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Anderson Cooper: Stop Bullying Town Hall Tonight!

Anderson Cooper: Stop Bullying Town Hall Tonight!

Anderson Cooper will be hosting AC360‘s “Bullying: It Stops Here” town hall TONIGHT (October 9) held at New Jersey’s Rutgers University.

“Too many kids have died already; too many kids are living in fear. At AC360 we decided to look into the problem by sponsoring an extensive study of bullying in one school to better understand the dynamics,” the 44-year-old journalist said.

The special will also feature Jane Lynch, Kelly Ripa, Dr. Phil McGraw, and author Rosalind Wiseman.

Tune into CNN tonight at 8 p.m. ET and follow @AndersonCooper, @AC360, and use the hashtag #stopbullying to join the conversation on Twitter.

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  • Tota

    My big brother has case steal in court and i’m equipped Birthday party for my sister but my family went to court and they left me with my sister alone. Im not glad just make me crash everything. May gad

  • Ka simply amazing

    I don’t understand yo tota

  • Anonymous

    This page talks about anderson not for the life of tota, go Jump to resolve the matter between your party and your brother case.

  • http://dajt slig o lambert ^______^cute

    @ka simply
    Tota say his brother go in jail and young sistr tota party broken

  • Tota

    Nooo my brother not in jail juts in case. May gad your bother me Anonymous.

  • Tota

    Nooo my brother not in jail just in court he has case. Anonymous your bother me.

  • James Woods

    I dunno but googling ‘anderson cooper coma’ shows something interesting.

    If bullying is a problem perhaps the reason for being bullied is a larger one.

    What makes someone the target of bullying.

    I guess big pharma might have a drug to deal with it.

  • Tota

    Now nathing.

  • Dieter

    JAMES !!!! I love the beautiful words of yours !!!

  • hmmmmm

    With the amount of Media Love this guy has gotten you would think he’d have huge ratings but nobody is watching….he is the Kardashian of Journalism.

  • Amaechi Esekody

    Your show tonight “Bulling it Stops Here” is a good place to start. However, we have to acknowledge that bullying is a norm that we have accepted in our society over time. Whether it is through politics, religeon, on the job, in the community, and all over the world. It is a form of intimidation where the person or people who have the upper hand tend to exploit or take advantage of the weak or disadvantaged especially those who do not share their views, and we have to stop it. The issue in schools usually starts from home likewise what the children encounter especially with peers in their daily lives at school including television, internet, movie, and all forms of interaction. I think a good part of the problem starts with adults; their role models.

  • Kathie

    Having a child that has been bullied for eight long years I’m Maryland, I can tell you that unless you get the law involved, it wont stop. His only friends were the teachers it got so bad. Short of getting myself thrown in prison ( which I didn’t ) these kids wont stop. The weaker children feel failed as the parents of these children feel helpless. I keep my son home hospital care due to emotional impact of this torture. It’s not fair. The only way I see it stopping is when I open a school for gay ,special needs children. When I do I can promise you it will be guarded by me and the police so my son and these other children can finally go to school like everybody else!!!! Broke my heart to see this show but I now know my son and I are not the only ones who have been targeted.

  • Williams

    Enjoyed the show, it really touch my heart. My concern is for all the kids who has to endure the pain and anguish. I’m really concern for Alex in Sioux City, Iowa. I hope people there are very concern for your well-being. You are a good kid, don’t ever lose sight of that. Inform someone please if you’re ever feel your life is in danger. I pray for all the kids who are victims of bullying. God bless you.

  • Brian

    Bullying isn’t real,but fear is. I was bullied and in return I became a bully. When I was bullied all I thought to myself was “why me? What did I do to deserve this treatment?,why do I have less value than the other kids?” It was the second I victimized myself;thats when bullying took a toll on me and kids can’t help but to victimize themselves because they feel helpless. I was helpless. I was abused at home,neighborhood and school I never got a break & I became a bully as a defense mechanism. I was hurting so I wanted others to hurt aswell. I would bully kids I didn’t even know because I gave everyody a title as “the enemy” cause before that’s all people have shown me was that they were enemies,so I assumed people won’t bully me if I beat them to it. Having seen both sides I can tell you victims of bullying bully themselves when they accept the criticism & most bullies bully as a defense mechanism it’s an animalistic survival instinct “bully the weak so everyone knows not to bully me” they want to put fear in their other peers. Some become numb to the fact that they bully to the point where they are unaware they bully. Some bullies are raised a certain way and they don’t realize what they see as a joke others find it hurtful (they’re nurtured upon bullying) and parents can’t do much to stop it I.e if america’s government didn’t like the way italy was being governed and america tried to employ action to change it there would be a war. So change can only happen if italy said so.I’m not saying there would be a war amongst parents and kids,but change can only happen within the community meaning only those who bully are being bullied or witnessing bullying have the power to stop it in their community.

  • Victor

    I am disappointed in the perspective of the panel with the exception of Dr. Phil. The idea that parents and the home is not the first place to start is just irresponsible and is furthering the American way of government making decisions for citizens and billing the home by insinuating that they know better. As an administrator, bullying and harassment is in every school but the reason is because parents by in large are not involved in their childs behavior and not working with the schools to create a civil environment. Media and the images that bombard our youth are pathetic
    But because of greed and money no one cares about what influences are presented to our children. Anderson this panel missed the mark

  • lMarianne

    What is with the bus driver on Alex’s bus…smiling in the rear view mirror? How about “RULES”… like everyone must stay in their seats, face the front of the bus & keep their hands to themselves or the driver stops the bus & reprimands the troublemakers!! Take names…Is anyone in charge??

  • Reese

    So unfortunate is that the bullying continues in the workplace. HR resources are not just inadequate but make the victim a pariah for speaking out. Would love to see a show on how to deal with bullying bosses and creeps in the workplace. Closest I have found is a book called “The No Asshole” Rule by Robert Sutton but even that does not give the necessary resources for mental, emotional and legal help in dealing with this far reaching problem. Even Steve Jobs is mentioned in the book as a bully but really, who in their right mind would have taken him on? If Anderson could do a show about this, it would help millions of people.