Fresh Perspectives on Bullying: A “Sticks and Stones” 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 The 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.
In this week’s Mom Enough show, Sticks and Stones author Emily Bazelon 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? What could you do to encourage your school or faith community or even your neighborhood to promote a non-bullying peer culture among children and teens? Leave a comment below!
For the PACER National Bullying Prevention Center, click here.