Former first lady Laura Bush says adults need to make sure children are not being bullied.

Bush 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 about it.”

President Obama, Speaker 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.

Bush 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.