Help for teens being bullied on Facebook

Help for teens being bullied on Facebook

The CT Mirror– Don’t like a post on Facebook? Wish you weren’t tagged making that face? Being cyber-bullied?

Yale research scientist Marc Brackett is here to help.

Brackett, 43, a child psychologist who was bullied himself in middle school, is helping Facebook develop better tools for young teens to use to flag problematic posts, deal with conflicts and navigate the sometimes treacherous waters of social networking.

Facebook asked Brackett to be a consultant on their anti-bullying project because of his work on bullying as director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

“It’s just that hundreds of thousands of kids per month are reporting being cyber-bullied,” Brackett said. “Facebook wanted to find ways to help kids who were being cyber-bullied.”

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