Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy – closing keynote presented by Emily Bazelon
Though bullying has increasingly moved to the Internet, kids still torment each other in the hallways at school. In fact, in person and online bullying usually go together. How does the school environment influence the level of aggressive behavior in the classroom and on the playground? How can schools best combat bullying? Which programs have proven most effective? What are the obstacles to making them work? And what legal challenges do schools face based on recent state laws and court decisions? Bullying has changed in the Internet era. This thought provoking, solution focused keynote is one you cannot afford to miss.