By Drs. Susan Foster and Kimberlee Ratliff
Faculty Members, School of Education at American Public University
To some extent, the nuances of the virtual world provide an invisible veil of anonymity and allow and excuse behaving in a pro-social manner. This perceived anonymity points to a possible lack of empathy. This means children and adolescents who have experienced the pain associated with being bullied still engage in the victimization of others. So how do we instill the necessary social and emotional skills to prevent this?