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Author Emily Bazelon Explains Why Anti-Cyberbullying Methods Fail -- and What Really Works
Bullying is nothing new. But cyberbullying is relatively new -- and no one seems to know how to make it stop. In her groundbreaking book, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy, author Emily Bazelon provides an in-depth look at why standard-issue anti-cyberbullying messages don't resonate with kids.
Most importantly, she offers guidance on what might work. Bazelon puts it this way: "We don't need to preach at kids about bullying. We need to give them more opportunities to think through the social difficulties and realities that they're grappling with every day, on line and off."
With the publication of the paperback version of her book, plus a teacher's guide for educators to use in the classroom, Bazelon offers kids -- and adults -- real ways to talk through the problems kids are facing.
Watch Bazelon and Common Sense Media's founder Jim Steyer discuss why it's more important than ever to engage kids thoughtfully and meaningfully to make a change.