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Anderson Cooper Shares Deets On CNN Special The Bully Effect!

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Anderson Cooper's The Bully Effect: An Anderson Cooper Special is getting ready to debut on CNN tonight, but before it goes live, the anchor wanted to share a few words about bullying.

In the clip (above), Cooper reveals that he was "really lucky" as a child because he was never bullied or picked on, but because many of us have been subjected to horrifying experiences — he wants to highlight that bullying is NOT right!!

Ch-ch-check out the video to get more deets on Anderson's special!!

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7 comments to “Anderson Cooper Shares Deets On CNN Special The Bully Effect!”

  1. thebigboot says – reply to this


    Hey Perez, you should probably pay attention to this. You haven't changed, you're still a bully. Stop acting like a f&g sound familiar?

  2. W says – reply to this


    I honestly feel that bullying is so much worse these days because of BS zero tolerance policies. Kids used to be able to defend themselves, stand up for themselves. Now a days they can't do that and it only gets worse.

    I was bullied A LOT as a child because of some health issues. One kid was particularly brutal. Finally one day i had enough, punched the little bastard in the face and that was the last time he did it. It used to be kids duked it out and moved on. Now they are not allowed to deal with it, conflict resolution is not being address and the issue is skyrocketing!

    My sons was suspended from school last week for fighting. Another kid pushed him and started punching my son. My son defended himself (security footage clearly shows this) and yet my son was suspended because of so called "zero tolerance".

    zero tolerances teaches kids it is not ok to stand up for yourself, not ok to defend yourself and that you just have to take it.

    *this is at the middle school level where kids are highly unlikely to go report it. 99% of the time that makes things worse and only makes the bullying more extreme, not only from the actual kid doing the bullying, but from peers who will join in by calling the kid a narc, tattle tale etc.

  3. 3

    Re: W – True. Also, teachers used to be able to intervene without fear of lawsuits. It is so easy now to accuse a teacher of inappropriate behaviour, that they are understandably afraid to do anything.

  4. 4

    He needs to stop hanging out with Andy Cohen….he's loosing cred.

  5. OhPlease says – reply to this


    I think the difference now is that we are no longer teaching our kids to stand up for themselves. We're creating legions of victims - uninitentionally but it's happening just the same.

  6. Pekis27 says – reply to this


    This is so sad. Thanks AC for this episode !! Just hope and pray that bullying will stop period..

  7. 7

    I had a medical condition and no one bullied me. I did get into it with a group of Chicanas in junior high,, they followed me halfway to my home.
    Kids need to learn to stand up for themselves, their parents cannot protect them forever, and the sooner they learn this, the better.