Re-Thinking the American Bully

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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.

Comments [1]

Peter from New Jersey

I went back to graduate school in my early 40's and became a social pariah. To go through this again at this stage of life, rejection from an entire group of peers who could have been my biological children, was extremely traumatic and now six months out, I am still making sense of what happened to me with my psychotherapist.

Mar. 30 2012 01:40 PM

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