Bullying Myths Exposed: Expert Elizabeth Kandel Englander Identifies the Most Effective Prevention and Responses for Bullying and Cyberbullying

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HARVARD EDUCATION PRESS LOGO“Elizabeth Englander has written an essential book about bullying that every educator—and any parent thinking about how schools should handle this issue—should read. It’s full of wisdom, practical advice, and original research, all of which reflect Englander’s status as one of the foremost experts in the field.”

— Emily Bazelon, author of the national bestseller, S T I C K S AND STONES

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “Bullying is a term that’s being, well, bullied. It’s been rendered essentially powerless by being constantly kicked around,” writes nationally recognized bullying expert Elizabeth Kandel Englander. At the same time, bullying in schools and online is more pervasive than ever. It also has cruel and painful consequences as we hear about students taking their own lives in response.

In her practical and insightful book, BULLYING AND CYBERBULLYING: What Every Educator Needs to Know (Harvard Education Press; October 2013), Englander draws on the most recent research, including her own original studies, to show educators how to flag problem behaviors—”gateway behaviors”— and frame the most effective responses. She also examines the differences between face-to-face bullying and cyberbullying and places behaviors on a continuum to reveal how students themselves perceive their own and their peers’ behavior and its consequences.


Distinguish the action of bullying from its impact
Identify victims who are most at risk
Apply methods to help children be more resilient and less vulnerable
E l i z a b e t h Kandel Englander is a professor of psychology and the founder and director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University, which delivers anti-violence and anti-bullying programs, resources, and research for the state of Massachusetts. She has written extensively for The New York Times and recently penned a thought-piece for CNN’s Opinion on by- stander interventions in bullying. In addition, Englander has received a lot of press in venues such as U.S. News & World Report, The Boston Globe, Fox 25 News at 10, and Sirius/XM’s Doctor Radio.

Harvard Education Press, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, publishes innovative, authoritative books covering critical issues in education.

SOURCE Harvard Education Press

CONTACT: ROSE ANN MILLER, HARVARD EDUCATION PRESS, PHONE: 617.496.2998, roseann_miller@harvard.edu, harvardeducationpress.org


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