Cartoon Network To Address Bullying

Cartoon Network is working to educate kids about bullying with their new original documentary Speak Up, which will air Sunday, March 18 at 5:30pm, then at 8pm, commercial-free. It is part of their Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign to help kids to speak up about bullying and support those who’ve been bullied. Speak Up features interviews with kids aged 8-13, talking about bullying–by those who’ve been bullied, watched bullying happen, or been bullies themselves. Speak Up also includes Cartoon Network’s three hosts of Dude, What Would Happen, as well as Chris Webber (NBA All-Star), Matt Wilhelm (Pro BMX champion), and NASCAR drivers Trevor Bayne, Jeff Burton and Joey Logano, who all share their experiences about bullying and encourage kids to speak out. Before, during and after the documentary, bullying prevention expert and author Rosalind Wiseman will talk more about bullying, and answer viewer questions online at StopBullyingSpeakUp. The documentary will also be posted the website afterwards, and will be offered free of charge to customers through Comcast Xfinity, Facebook, iTunes, Xbox 360+Kinect and, each for at least two weeks after the documentary first airs.

I like seeing companies making an effort to try to help kids and make things better. Good on Cartoon Network.

Via Cynopsis Kids

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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