Episode 215 - Bullying and Hazing

Hank Nuwer talks about the effects his work has on his own life in this web extra on bullying and hazing. Hardly a week goes by that we aren't hearing tragic news of the consequences of yet another bullying incident. For thousands of young people, the prospect of going to school every day and facing their peers makes them terror-stricken. Thanks to the internet and social networking websites, it has even become possible to victimize others online. Why has bullying become such a serious problem? Who is to blame for it? What role do parents, schools, the community and the media have to play? How should bullies be dealt with? And most importantly, what can be done to instil in our children, the extremely important values of mutual respect, dignity and compassion?
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