President Barack Obama appears in an upcoming Cartoon Network documentary aimed at encouraging bullied children to speak up, and says that as the father of two young girls he is deeply concerned about the issue.
In an introduction to the 30-minute film, the president appeals to students, parents and teachers to take a stand on bullying.
"It's wrong, it's disruptive and we can all prevent it," said Obama, who hosted the first White House conference on bullying last year.
He stressed that he was speaking not only as the president but also as a father. "We've all got more work to do. Everyone has to take action against bullying."
The documentary, set to air nationally on Sunday, mixes stories from children who have been bullied with tips from those who have gotten past it. It includes interviews from celebrities, athletes and survivors who urge victims and bystanders to speak out.
Pictured: US President Barack Obama waves alongside First Lady Michelle Obama (L) and daughters Sasha (2nd L) and Malia (R), as they walk from Marine One to the South Lawn of the White House after returning from a 10-day vacation in Hawaii in Washington, DC, on January 3, 2012.
(Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)