Former first lady Laura Bush says
adults need to make sure children are not being bullied.
made her remarks in an interview Tuesday with ABC News reporter
Deborah Roberts for the Yahoo! Newsmakers series at the Women's
Conference 2010 in California.
When asked about the recent rash of gay
teens bullied to death, Bush said that it was really “terrible.”
“Bullying of every kind, certainly
gay teens, but any children is really terrible.”
Bush, a former second grade school
teacher, added that adults should be responsible for ending bullying.
“We've read cases of children on the
Internet where kids are committing suicide,” she said. “It's
really terrible. As adults, we have to be the ones who do something
of the House Nancy Pelosi and Secretary
of State Hillary Clinton are among the high-profile politicians
who have recorded messages of hope to troubled gay teens considering
suicide as part of the online campaign It Gets Better.
stunned social conservatives earlier this year when she revealed in
her 465-page memoir Spoken
From The Heart
that she disagreed on gay marriage with her husband, former President
George W. Bush.