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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published October 04, 2011

GOVERNOR AND FIRST LADY O’MALLEY TO JOIN FACEBOOK AND TIME WARNER’S CARTOON NETWORK FOR NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH KICK-OFF



Governor and First Lady will take the “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” pledge and encourage students, parents, communities, and schools to stand up against bullying

ANNAPOLIS, MD (October 4, 2011) –On Thursday, October 6th, Governor Martin O’Malley and First Lady Judge Katie O’Malley will join Facebook’s Vice President for U.S. Public Policy Joel Kaplan and Cartoon Network President/COO Stuart Snyder, State and local education leaders, and other special guests for a National Bullying Prevention Month kick-off event at Arundel High School in Anne Arundel County, MD.

The O’Malley-Brown Administration stands with Facebook and Time Warner’s Cartoon Network in efforts to combat bullying. At the kick-off, the Governor and First Lady will encourage students, parents, communities, and schools to stand up against bullying by taking the “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” pledge. As October is also Parental Involvement in Education Month, the Administration encourages all parents to take an active role in their children’s lives by joining in efforts to prevent bullying.

Governor and Judge O’Malley are committed to addressing bullying in Maryland. Though Maryland is the seventh state to enact an anti-bullying law that protects all students, there are still many instances of bullying throughout communities and schools. In May, the Governor, First Lady and Lt. Governor participated in events during the second annual Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Maryland. The Governor and First Lady O’Malley recorded a PSA encouraging Marylanders to stand up against bullying, and the First Lady also recorded a video for the It Gets Better campaign to give hope to LGBT youth and other young people facing bullying and harassment.

WHAT: Governor and First Lady O’Malley, Facebook and Time Warner’s Cartoon
Network to host National Bullying Prevention Month kick-off event

WHEN: Thursday, October 6th at 8:45 a.m.

WHERE: Arundel High School
1001 Annapolis Road
Gambrills, MD