Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Mon January 31, 2011

New Iowa Program Targets Girl Bullying

Researchers are gaining more and more insights into what drives girl bullies and why they so desperately need help. Some characteristics of a girl bully are jealousy, feelings of superiority, poor impulse control, and lack of empathy. This hour, Charity Nebbe looks at a new Iowa program, "A Way Through," which targets girl bullying in grades K through 8. Guests are co-founders Jane Balvanz and Blair Wagner and Prof. Suzanne Freedman of the University of Northern Iowa.