A Panel Discussion


"Bullies and Cyber-Bullies: Impacts on Victims, Victimizers, and Communities"


September 21, 2011
7:01 PM


First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138


This event is free; no tickets are required.

Cambridge Forum hosts a panel discussion on bullying as part of their fall series, 'How We Live Today.'

A panel featuring psychologist Elizabeth Englander, storyteller Odds Bodkin, and psychiatrist Tracy Vaillancourt discusses the phenomenon of bullying among young people. Bullies have been around since Hercules; how are they different today? What can we learn from the accumulated wisdom of our culture as well as from the modern discoveries of neuroscience about the impact of bullying? About ways to respond to bullies? And about ways to change this destructive behavior?

Elizabeth Englander
Elizabeth Englander

Elizabeth Englander

Elizabeth Englander has been teaching at Bridgewater State University since 1993. Her major area of interest is in the childhood causes of abusive and violent behavior, and her research examines bullying and cyberbullying behaviors during the school years. She has published peer-reviewed articles, three editions of Understanding Violence, has served as a Guest Editor for a Special Edition of The Journal of Social Sciences, and has published numerous other articles.

Odds Bodkin
Odds Bodkin

Odds Bodkin

Odds Bodkin, a graduate of Duke University, has taught storytelling and imagination for seven years at Antioch New England Graduate School while pursuing a full-time career as a children’s author and musical storyteller. He has been a featured teller at The National Storytelling Festival, performed twice at The White House, and at schools, universities, museums, and theaters across America. He has told stories and conducted workshops as far afield as Bangkok, Thailand, and Great Britain.

Tracy Vaillancourt
Tracy Vaillancourt

Tracy Vaillancourt

Tracy Vaillancourt is a professor in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, & Behaviour at McMaster University. Her diverse research interests include bullying and victimization, development of aggression, and eating disorders.

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.

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