Nearly 1/4 of all teens report having been or being cyber-bullied, that is, beng subjected to aggressive actions by one or more students. (We are not focusing on workplace bullying, though clearly this too is a growing concern with parallel issues.) Bullying is not "kids just being kids." Bullying involves a realtionship with an imbalance of power (again, also think workplace) and affects role performance, sense of competence, and self-confidence. Often because of the same factor, bully targets may suffer in silence. Bullying can incite self-destructive actions, even suicide. Might a group of students taunting and stalking a peer be seen as "teenage terrorists"? How can parents and other authority figures recognize the signs? How can schools (or workplaces) purposefully and systematically intervene and change the culture?
Tune in as
Dustin Bray, Computer Scientist/Game Analyst and
Mark Gorkin, the Stress Doc
grapple with this modern day variation on a longstanding source of trauma and tragedy.
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