The documentary “Bully” screened at the White House on April 20, 2012, and President Barack Obama watched the film alongside a group of people that included Alex Libby, one of the bullied children in the film that now lives in Edmond, Oklahoma.
The screening itself comes after Obama announced his support for two anti-bullying bills. One bill requires schools to create anti-bullying policies and submit data to the Department of Education and the second would ban harassment based on a student's actual or perceived sexual orientation.
"This film is a powerful call to action," said Valerie Jarrett, a senior member of Obama's staff.
This legislation comes at a time when an anti-bullying bill in Louisiana was shelved for simply including “sexual orientation” as a cause for bullying.
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