About Stop Bullying Now

This page was originally established by Stan Davis, who worked for human rights in many different ways, including working with abused, traumatized, and grieving children and trained Child Protective Workers. In 1985 he became a school counselor. Between the mid-1990s and 2017, he put his energies toward helping schools prevent bullying. Stan’s work has been featured in newspaper, radio, and TV articles and he  is the author of the 2004 book Schools Where Everyone Belongs: Practical Strategies to Reduce Bullying (2nd edition 2007) and the 2007 book Empowering Bystanders in Bullying Prevention.

This page is now run by Dr. Elizabeth Englander, who has had the honor of working with Stan for many years. Upon his retirement from bullying prevention work in 2017, he donated this domain and website to Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Kandel Englander is a professor of Psychology and the founder and Director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University, a Center which delivers programs, resources, and research for the state of Massachusetts and nationwide.  She is a nationally recognized researcher and expert in the area of bullying and cyberbullying, childhood causes of aggression and abuse, and children’s use of technology.  She was named Most Valuable Educator of 2013 by the Boston Red Sox because of her work in technological aggression and how it interacts with peer abusiveness in general.  Dr. Englander was a nominee for the 2015 National Crime Victims’ Service Award and is the Chair of the Cyberbullying Workgroup for the Institute of Child Development and Digital Media, collaborating with the National Academy of Sciences. Each year Dr. Englander trains and supervises graduate and undergraduate students and collaborates with multiple agencies around the State of Massachusetts and across the nation.  

Dr. Englander writes for both academic audiences and for the public.  She was the Special Editor for the Cyberbullying issues of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry-CONNECT and the Journal of Social Sciences, and has authored more than a hundred articles in academic journals and books.  She is the author of Understanding Violence, a standard academic text in the field of child development and violent criminal behavior, and of Bullying and Cyberbullying: A Guide for Educators, published by Harvard Education Press. She has also written a variety of research-based curricula and educational handouts for communities and professionals. Reflecting her interest in educating laypeople, Dr. Englander has answered questions in a column for the New York Times (online edition), and she writes the column Bullying Bulletin Board, which is syndicated by Gatehouse Media in hundreds of newspapers nationwide.

For more information:

http://www.MARCcenter.org

http://www.elizabethenglander.com

This site presents current research about reducing bullying AND reducing the harm that bullying can do.