Are You Raising an Internet Bully?

9/29/2016 - Associate Professor of Sociology Robert Faris in the Washington Post.

Why do kids engage in bullying or inappropriate behavior online?

The answer could lie in their parents.

Robert Faris, an associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Davis, is one of the people behind the study that was the foundation of “#Being13.” He believes that certain parental behaviors could inadvertently promote aggression in kids. Parents who set poor social priorities, or don’t encourage healthy social relationships, could be unintentionally playing a role in their teens’ disturbing online activity, he said in an interview.

Read the full story in the Washington Post.