Anderson Cooper, host of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, will host a town hall Friday focusing on the the bullying epidemic facing gay teens.

The one-hour special, titled Bullying: No Escape; an AC 360 Special Report with People Magazine and Cartoon Network, will air Friday on CNN at 10PM.

Bullying is not just in schools anymore,” Cooper told People. “It is after school, at night, in social media networks and mobile devices. It's a 24-hours-a-day thing now.”

The special is expected to focus on the recent rash of teens who committed suicide after being harassed by other kids for being gay.

“The fact that 11 year olds are hanging themselves is unacceptable,” he added.

Participants in the panel include author, psychologist and host of his own television show, Dr. Phil, Phil McGraw and Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabees, which inspired the film Mean Girls.

People's next issue will also focus on the issue of bullying. Cartoon Network on Monday launched its own anti-bullying initiative, Stop Bullying: Speak Up, which combines PSAs with an interactive website.