The Fifth Estate This Secret Shame

The Fifth Estate This Secret Shame

This story concerns a terrifying ritual that at one time or another becomes reality in the life of so many Canadian youngsters – bullying. It can go far past teasing and name-calling; it can come to feel like a death sentence. And that's how it felt for Wesley Oleksuk, the constant target of vicious bullying. The summer before his first year of high school, when this secret shame became too much to bear, Wesley turned to what he saw as his only way out: suicide. A noted psychologist elaborates on the all too pervasive, often overlooked and seriously harmful behaviour of bullying.

  • 1996
  • 00:27:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
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Bullying [LCSH] Bullying in schools [LCSH] School violence [LCSH] Teenagers -- Suicidal behavior [LCSH] Social sciences [LCSH] Psychology [LCSH] Interpersonal relations in adolescence [LCSH] Interpersonal relations in children [LCSH]
Team
Wesley Oleksuk (Subject), Victor Malarek (Journalist), Morris Karp (Director), Brigitte Ayotte-Thompson (Production Coordinator), Ian Cooper (Director)
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