Saturday, October 02, 2010

CNN Recognizes October Bullying Prevention Month

CNN, in association with Turner's Cartoon Network, will present special coverage on bullying as part of the fifth annual National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Center for Bullying Prevention.

CNN's commitment includes a town hall discussion with Anderson Cooper.

Details of CNN's town hall discussion are included in a press release from Cartoon Network.

As part of a larger commitment to the anti-bullying efforts, CNN, sister network to Cartoon Network, which has to date covered numerous stories about the rise and growing concern over bullying in America, will also recognize October Bullying Prevention Month by presenting an Anderson Cooper 360° Town Hall event the first week in October, along with the network’s previously announced month-long series of stories on the victims, perpetrators and root causes of bullying which will air across CNN and HLN. Renowned and award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper will welcome government and education leaders, parents groups and child behavioral experts from top universities and non-profit institutions to discuss the many issues and concerns surrounding bullying.

“Bullying recently has been designated by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a national health crisis,” said David Doss, senior executive producer for Anderson Cooper 360°. “Taking a hard look at the causes, effects and, most importantly, the alternatives that kids, parents, teachers and other adults can take is what we’re most interested in exploring. Along with Anderson, it is our hope to help individuals learn that there are options available that can help put an end to bullying, particularly at such severe levels as we’ve seen in recent months.”

“We are extremely grateful that other organizations are joining us and proud to be expanding our efforts with CNN and Anderson Cooper on this crucial issue,” said Snyder, whose responsibilities also include all businesses within Turner Broadcasting’s Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media Group. “Our goal is to get these messages in front of kids wherever they may be—watching television, using their computers or at school in their classrooms.”

Read the full release from Cartoon Network here.

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Anonymous Melissa Martin said...

If you as an adult are at work, and every day someone passes by your desk and calls to a degrading name, and then starts telling people that if you go to the lunch room, they are going to beat the crap out of you. That is called harassment... and that person can be held accountable criminally..however, the same thing happens to our most vulnerable in school, our children, and it is called bullying--not harassment--no consequences. This is where the change needs to occur, and I have found a place to start. It is called the Notice of Harassment kit (for school bullying), and can be found on for free, and this company should be commended. I am a Mental Health Counselor in Newfoundland Canada, and have two sons who have and continue to experience bullying. It can be straight forward stereo-typical, or more insidious, which is even more difficult to deal with. With this problem continuing to no avail, I have sought out a more aggressive approach that hopefully will help change things in ALL schools across North America, and would like to share it. We as parents need to be as proactive as possible, and as aggressive as possible in protecting our children and holding these bullys/abusers accountable-which means holding the adults in authority accountable criminally. I am meeting with a judge this week as a start, and will be actively and persistently working towards helping parents use this kit to hold ALL parties involved legally accountable so that my child, and no others end up in the hospital or ending their life because they see no other option....please do not hesitate to contact me here, or at

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