Cartoon Network to air CNN’s ‘Bully Effect’

Cartoon Network air CNN's 'Bully Effect'

Documentary follows subject of feature doc 'Bully'

Cartoon Network will air sister network CNN’s original halfhour documentary “The Bully Effect” without commercials on April 28.

The presentation, part of Cartoon Network’s “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” initiative, will be accompanied by an online Q&A with bullying prevention expert Rosalind Wiseman. CNN’s Anderson Cooper hosts the documentary and will also participate in a conversation about the subject.

The Bully Effect,” which will also be available on Cartoon Network’s website beginning April 29, picks up the story of Alex Libby, one of the students featured in Lee Hirsch’s 2012 feature documentary “Bully.”

“For three years now through ‘Stop Bullying: Speak Up,’ Cartoon Network has served to provide valuable resources and materials to help educate and empower kids to speak up whenever bullying occurs,” said Cartoon Network prexy/COO Stuart Snyder, “‘The Bully Effect’ (goes) one step further, demonstrating how powerful empathy and understanding can be in helping to turn someone’s life around.

“I hope this program will encourage sensitive, open dialogue between kids, their parents and teachers and continue to show the impact when one speaks up against bullying.”

Charlie Moore is the exec producer of “The Bully Effect.”

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  1. Gina says:

    I am a parent of 2 children. Schools, teachers, bus drivers, coaches, principals-they are sometimes the bullies, or not helpful or turn the other way. I am not saying this is always the case. Both my kids are in scouts, sports, extracurricular activities & I have been active in both schools boosters. So being an involved parent helps, but does not solve the problem. My home is the “hangout” for my kids friends. I will ask them all after school how was your day. I know most of them since kinder. Some the the story’s of the behavior with students, teachers, principals are unbelievable! Volunteering I see the YELLING that some of the teachers do. Who protects our children when we arent there, maybe we need school cams? I don’t know…I can not be there ALL the time to protect my children.(Mind you, I am not perfect either) I RELY on my community, friends, school, to help me. Times have changed dramatically. Respect for ourselves, our children, our community have been lost. Bullying has always been around but not to this extent has it become exceptable.

    My daughter has been called fat by kindergarteners & she is in 5th grade, both teachers said nothing. She has been tripped, she ate like a pig, she has a fat face, told to die. I immediately took her to the principals office after she was told her life would be better if she jumped off the roof and died. She didnt want to be a “snitch” even though this boy has been a bully in the school & attending anger management counseling for the last year & had been picking on her. She was so upset with me she promised to never tell me again when something like this happened because then kids would make fun of her for snitching! What do I do! ! ! She will stand up for other people when they are being bullied but does not want me to take a stand for her? She’s 11years old, 5’2 and weighs 250 lbs and I have always told her life is hard, unfair, and bullies come in all shapes, sizes and ages and you will find them throughout your life. Talk to me and we will do this together. When it comes to being told to DIE-NO!!! This is my little girl…:(

  2. DezaRay Vaughn says:

    ive been bullied before I had to quit my track team bcuz males kept calling me fat I starved myself because of it then threw water bottles at me and said if I threw it back theyd kick my teeth in ive tried telling adults but they wont do anything some adult teachers even bully me I need help with this and our school its out of hand and needs to stop!!!! ive tried my hardest to stand up but my English class isn’t enough I need help

  3. Andrew Luna says:

    Hey my name is Andrew Luna im 13 years old and I have been bullied .Im in the 7 th grade going to 8th and I go to sebastine middle school in st.Augustine flordia I been called names,kneed in the mom says that if some one hits you can hit back but I don’t the right time to so if you can help please do bye

  4. trippy says:

    I actually gotten bullied in camp. They used to call me hairy, crack head, you suck and you know just mean things. I cried a little but at most of the time I left it alone. But know I’m back at school I’m invited in pretty much everything.

  5. jesse says:

    what if I was recognized?

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