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Cartoon Network’s Stop Bullying: Speak UpA Successful Public/Private Media Partnership

When/Where: Sunday, 10:45-11:30 in Cook.

Presenters: Alice Cahn, Cartoon Network. Presider: Sherri Hope Culver.

Objectives: Alice Cahn, VP Social Responsibility for Cartoon Network discusses the co-production of the Stop Bullying: Speak Up initiative with Capt. Stephanie Bryn, Director, Injury and Violence Prevention, HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the HHS.

Audience: PK-12 Schooling

Description

Stop Bullying: Speak Up is a multi-platform prevention initiative from Cartoon Network designed to help young people take positive action when they see someone being bullied. The program launched in October 2010 with an Anderson Cooper-hosted Town Hall on CNN, co-presented by Cartoon Network and People Magazine.T Stop Bullying: Speak Up is a product of a successful public/private partnership between Cartoon Network, CNN and the US Department of Health and Human Service’s HRSA division with the support from other Turner/Time Warner businesses including People Magazine, TBS, TNT, TruTV, the CW and CNN Student News.

Alice Cahn, VP Social Responsibility for Cartoon Network discusses the co-production of the Stop Bullying: Speak Up initiative with Capt. Stephanie Bryn, Director, Injury and Violence Prevention, HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the HHS. The two will discuss the perspective each team brought to the endeavor during the formative research stage with experts in the field, to the creative development process and finally through production and distribution phase.

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Presenter(s)

  • Alice Cahn, Cartoon Network: Alice Cahn is Cartoon Network’s VP of for Social Responsibility, directing content and the implementation of outreach and pro-social initiatives across all of the Cartoon Network divisions. Prior to joining Cartoon Network, Cahn served as Managing Director of the Markle Foundation’s Interactive Media for Children Program. Cahn came to Markle from Sesame Workshop where she served as President of the Television, Film and Video group. From 1993-1998 Cahn was head of children’s programming for US Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Cahn did her Master’s work in Educational Technology at San Francisco State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from New York University. She and her partner live in Maplewood, NJ and have three children.
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