Out CNN anchor Anderson Cooper has
joined cabler Cartoon Network's campaign against bullying.
The network's annual Stop Bullying:
Speak Up campaign, first launched in 2010, will culminate during
Cartoon Network's Speak Up Week, which begins next Monday, and helps
kick off National Bullying Prevention Month in October.
The campaign's goal is to collect one
million user-generated videos pledging to speak up when a child is
Cooper appears in a promo for the
campaign released Monday.
“Join me and my friends from Cartoon
Network and pledge to speak up against bullying,” Cooper
says in the video clip. “Go to StopBullyingSpeakUp.com to
share your message. And your family might be on Cartoon Network.”
Alice Cahn, vice president of social
responsibility at Cartoon Network, said the campaign aims to provide
“practical bullying prevention advice kids can put into action.”
“This new phase of our campaign is
meant to empower anyone who wants to take an active role in seeing
bullying come to an end,” she said in an emailed statement. “We
embrace and thank the one million people out there willing to
publicly take a stand; coming together, we can all make a difference
for our nation’s children.”
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