Bullying: President Obama Can Relate
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama met with students, parents and teachers from the Conference on Bullying Prevention at the White House last week.
"The President smiled when he said his large ears and funny name once made him a target of school-yard harassment. But he was all seriousness last Thursday when he told a White House conference on bullying that torment and intimidation must not be tolerated."
Such bullying is not only happening on the school yards, it happens online as well. The term "cyberbullying" refers to the use of digital tools, such as email or instant messaging, to send or post text or images that have the effect of intimidating, frightening, or embarrassing another person. Teach your students to be good digital citizens, check out our tech integration project "Cyberbully? No Way, Not Me".