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||President Obama & the First Lady address bullying in Facebook video
From a White House News Release
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President Obama and the First Lady talk about bullying and the growing movement, led by young people, to make our communities places where young people can thrive:
While it may not always be in the headlines, bullying is an issue that affects every young person in America, and we all have a responsibility to do something about it.
Tomorrow, the President and First Lady will host parents, teachers, students, community leaders and others at a White House Conference on Bullying Prevention. WhiteHouse.gov/live will have live video throughout the day, including online chats where you can discuss bullying with experts on the subject. We're already taking questions for one of them at www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/03/08/answering-your-questions-bullying-prevention, and you can RSVP for a special "Facebook Live" chat at www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=139608676106112.
Learn more about the issue at StopBullying.gov and make sure you join StopBullying.gov's facebook page.
From Macon Phillips on March 9, 2011 at 9:04 AM EST
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