President to Use Bully Pulpit to Address Bullying

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle will convene an anti-bullying conference at The White House, tomorrow, Thursday, March 10.

The White House says the Conference on Bullying Prevention will include top officials from the Department of Education and Health and Human Services as well as students, parents, teachers and others who are trying to address the issue from across the nation.

The conference will also include breakout sessions on proven policies that prevent bullying.

The White House has been eager to engage a wider and younger audience on the issue, reaching out to people through social media. The president announced the conference on his Facebook page and has encouraged people to participate in the conference via live chats.

One of the chats will feature Facebook Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan.

So-called cyber-bullying is seen as a growing problem, one that was recently mentioned in a story by JJIE.org

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