CNN, Facebook, Cartoon Network and Time Inc. have teamed up for a special multi-platform effort aimed at taking a stand to help stop the bullying crisis. Anderson Cooper 360° will air a week-long series focused on bullying in addition to a town hall hosted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, marking the one year anniversary of Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi.’s death.
Anderson Cooper will reveal the results of a six-month long pilot study that provide new insight about why kids bully each other and how parents and educators can more effectively stop the problem. In partnership with University of California sociologist Dr. Robert Faris, this groundbreaking investigation involving over 700 junior and high school students will explore the complex social dynamic of bullying, and how certain students hold the key to stopping the problem.
About We Got Your Back
The We Got Your Back Projects seeks to use social media to support LGBTQIA young people and reduce the rate of LGBTQIA youth suicide by:
- Publishing videos and statements of hope from a diverse group of LGBTQIA community members and allies
- Distributing resources about suicide prevention and bullying
- Starting conversations about the importance of inclusion within our community and standing up against biphobia, transphobia, and racism.
- Mobilizing the LGBTQIA community in support of anti-bullying and anti-violence legislation and efforts to hold schools accountable for maintaining safe learning environments.
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