Friday, June 10, 2011

Field of Vision Premiere on June 11!

The newest P&G and Wal-Mart Family Movie Night collaboration Field of Vision premieres June 11th at 8/7c on NBC.

Movie Synopsis:

Through mysterious footage captured on an old malfunctioning video camera, Sinclair High School’s star quarterback, Tyler McFarland, learns that some of his teammates have been bullying Cory Walker, a troubled new transfer student.  Aware that sharing this information with the coach might get his friends kicked off the team and ultimately cost the school the state championship, Tyler must choose what’s more important: winning or doing what’s right.


My boys LOVE when we have Family Movie Night. At least once a week, we make a point of finding a family friendly movie that all of us will enjoy, and we watch it together. While we do have a movie subscription service in which we can rent dvd's and stream some over the internet, I am thrilled that P&G and Wal-Mart have brought the tradition back to TV. Field of Vision is an important movie to share with everyone because it deals with an important issue, bullying. Bullying is a HUGE issue in the media and in most schools right now and that's because bullying now comes in so many different forms, and children are being tormented by it. Our own son who has Asperger's was attacked by another student on the playground when he went to public school. With the issues he already had, his health and education plummeted. That is the point where we decided it was in his best interest to home school him, and he is recovering nicely. The biggest issue at the time was that the school's resolution to the problem was to have him sit in the office each day during recess so he didn't have panic attacks about being bullied. I REFUSED to accept that. The VICTIM should not be punished, it should be the bully. Teachers and administrators have the responsibility of ensuring each student's safety, and if they are aware that a problem exists, they should focus extra time and attention to ending the problem.

We have taught all of our boys that they are not to attack or insult another person. They do have the right to stand up for themselves and defend themselves if they are in danger, but they are NEVER to initiate a confrontation. Likewise, if they see or hear a friend or classmate being bullied, they are to stand up for them and defend them. Standing idly by and watching another person be injured is just not acceptable, especially if it is someone who is incapable of defending themselves. 

I hope each of you has the opportunity to view this wonderful show, and share this vital message with your children. I firmly believe that if parents are actively talking about solutions to this problem with their children, we can make a difference!

 Enjoy Field of Vision. Come back and let me know what you think!
Watch Field of Vision,  June 11th at 8/7c on NBC.

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