Dr. Linda Petter identifies key trends in teen behaviors that could indicate bullying
Dr. Linda Petter is a weekly feature on the ABC affiliate KOMO 4 TV/News Radio in Seattle (1000 AM & 97.7 FM) every Saturday, Sunday, and week day. She trained at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Illinois, Carle Hospital. Dr. Petter is Chief of the Department of Family Practice at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way.
Nancy Willard M.S., J.D. is the director of the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use.
During this 15-minute live interview Nancy will also share her thoughts on the impact of Lady Gaga's new Born This Way Foundation and the potential that organizations like this have for changing the culture of how kids treat each other.
March 8, 2012
Aaron Tarnutzer is the Associate Principal of Indian Mound Middle School in the community of McFarland, Wisconsin.
Mr. Tarnutzer discussed his thoughts on the following three questions:
- Research shows that the number of incidents of bullying tend to peak during middle school. As an Associate Principal of a middle school, why do you think this is true?
- You use the discipline model called SOLAR (solution oriented learning accountability, and restoration). Can you give us some examples of how apply this model to incidents of bullying behavior?
- It seems there is an often silent majority of youth who are bystanders to incidents where they know someone is doing something that is not right. How do you help these youth become allies?
February 14, 2012
David Perrodin, Director of Student Services for the DeForest Area School District in DeForest, Wisconsin where he oversees special education, counseling and nursing services for the district’s 3500 students.
Mr. Perrodin discussed the importance of effectively collecting and analyzing discipline and bullying data in addition to guiding listeners toward strategies for successfully mobilizing school and community resources in support of creating proactive school cultures.
February 7, 2012
Jane Riese, Director of Training for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in the United States and is a research associate with Clemson University’s Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life.
Ms. Riese discussed the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, the trainer certification process and how to bring the program to your school.
February 2, 2012
Dr. Marilyn Campbell, as an expert in the field of education and technology, Dr. Campbell will share her perspective on an issue that has become an international challenge.
Dr. Campbell discussed the importance of social relationships and their connection to culture and bullying.
January 19, 2012
Paul Herrick, Middle School Principal and Co-Founder of SOLAR Behaviors, Paul Herrick. While focusing on disproportionate discipline rates of special education, minority, and low socio-economic status students, Paul's passion manifested itself as the development of the culture model called "SOLAR", or "Solution Oriented Learning, Accountability, and Restoration".
Paul spoke about the SOLAR model and its ability to change the culture of school site and a child's family.
January 11, 2012
Dr. Kim Mason, an assistant professor and practicum and internship coordinator in the Counselor Education Program at the University of New Orleans.
What makes face-to-face bullying different from cyberbullying? Why are kids and teens using social platforms to be cruel?
January 5, 2012
Elizabeth Kandel Englander, PhD, is a professor of Psychology and the founder and Director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University, a Center which delivers anti-violence and anti-bullying programs, resources, and research for the state of Massachusetts. She is a nationally recognized expert in the area of bullying and cyberbullying, childhood causes of violence, aggression and abuse, and child development.
My kids know more about computers than I do. How can I possibly help them avoid problems on the Internet like cyberbullying?
December 19, 2011
Michael R. Carpenter, PhD, is a violence, drug, and student assistance program consultant who lives in metropolitan Atlanta (Georgia). He has worked with Cobb County Schools for more than twenty years, statewide for the Department of Education and Human Resources, and as a consultant throughout the United States and abroad in such countries as Japan, New Zealand, Mexico, and Belize.
Should parents ask for children to stand up to the student bullying them? In other words should we try to empower the victim? Three easy-to-follow ideas for identifying bullying.
November 29, 2011
Jan Urbanski, Ed.D. is the director of the Pinellas County Schools’ Special Projects Office with responsibility for financial management for grants and contracts as well as grant procurement. Previously she was the supervisor of the Safe and Drug Free Schools program where she managed over a million dollars in three federal grants as well as several state and local grants.
What role should a parent have in a school’s bullying prevention initiatives?
November 22, 2011
Dr. Karen Siris, principal and professor has been featured on NBC and CBS News and ivillage.com for the work she has done creating a Caring Majority of "upstanding" students in her Long Island School. What is the school's responsibility in creating environments that are free from bullying and harassment?
November 11, 2011
Anne Collier, accomplished author, journalist, co-founder of Net Family News and co-director of ConnectSafely.org. Listen to Anne's interview on the changes in media today and the connection between social media and cyberbullying.
November 2, 2011
Stephen Balkam is the Founder and CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), an international, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC. FOSI’s mission is to make the online world safer for kids and their families.
September 28, 2011
Jeffrey S. Wolfsberg is the Founder and President of Jeffrey S. Wolfsberg and Associates, Inc., a firm dedicated to helping secondary schools, colleges, and universities develop research-supported curricula, model policies, and outstanding educational programs on student health.
August 4th, 2011
Kim Estes, parenting expert and founder of Savvy Parents Safe Kids shares her thoughts about cell phones, safety strategies for kids and parents and the expectations for a child who is home alone.
June 14 , 2011
Dr. Edward F. Dragan discusses practical strategies for communicating with your child's school about bullying from his recently released book, The Bully Action Guide.
May 17, 2011
Trudy Ludwig offers practical strategies for parents and schools on the topic of bullying prevention. Trudy is a widely recognized author and parent education speaker who regularly host youth and parent presentations.
April 14, 2011
Rosalind Wiseman talks about helping your child learn to genuinely apologize and take responsibility for acting respectful in socially challenging situations.
March 9, 2011
The Mean Girl Scene with Michele Borba and host, Joe Bruzzese
February 17, 2011
Today Show parenting expert and author of the Big Book of Parenting Solutions, Michele Borba, joins author and host Joe Bruzzese to talk about the Mean Girl Scene among middle and high school girls today.
Online Safety and the New Congress, What's Ahead?
January 13, 2011
Featured guest, Stephen Balkam is the founding CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute, an international organization whose aim is to identify and promote best practice, tools and methods in the field of online safety. Joins host Hemanshu Nigam (Hemu), Internet safety expert and CEO/Founder of SSP Blue to discuss, “Online Safety and the New Congress, What's Ahead?” Please tune in to lean how all of this can affect you and your family.
"Looking ahead into the New Year - What you need to know about what's coming up with your kids and how you can help"
January 19, 2011
Toolbox exclusive: Sprigeo Founder, Joe Bruzzese with author and parent expert, Annie Fox. Annie answers the question, "What can you expect from your middle schooler/teen in the months leading up to Spring Break?"
"10 Ways to be a Better Parent"
Middle School Parent Education Expert and Author, Joe Bruzzese, shares the highlights from this month's Scientific American Mind article, "10 Ways to be a Better Parent".
"Has your child been bullied?"
Join host Joe Bruzzese, author of A Parents' Guide to the Middle School Years and founder of Sprigeo.com, the nation's first and only anonymous online bully reporting system. When 160,000 kids skip school every day because they don't feel safe, the time has come for a change. This month's topic, "Has your child been bullied? What can you do as a parent to help your child?" Joe unveiled the Sprigeo program this month at the National Middle School Conference. One of the conference attendees commented, "Sprigeo gives every child a voice in the challenge to prevent bullying. Kids will feel safe again."
"How do we raise healthy kids who feel safe?"
Join host Joe Bruzzese and this month's guest, Dr. Kathy Masarie, parent and founder of Family Empowerment Network. This month's topic, "How do we raise healthy kids who feel safe?" Passionate about preventing risky behavior in teens, Dr. Kathy offers one-on-one coaching, seminars, workshops, and classes that support preventative and proactive parenting. The culmination of her work has been the publication of Raising Our Daughters and Raising Our Sons, parenting guides aimed at creating strong, healthy and thriving families.
"Break through the teen communication barrier"
Talking with your teen can be frustrating, if not impossible at times. Get my top 3 strategies for breaking through the teen communication barrier in this month's 15 minute live call.
"Cyberbullying Investigated - Safely navigating the online world"
Join author and parent education expert Joe Bruzzese as he interviews Judge Tom Jacobs author of Teen Cyberbullying Investigated. Together Joe and Tom will talk about strategies for identifying and preventing cyberbullying in your home and school.
"Trio of Back to School Experts share their tips for a smooth start - Featuring Michele Borba"
Join host, Joe Bruzzese and his guests for a series of three, 15-minute interviews. From 10:00 - 10:15 am PST Joe will host Michele Borba, author of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions. Michele is currently the parenting expert for the Today show. From 10:20 - 10:35 am PST Joe will be joined by Suzy Martyn Parenting Consultant and Speaker Author of Enjoying the Ride: Tools, Tips, and Inspiration for the Most Common Parenting Challenges (a Mom's Choice Awards Recipient) And finally from 10:40 - 10:55 am PST Gail Baker will visit the show. Gail is the Director and a cofounder of the Lola Stein Institute in 2003. Gail is currently Principal of The Toronto Heschel School which she founded with four other educators in 1996. Before The Toronto Heschel School, Gail already had 20 years experience teaching drama, literature and developing curriculum for developmentally diverse children at public and independent schools.
"Bullying safety strategies"
Join host Joe Bruzzese, author of A Parents' Guide to the Middle School Years, and Annie Fox, author of the book series, Middle School Confidential for a 15-minute live call. Annie and Joe will share top strategies for parents on the bullying. How can parents and kids work together to bring bullying to an end in middle school