New Study: Cool Kids Get Bullied Too | KQED

When it comes to bullying, popular students go after their social peers more than social misfits. That's according to a new study co-authored by a UC Davis sociologist, which also finds that high status kids get harassed more frequently as they climb the social hierarchy. Is bullying reaching a crisis point in U.S. schools? We'll talk with experts about the latest research on bullying in schools, and ask you about your experiences.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Rick Phillips, executive director of Community Matters, a non-profit based in Santa Rosa
  • Robert Faris, associate professor of sociology at UC Davis, and co-author of the study (with Diane Felmlee of Penn State)
  • Susan Eva Porter, dean of Branson High School and author of "Bully Nation: Why America's Approach to Childhood Aggression is Bad for Everyone"