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Mon January 13, 2014
Curbing Bullying In Cyberspace
If you ever faced a schoolyard bully, you can probably remember his or her name. Now, all these years later, bullying is still a serious problem, and these days, it reaches far beyond the playground.
Kids are now bullied without ever coming face to face with their tormenter. As part of this week’s in-depth FOCUS report, we’re taking a close look at modern-day bullying, beginning at the MIT Media Lab, where a team of researchers hopes to stop cyberbullying before it starts. WGBH News reporter Cristina Quinn shows us how it works, and what some savvy 7th graders have to say about it.
- Dr. Elizabeth Englander is the director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University, a professor of psychology there, and the author of the new book "Bullying and Cyberbullying: What Every Educator Needs to Know."