Obama's Anti-Bully Pulpit

President speaks out against bullying in a new documentary that's making waves.
1:58 | 03/18/12

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Going to turn -- to children targeted and playgrounds and in school hallways across this country -- problem of bullying. Tonight President Obama is delivering a new message on the Cartoon Network and main -- -- children. Both the bullied and the ones doing the bullying and his words come on the eve of a new documentary with a portrait of pain felt like so many of our young here's ABC's Tony -- -- from the images in the new documentary film only are difficult to watch out. But even harder to live through -- Tonight President Obama lends his voice to the cause or concert -- Cartoon Network only anti bullying -- documentary. Up. -- -- -- It's destructive. And we can all for that everyone has to take action against bowling. And it's a cause he's championed to before. Hosting the first white house conference on bullying last year and joining other celebrities in a message of support to young people facing harassment and every day. It gets better and it will get better for you he gets so much better things will get easier. People's minds will change a movement that is grown in the wake of several suicides. Like out of college student Tyler Clemente after learning his roommate had captured his sexual encounter with another man on a web -- guilty. Guilty here. That roommate -- -- -- found guilty of bias intimidation on Friday. Bullying in the US appears to be on the rise an estimated thirteen million students will be bullied this year. Tragic suicide along with unflinching. Depictions of bullying in action are forcing a national conversation. Many say is long overdue. And right now there's a big push to get -- raiding of the documentary bowling lowered to PG sort of the thirteenth and more kids can see it. And on Tuesday David there's a big social media push on Twitter that the town hall that so many voices now leading the effort of stopping bullying in this country -- thank you.

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