Last night Anderson Cooper hosted a groundbreaking national town hall meeting broadcast on CNN call “Bullying: It Stops Here.” It was held at Rutgers University in New Jersey, where Tyler Clementi attended school before committing suicide last year after his roommate broadcast his sexual encounter with a man on the internet.
The special featured experts, celebrities and kids from school districts around the nation that spoke about bullying and how it can be stopped. Cooper also premiered eye-opening statistics from a report he conducted with The Bullying Project.
Dr. Phil, Kelly Ripa and Jane Lynch were just a few of big names that attended, but the heroes of the night were the youth who came forward and shared their emotional stories.
You can watch the full special below.