Fresh Perspectives on Bullying: A Conversation with Author Emily Bazelon

Many of us believe that bullying is more rampant today than in previous decades But is that true? And how do technology and social media shape bullying behavior and its impact today? Most important, what should we be doing to support a deeper understanding of – and more effective response to – this complex problem? Marti & Erin explore these and other questions with Emily Bazelon, Senior Editor of Slate and frequent guest on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report, who has written a fresh and thoughtful book on bullying, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy.

 

This week’s Mom Enough guest highlights the importance of building a peer culture that does not accept bullying behavior. What do you think you can do with your own children to promote this? Share your thoughts in the REPLY space below!

 

For the PACER National Bullying Prevention Center, click here.

For a transcript of this show, provided by the Minnesota Department of Education, click here.

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