Eliza Byard-- Video Clips
Eliza Byard on Professional Development and the Prevention of Bullying
"You have to make sure that schools have the time and space to integrate issues of relationship development, of community moral norms and expectations, into the curriculum over the course of the year in a pro-active way."
Eliza Byard on LGBT Bullying and Prevention
"Being ostracized and isolated is among the most damaging experiences that any student can go through. That is the core damage at the heart of the bullying victim’s experience – how must it feel then, think of this at the level of an entire sector of our society – an entire sector of so many different communities in our society, that’s being held outside of the common, legal protections, social acceptance, and simple life of the rest of our society."
Eliza Byard on the Value of the Ostracism Case Study
"This case study presents a remarkable opportunity for staff and faculty in other schools to learn from an object lesson without having it happen to the students they work with. There is also an amazing chance here to allow students to discuss this dynamic in a way that is a lot safer for them."
Eliza Byard on the Importance of Empathy and Human Connection
"One aspect of the case study that is a little bit chilling for a parent to contemplate, particularly, is that in the absence of empathy, how bullying can become sport. And I think that when say the bystanders are able to block their understanding of the bullying targets’ humanity, that’s when you get to the breakdown, the kind of societal breakdown of historical proportions"
Eliza Byard on Cyberbullying and Countering a Culture of Fear
"...the factors of resilience are the ability to engage in genuine, authentic conversations with their peers that allow them to break out of the culture of fear and become part of a healthy community in dialogue with each other across lines of difference."
Eliza Byard on Proactively Cultivating Respect for Differences
"There are such bedrock issues of empathy, of problem solving, of being able to have uncomfortable conversations that are life skills – I mean, this is vocational education for life that needs to be an element of what every student learns. And they should be understood as part of a student’s essential tool kit from day one."