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Obama Addresses Bullying

Media attention has recently focused on to the subject of bullying.   Many victims or their families have spoken out on their experiences and several celebrities have been involved with public service announcements.  Last week, President Obama convened a White House conference on bullying. 

Invited to attend the conference were about 150 parents, students, and teachers who spoke of their experiences and devised ways to prevent bullying in the future.

Obama spoke about bullying he endured related to his name and the way his ears stuck out.  Michelle Obama encouraged parents open communication with their children so that they feel comfortable talking about school.

 

Check out the full article at USAToday.

 

Bullying is increasing more and more every year.  Students are teased at school, in the community, and electronically.  More attention has been brought to the subject because social media has been used to bully.  You Tube videos of kids beating a peer or Facebook pages dedicated to bringing someone else down have been created.

 

It’s nice to see more attention brought to the subject matter so that hopefully one day we can eliminate bullying.