President Obama to Address Classroom Bullying at White House Conference
President Barack Obama has already filmed a PSA on bullying, but now he's taking things to another level. On March 10, he and First Lady Michelle Obama will join the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services to hold the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention.
In fact, the Obamas have filmed a new video that addresses the matter and urges people to help end bullying nationwide. The video has been posted on a special Facebook page for StopBulling.gov, a new website that offers help, education and prevention tips for teens and adults.
"Hi everybody," the President begins. "I'm not here to ask you to accept my friend request, but I did want to let you know that Michelle and I are hosting an important meeting at the White House on Thursday, and we want you to be a part of it."
"We'll be talking with students, teachers and parents about how to stop bullying, and about the responsibility each of us has to make sure our children treat each other with respect," the First Lady adds.
The conference will kick off on Thursday, March 10 at 10:30 a.m. ET. Two of the sessions will be streamed online at WhiteHouse.gov/live, as well as on Facebook.
Watch the Obamas' video here. What do you think about the new website and upcoming White House conference? Are you happy to see that bullying is being addressed by the government? %Poll-61455%