Boy who stood up to cyberbullies visits White House

(WASHINGTON (WOOD) — A southwest Michigan 11-year-old who stood up to cyberbullies is touring the White House this evening.

Logan Fairbanks of Hartford made a video of himself reading mean comments posted on YouTube videos he made with his father. He told 24 Hour News 8 he did it to take the power away from the bullies and give hope to people who have been bullied.

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“I want to make a stand not only for people that are being bullied, but I want to also help bullies not bully anymore,” Logan said on Tuesday.

The video went viral. Among the hundreds of thousands thousand people who saw it was White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, who then invited Logan and his family for a visit.

Logan and his family explored nation’s capital on Tuesday, checking out the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. They toured the White House this evening.

Logan and his father, Josh Fairbanks, have created a foundation called takethepower.org. They hope people will take their challenge, address bullies and their comments and tag it with #sticksandstones.

“Bullying doesn’t know age or race or sex or religion or poverty level. It’s global. There’s no boundaries. … It’s one of the few causes that’s worldwide. This is no side to this,” Josh Fairbanks said.

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