Coping with Cyberbullying: The Use of Technology to Terrify

We know that bullies come in all sizes and can be found in many places – playgrounds,

Thinking About Teasing– Something I’ve Never Thought Much About

Because I saw it recommended in a post on Bob Sutton's great blog, Work Matters, I picked up a copy of David Dunning's book, Self-Insight: Roadblocks and Detours on the Path to Knowing Thyself.


Debbie's son Jeff took his own life as a freshman in high school. He had been bullied relentlessly for two years in 7th and 8th grade. After his death, Debbie channeled her grief and anger to get a new law passed in Florida – The Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up For All Students Act. It requires schools to intervene in bullying, including online bullying, or face losing education funding. Jeff was an intelligent, happy, and popular child when the bullying began in 7th grade. His bully...

Kenneth Dodge Ph.D.

Dr. Dodge is the William McDougall Professor of Public Policy Studies and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. He grew up in Chicago, graduated from Northwestern University, and then earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from Duke University. He is the first Director of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, where he leads an effort to bridge basic scientific research in children’s development with public policy affecting children and families. Dr. Dodge has published more than 400 scientific articles and is the...

Marc Brackett, Ph.D.

Dr. Brackett is a Research Scientist in the Department of Psychology at Yale University. He is also the Deputy Director of Yale’s Health, Emotion, and Behavior Laboratory and Head of the Emotional Intelligence Unit in the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy. He has authored, coauthored, or edited more than 60 scholarly publications, including six social and emotional learning programs for students, teachers, and administrators. He codeveloped the RULER model of emotional literacy, which posits that teaching children and adults to...

Jaana Juvonen, Ph.D.

Dr. Juvonen conducts research on young adolescent peer relationships. A central goal of her work is to understand how groups respond to “different” others. Her latest research examines the ways in which bullying shapes both societal norms and the adjustment of individuals. She has coauthored and coedited three books, including Peer Harassment in School: The Plight of the Vulnerable and Victimized. Her research has been cited in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Atlantic Monthly, Christian Science Monitor, and Time magazine. Dr. Juvonen received her doctorate from the Department...

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