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Bullying Special May Be Worthwhile for Parents and Teens Alike

February 22, 20130 Comments

1361428_home_cinema_setup_2One of the most devastating parts of bullying is the feelings of loneliness that so often accompany it. Bullied teens routinely feel like they’re the only ones in the world who have to deal with bullies. They regularly feel like no one else cares about their problems. Combating that image is half the battle with bullying, and popular talk show host Anderson Cooper hopes to do just that with a new special set to air Thursday, February 28.

“The Bully Effect: An Anderson Cooper Special” Premieres Thursday, February 28th

 “The Bully Effect: An Anderson Cooper Special” chronicles the journeys of a bullied child, a grieving parent, a victim of violence, and a filmmaker turned activist. Each has become a powerful foot soldier in the high-stakes battle against bullying, inspiring a grassroots movement that has helped spark sweeping changes from school policies to state laws to federal legislation.

“The Bully Effect: an Anderson Cooper Special,” presented in partnership with Cartoon Network and Stop Bullying: Speak Up will premiere on Thursday, February 28th at 10pm ET. The special will re-air on Sunday, March 3rd at 8pm and on Saturday, March 9th at 8pm.

“Bullying can have devastating consequences for children, parents and educators, and I’m very proud of our continuing work to focus attention on it,” said Cooper. “Families, schools, and organizations across the country are wrestling with how best to address the often complex issues surrounding bullying, and we want to do all we can to help them in those efforts,” he added.

Read more at CNN.com.

The idea that your teen may be experiencing bullying is a terrifying one for most parents, but programs like this one may give the two of you a platform to discuss potential problems and come up with solid solutions before the issues become bigger than both you and your teen.

Bullying Special May Be Worthwhile for Parents and Teens Alike


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