From cell phones to Facebook and Twitter to YouTube, the ubiquitous social technology that children and young adults have at their disposal make them both accessible and vulnerable in ways that we could have never imagined just a generation ago. The president and first lady Michelle Obama want to make Americans aware of the new and persistent threat that bullying poses to the our nation's children. Later today, the White House hosts a conference on the prevention of bullying and cyber-bullying. We know that technology is changing the ways that America's young are capable of bullying their peers, but are the ways in which people become participants also changing?
To discuss the modern day bully, we turn to Elizabeth Englander, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center.