Obamas release Facebook video on eve of national conference on bullying prevention


President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama posted a video on Facebook on Wednesday to promote a nation conference on bullying prevention they’ll host at the White House on Thursday.

Bullying “affects every single young person in our country,” the President said. “Putting a stop to bullying is a responsibility we all share.”

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At Thursday’s conference, 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.

The White House is already taking questions for one of them, and you can RSVP for a special “Facebook Live” chat here.

You can learn more about the issue at StopBullying.gov and on their Facebook page.

Meanwhile, members of Congress are introducing a flurry of bills this week designed to address bullying and harassment of students, including LGBT students, timed to coincide with the White House conference. Read the full story here.

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