March 13th, 2012
05:06 PM ET
President Obama is taking a stand – and this time it’s against bullying.
Joining the Cartoon Network’s campaign “Stop Bullying: Speak Up”, the president has recorded an opening message introducing a 30-minute documentary film “Speak Up”.
Cartoon Network describes the film as a “moving, thoughtful and hopeful program (that) consists of candid interviews with kids, mostly between the ages of 8 and 13 years old, who either are or have been the target of bullies, bystanders in a bullying situation or even bullies themselves.”
Cartoon Network’s “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” is a multi-platform initiative launched in October 2010 that focuses on motivating bystanders-witnesses to bullying-to speak up and help prevent bullying.
The half-hour film premieres on March 14, 2012, at a middle school on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C and will air nationally on Cartoon Network on March 18, 2012.