Program Note: Tune in tonight to hear more about bullying on AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.
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Tonight, David Mattingly tells the story of 11 year-old Jaheem Herrera, who hanged himself last week after being taunted at his elementary school outside of Atlanta.
This comes just a week after AC360° discussed the suicide of 11 year-old Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover, who also hanged himself after being bullied at his school in Springfield, Mass., bullies are back in the news.
Tonight Anderson will be interviewing Barbara Coloroso, a speaker, anti-bullying coach and author of: “The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander” about what parents, teachers and kids need to know right now about stopping this cycle.
Today, 39 states have anti-bullying laws on the books. Many schools around the country have “zero-tolerance” for bullying. But do they make any difference? Coloroso says no. Check out what she has to say tonight at 10pm.
For more information and handouts about bullying and steps you can take to help your kids, go to Coloroso’s website.
Anderson Cooper goes beyond the headlines to tell stories from many points of view, so you can make up your own mind about the news. Tune in weeknights at 8 and 10 ET on CNN.
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