March 3rd, 2013
06:25 PM ET

Congress, help fight bullying

Editor's note: Robert Casey, a Democrat, is a U.S. senator from Pennsylvania. Watch a special edition of AC360°'s "The Bully Effect" tonight on CNN at 8 p.m. ET, and on March 9 at 8 p.m. ET.

CNN and the Cartoon Network's presentation of the AC360° special feature, "The Bully Effect," spotlight a serious issue affecting children across our nation. The film underscores the damaging consequences of bullying and the need to prevent and respond to it.

Lawmakers have a responsibility to ensure that our schools are safe, which is why I have made addressing this problem a priority in the United States Senate. I firmly believe that all children have a right to an education free from fear of being bullied. The denial of this basic right is a betrayal of children who simply want to learn.


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  1. Linda Ruohoniemi

    I watched the Bully Effect with great hope for the future. After teaching elementary school for many years, I heartily agree that something needs to be done about the bullying by children, teachers, and parents. Unfortunately, I believe that most of the emphasis in the segment displayed bullying by boys. There should have been some mention of the bullying going on among the girls. Often the girls are much sneakier and quieter about their bullying...and in some ways much nastier. Thank you for letting me comment.

    March 4, 2013 at 3:15 pm |