Bullying is all over the news. States are legislating around it, school districts are implementing programs to prevent it, and politicians are using it to generate hot-button campaign moments.
But bullying doesn’t just happen on the playground. And in the flurry of attention these stories draw, we don’t often hear first-person accounts, even though either being a bully or being bullied is probably part of most peoples’ experience.
So when news broke recently about allegations of bullying in the presidential race, we wanted to hear from people who remembered being in all sides of that phenomenon.
The Public Insight Network’s Jeff Jones found this story of memory and power.
THIS WEEK’S FEED: BULLYING
Audio feature: ”The Other Larry”
Bart Jones can’t forget that moment in junior high — nearly forty years ago — when he and a pal decided to play a prank on Larry Dachslager.
Reporter: Jeff Jones, engagement editor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
TRT: 09:37 (Promos & cues available at Dropbox*)
Audio file available at Dropbox* (preview below)
Online feature: Bullied into a decision
A family negotiates the pervasive bullying within a middle-school environment. Is it time to switch schools?
Producer: Anna Weggel, Public Insight analyst (email@example.com)
Embed code available at Dropbox* (preview below)
Expert voices: Dr. Jamie Ostrov, Dr. Jennifer (Jenna) Shapka and Dr. Elizabeth Englander
Editor: Melody Ng, Public Insight analyst (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Experts’ bios, backgrounders and contact information available at Dropbox*
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Audio feature: The Other Larry
Video feature: Time to switch schools?
QUESTIONS WE POSED TO THE NETWORK [find the query here]
- What has been your experience with bullying? (Please describe.)
- Whether it was you or someone else doing the bullying, what do you think was the motivation?
- What – or who – could have changed the situation you described?
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This package was produced by members of the Public Insight Network’s national editorial team:
Jeff Jones – audio production/editor, package editor (firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-290-1274)
Anna Weggel – video production, analyst (email@example.com, 651-290-1057)
Meg Martin – audio production, insight feed, copy editor (firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-290-1055)
Melody Ng – expert feed, analyst (email@example.com, 651-290-1499)
Kate Moos – executive producer (firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-290-1318)