February 20th, 2013
09:10 PM ET

Cartoon Network and Sen. Bob Casey raise anti-bullying flag

Cartoon Network, AC360’s long-time partner in our special reports on bullying, launched a national program today to continue the company’s campaign against bullying.

They raised the first anti-bullying flag at the Warren G. Harding Middle School in Philadelphia; 2,000 more schools across the country will join the initiative. The flags, which come with a bullying prevention toolkit, represent the power bystanders have to stop bullying.

On hand for the event was Senator Bob Casey, Democrat from Philadelphia, who plans to introduce the Safe Schools Improvement Act, a federal anti-bullying law, to Congress in the coming days. Currently there is no federal law against bullying.

Today’s event comes a week before the premiere of “The Bully Effect,” an Anderson Cooper 360 special documentary that was produced in partnership with Cartoon Network, in which the progress of federal legislation against bullying is detailed.

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  1. tammyk tammy

    Proud to have Senator Casey representing my state and putting forth this much needed federal law. Voting can bring good people who pursue worthwhile laws to Congress. We need action, not inaction from our Senators. Happy to know my vote for him will have good results for this nation.

    February 25, 2013 at 7:49 pm |