"One of the biggest groups in schools that have the most influence and use it negatively are athletes," Buchanan said. "Athletes, especially the football players in high school, have so much power to make it different, and many times they don't."
Bullock said the Cherokee Outdoor YMCA is proactive about bullying and if a concern is brought to administration, they "do something about it."
Cherokee Outdoor YMCA Program Coordinator Erik Bullock said that communities should try to be proactive to prevent bullying, instead of being reactive.
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The state Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Barge commented on the film. He said "the film will save lives" and that every teacher, parent and student should see the film or read the book.
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"We need to let young folks know the influence they can have and the power of their ideas and dreams," Buchanan said. "The sky is the limit."
The movie adaptation was screened to about 60 children between the ages of 11 and 15 at the YMCA summer camp on Monday, and Buchanan was there to speak to the campers and sign posters for them.
"We've heard from so many kids that were the victims (say) 'Now I think tomorrow will be OK.' We've heard from the bullies who say, 'I never knew what I was doing,' whether they're in middle school or whether they're 40 (years old)," Buchanan said.
"I feel like it's our social responsibility to equip kids with skills to identify bullies and know what to do when they feel like they're being bullied, not to be quiet about it, but to speak up and ask for help when needed," Bullock said.
Buchanan said the movie made it to the No. 6 Redbox family rental nationwide and had been viewed by well over a million people worldwide on Netflix.
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