bullying

Anti-Bullying Law
8:35 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Washington Lawmakers Consider ‘Emotional Harm’ As Form Of Bullying

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The definition of bullying in Washington could be expanded to include any act of "emotional harm" against a student.

State lawmakers took testimony Thursday on this potentially controversial revision to the state’s anti-bullying law.

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The Week In Review
10:00 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Elections Results, And The Cold, Dark Winter Ahead

At Sen. Ed Murray's election night party, the apparent mayor-to-be was featured in butter.
KUOW Photo/David Hyde

It’s Friday — time to talk over the week's news with Crosscut's Knute BergerJoni Balter of the Seattle Times and The Stranger's Eli Sanders.

Voters rejected GMO labeling, sent the incumbent mayor of Seattle packing, and appeared to be saying yes to a $15 minimum wage in SeaTac. Will Kshama Sawant pull off a late surge to overtake City Council incumbent Richard Conlin? The panel looks back at the most interesting returns from Election Day.

Plus, Live Wire host Luke Burbank stares down eight months of cold, dark winter.

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Bullying
8:00 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Defeating Bullying With Emily Bazelon

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Bullying isn’t new, but the internet and social media have morphed it into something much more sinister. It’s too easy to post a cruel message or photo without considering the consequences. Emily Bazelon talks about the devastating consequences of bullying, as well as what parents and educators can do to promote empathy and understanding. She spoke with Dan Savage at Town Hall on April 29.

Parenting
11:43 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Can You Defeat A Bully With Empathy?

Forty-nine states now have laws on bullying. Schools have policies and punishments. But Slate senior editor Emily Bazelon says there’s a risk that searching for solutions to bullying can do more harm than good.

Ross Reynolds sits down with Bazelon to talk about Washington policies and her new book, "Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering The Power of Character and Empathy."