Based on a true story Help educators, teachers, counselors, parents, and students recognize the emotional and psychological impact teasing has on young people. Duration: 35 minutes Grades: 7-12 CARL: A Program About the Consequences of Bullying and Teasing. Carl is based on a true story of a young man who experiences years of bullying and teasing by classmates, family, and coworkers. The negative experiences that Carl faces in school, at home, and at work are explored, especially the cruel teasing by classmates. Carl expresses his pain in a class presentation, causing one classmate to regret not befriending Carl sooner. Other classmates continue to tease Carl after they’ve graduated and are working together in the community. In the end, Carl takes his own life. Viewers are compelled to examine their own reactions to people who may be different. It sends an honest message that awareness must be taught to prevent tragedies like this. Leader’s guide available online. Appropriate for grades 7-12. 35 minutes. ??