What is Submit the Documentary?
Submit the Documentary exposes the most epic struggle in the digital, Internet age: cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is bullying by means of electronic technology committed through email, instant messaging, mobile applications, social media, chat rooms, and blogs or through messages and images sent through a cell phone. Because of the anonymity, kids who never thought of being a bully are becoming harassers. By exploring the complicated dynamics behind cyberbullying, Submit the Documentary describes the impact and outcomes of advanced technology and human nature in a lawless, new, social frontier.
In the worst cases, kids and teens take their own lives as the families in Submit the Documentary know all too well. Their narratives describe their close encounters with cyberbullying in heart wrenching detail compared to the lighthearted innocence of kids blithely describing their experience with sexting.
Submit the Documentary demystifies the problem by including numerous experts who enlighten parents and viewers to the subculture of social media that children are participating in every day. The experts explain the extent of the problem, roadblocks to solutions, and offer potential, unconventional solutions.
The cyberbully’s arsenal is vast and ever growing. Cyberbullies have more than a fist to attack with. Online, a cyberbully can publish degrading messages about the victim, spread altered photos, impersonate their victim and assume the victim’s identity online and affect their relationship with others.
In the end, there is not one single place to go for help, or so it seems. The responsibility lies with all of us in keeping our children safe online, on social media networks, and mobile applications.