam
The high school freshman suspended for five days after she created an anti-bullying video and Facebook page about a fictional girl who commits suicide says she tried to explain her work to school officials to no avail.
Please read the rest and watch her video, at the end of the article. I think it is brilliant
I cannot believe this young lady that worked so hard to create a project that had meaning, is being suspended. I watched the video and I can honestly say, I was very touched. This video is amazing. This young lady is trying to make a difference to the good and get the word out about the seriousness of bullying and she is kicked down for it. She has disclaimers at the beginning and in the title of the video, that it is fictional. You can tell it is fictional. The message is still very potent and I just find it amazing and uplifting that a teen has made this and is fighting for something she believes so strongly about.
If this was my daughter and her project, I would be very upset with the school and I would be pushing back as hard as I could.
I applaud this young lady! Bravo, I say!
What are your thoughts? Do you think the school is correct or grossly wrong?