Local director shines light on bullying in startling docu-fiction: “Breaking the Silence”

Director Frank Gigante, a Hoboken filmmaker wants to stop this growing epidemic killing our kids.

Despite the potential damage bullying is alarmingly common and over half of adolescents and teens are cyber bullied.

  • More than 1 in 3 have experienced cyberthreats online.
  • Over 25 percent have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the Internet.
  • Well over half of young people do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs.

As a result, many resort to suicide.  It is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC.

For more information:

www.brokensilencefilm.com

If you are being bullied and need help, contact:

The Trevor Project
thetrevorproject.org
1-866-488-7386

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
suicidepreventionlifeline.org
1-800-273-8255

Tyler Clementi Foundation
tylerclementi.org

Related Posts