Wednesday, February 20, 2013
By Patricia Willens : Editor, WNYC News
The author of a new book about bullying said taking social capital away from the bullies is key to combating it. There is a lot schools can do to help, Emily Bazelon said, but parents need to do their part too.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Radio Rookie Reporter Temitayo Fagbenle will host a live chat for for high school students about the problem of sexual cyberbullying - often of teen girls - on social media. Join the conversation.
Friday, April 27, 2012
By Elbert Chu
As schools prepare to put an anti-bullying curriculum in place to comply with the Dignity for All Students Act, legislation has been proposed in New York that would criminalize cyberbullying. Many experts say educational programs work best to teach children to respect each other, but one legislator says stricter penalties are necessary as more youths communicate through texts and the Internet.
Monday, March 12, 2012
By Yasmeen Khan
School communities are turning yet again to issues of bullying, guns and violence following the shooting rampage two weeks ago at Chardon High School near Cleveland. On WNYC's "The Brian Lehrer Show" on Monday, Jessie Klein, an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at Adelphi University, makes the case that bullying, while hardly a new phenomenon, is a growing crisis in American schools that stems from a culture of competition and aggression.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
By Yasmeen Khan
Students who are the victims of harassment and intimidation by their peers can now call an after school hotline staffed by professional counselors. It's a new initiative launched by the United Federation of Teachers, which plans to expand the program in January to include text messaging and online chat services.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The Panel for Educational Policy will vote Wednesday to try to bring the city's regulations in line with the state's new anti-bullying law. For one thing the change in rules will add the word "weight" to the things that students can't harass and bully each other about.