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Reed challenges Atlanta students to ‘stamp out bullying’

imageBully a classmate and Mayor Kasim Atlanta wants Atlanta public school students to speak up as a way to stamp out bullying.

On Tuesday, Reed stood with a host of civic leaders and told a rally of more than 1,000 students at Booker T. Washington High School that they should take part in anti-bullying initiatives from the Anti-Defamation League and the Atlanta-based Cartoon Network’s Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign on Facebook.

“I challenge parents, teachers and students at all Atlanta schools to take the pledge that they will not tolerate bullying and to stamp it out wherever it exists,” Reed (photo) said during the rally. “We must continue to care for our children so that they can grow up in safe environments that allow them to reach their full potential in life.”

The ADL’s anti-bullying efforts also received attention from the Atlanta Braves. The pro sports team recently unveiled a series of public service announcements against bullying that point people to the ADL’s bullying resource center.