With teen and young adults suicides in epidemic numbers in this country, who would object to an anti bullying video?
One parent in the Vallejo Unified School District as well as other parents in school districts across the nation feel the video should not be mandatory. The video entitled “Respect for Differences,” addresses all kinds of bullying, including homosexual harassment. ( watch a clip of the video)
The viewing of the video was a settlement after the district received a complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union by a student who was bullied because of her sexual orientation. The settlement requires that every student watch the video.