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Two Great Interviews on Bullying with Sue Eve Porter

Susan Eva Porter, author of Bully Nation: Why America's Approach to Childhood Aggression is Bad for Everyone, is an important spokesman for what's wrong with the crusade against bullies. You can watch/listen to two excellent interviews she has recently done.

Tomorrow (April 20) commemorates the 14th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, the event that ignited the modern's world's crusade against bullies. What do we have to show for fourteen years of intensive anti-bully efforts? Bullying is being considered an epidemic today. It is about time society woke up to the fact that there is something wrong with antibullyism.

Last month I wrote about a new book, Bully Nation: Why America's Approach to Childhood Aggression is Bad for Everyone, by Sue Eva Porter, that I called “the most important book ever published on bullying.” In very clear terms, Dr. Porter explains how society’s campaign against bullies is causing more harm than good, and that the real solution is to promote resilience in kids.

Susan Eva Porter interview
She has recently done a couple of interviews that are available online. One of them was with the TV program Good Day LA. The other was with Southern California Public Radio. I highly recommend them. Sue is highly articulate, pleasant to listen to, and speaks to the point. You can access the interviews here:

Good Day LA:

Southern California Public Radio: (Click on the button on the left hand side of the page to hear the interview)

If you like the interviews, please let others know about them.

Bully Nation, is a must read for anyone who wishes to understand why antibullyism is failing. It is available on

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