The Cartoon Network has launched an anti-bullying campaign, “I Speak Up,” that coincides with the network’s Speak Up Week, taking place between September 29 and October 3. For the “I Speak Up” portion of the campaign, the Cartoon Network has gotten participation from Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. They’re also asking for help from all of us.
The network wants the public to submit videos with the hashtag #ISpeakUp that encourages others to pay attention and participate as well. Submissions to the campaign’s website that are selected by the network will become a part of clips that appear on TV and online.
In addition to AG Holder and Secretary Duncan, notable names including Robin Meade from HLN Morning Express, America’s Got Talent‘s Howie Mandel, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper are also participating.
This lineup of supporters is impressive. But just as important is the outreach that the network is doing to parents and educators.