President Obama and Michelle posted a message on Facebook addressing bullying in US high schools.
The president said it’s something that affects every single young person in our country.
The Obamas released the PSA to raise attention for a special White House conference to prevent bullying. The conference will unite students, teachers and parents to discuss ways to prevent and respond to the estimated 13 million students a year who are bullied in American schools.
“For a long time, bullying was treated as an unavoidable part of growing up but more and more we’re seeing how harmful it can be for our kids, especially when it follows them from their school, their phone, their computer screen,” the president said in the announcement.