STICKS AND STONES
Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy
From a highly-respected authority on bullying comes the one book parents, educators, advocates, and kids need to understand teenage cruelty in the internet era—and why it’s come to feel so inescapable.
In this new book, she has produced a clear-eyed journey into the shifting landscape of teenage meanness and its consequences. The result is an indispensible guide–one that takes us from schools to courts to the offices of Facebook, where so much teenage life now unfolds. Cutting through the noise and sensationalism, this is the book that will help parents and teachers navigate the new teenage world, giving them the tools not just to understand kids, but to protect them. Emily Bazelon is a senior editor at Slate and a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, O Magazine, the Washington Post, and Mother Jones, among other publications. She was a finalist for the 2011 Michael Kelly Award for journalism in "the fearless pursuit and expression of truth." Trained as a lawyer, Bazelon is the Truman Capote law and media fellow at Yale Law School. She lives in New Haven with her husband and two sons. Read more about her at www.EmilyBazelon.com.