We Can Do Something About Bullying!

March 11 2011

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  • Rick Phillips, Founder, Community Matters
    Rick Phillips
    Founder, Community Matters

From Sebastopol, CA to Washington, D.C. — WE CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT BULLYING!

Last fall several tragic suicides linked to bullying caught the nation’s attention and focused it on what has been a longstanding and pervasive problem in our schools. Community Matters, along with the Department of Education and numerous nonprofits across the country remain engaged on many fronts in efforts to prevent, reduce and stop bullying.

On Thursday, March 10, President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama hosted in the White House East Room, a first-ever White House Summit on Bullying, in which the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools has been deeply involved in planning and executing.  Because the White House is an 18th century building, the physical audience was limited, but the event was streamed live over the internet. From the desk of Kevin Jennings, Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools: “Together we can make a difference in the struggle against bullying, and I am proud to say that this message will be coming directly from the President this week.”



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