Sticks and Stones by Emily Bazelon

Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy

by Emily Bazelon Author

Being a teenager has never been easy, but with the rise of the Internet and social media, it has become exponentially more challenging. Bullying, once thought of as the province of queen bees and goons, has taken on new, complex, and insidious forms, as parents and educators know all too well.

In her deeply researched journey into the current world of teen bullying, Emily Bazelon takes us from schools to courtrooms, and even the offices of Facebook, to tell the stories of three young people who found themselves stuck in the bullying landscape. Using these stories, she explores definitions of what bullying is -- and isn't -- and examines ways schools have sought to reduce it, to help us better understand what kids go through today, and what we can do about it.