Reporting Brad Segall
CHELTENHAM, Pa. (CBS) – A teenager, who made national headlines earlier this year when a cell phone video of him being bullied by several teenagers near his Upper Darby home went viral on the Internet, is now speaking out in an effort to help others.
Nadin Khoury is now a freshman at the private Wyncote Academy in Cheltenham. A production company reached out to the 13-year-old boy to speak at an anti-bullying campaign being launched in Washington DC, today. Khoury will be there along with his principal Kirk Hittinger, who will talk about Wyncote’s already established curriculum to keep its students safe.
“We make very clear to the students that bullying is not tolerated in our school community,” Hittinger says. “We have a lot of discussions with the kids on how they can resolve situations in a better way.”
Hittinger says Khoury has been thriving at Wyncote since arriving there last spring, “The school community is really committed to anti-bullying, so it’s a safe environment where he can just be himself, relax and focus on school and not on all those other outside distractions and fear of violence.”
Wyncote offered Khoury a full paid scholarship last spring after hearing about the bullying episode. The producers of the “Listen To Our Voices” campaign says it’s a call to educate the nation about bullying, which they say is reaching epidemic proportions.
Reported by Suburban Bureau Chief Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio 1060