Bully was created in 2012 to an original score by Mark Hadley.

Early Edit of part one of the music:

Laurie’s notes for creating Bully 


  • Selecting a leader (Bully) and a Victim

  • Henchmen/gang

  • Gang and bully leader

  • Bully

  • Victim

  • Victim/self loathing/suicide

 Politics of Children

            Super Heroes/anime


            Social ostracism

Markers of Bullying

1     Imbalance of power-age, social, status, strength, size race

2     Intent to harm

3     Threat of further agression

4     Terror-systematic violence used to intimidate and maintain dominance


1      Verbal –most common, whiispered, yelled name calling, taunting, cruel criticism, sexually suggestive or abusive

2      Physical- slapping, hitting, choking, poling, punching, kicking, biting, pinching, scratching, twisting limbs, spitting, destroying clothes/property

3      Relational Bullying

a. Systematic diminishment of bullied childs sense of self.

             i. Ignoring, isolating excluding, shunning

b. Gestures

            i.  Aggressive stares, rolling of eyes, sighs, frowns, sneers, snickers and hostile body language

The Bully (types)

1    Confident type

a. Swaggers, big ego, sense of entitlement, fels good only with sense of superiority, peers often admire.  Often not a lot of friends.

2   Social Type

a. Uses rumor, gossip taunts, shuns, jealous of others positive qualities. Devious and manipulative can ACT caring.  Often popular.

3   Fully Armored

a Cool and detached, little emotion, vicious, vindictive, buried feelings

4   Hyperative type

a. Poor social skills, academic trouble learning disabled, trouble making friends.

5   Bullied type

a.Target and bully bullied and abused by adults or older kids

6   Bunch of bullies

a.Group who exclude

7  Gang 

    strategic group in pursuit of power (not friends) control domination, subjugation and turf

Reading list/resources:

The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander by Barbara Coloroso

Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys by Da Kindlon, Ph.D. and Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

Inspirational Images:

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