Professor Mike Boulton

Mike has been an academic for almost thirty years, and for much of that time he has been researching the links between children’s relationships and well-being. He is especially interested in understanding bullying and his work on this topic has been cited widely (e.g., in numerous policy documents produced by governments and NGOs).

Mike believes that while current approaches to tackling bullying are helpful in many respects, it is now time for a radical re-think. This is especially true in the ‘digital age’ with its almost unlimited opportunities for cyber bullying. Doing far (far) more to prevent bullying-supporting attitudes and beliefs in the early years is something he strongly advocates.

Related Sessions
Sunday 18 October 2015, 12.00 Pit Theatre

Judgement by our peers: is the jury out?

"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick

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