Category: Melissa Holt

Parents navigate political discussions with their children

Eagle Tribune Jennifer Greif Green & Melissa Holt, School of Education The most divisive presidential campaign in recent memory divided families, communities and the nation. Expert quotes: “It can be very helpful for parents to introduce the topic, that they’re willing or open to talk about it, and that can give the children the invitation […]

College friends can ease the pain of past bullying

Deccan Chronicle Melissa Holt, School of Education Jennifer Greif Green, School of Education A new study shows some cautious optimism for bullied students moving into college… Expert quotes: Holt: “Nobody in the field had really focused on college as an environment. Would entering college be a time of heightened risk? Or would the new environment […]

The Conversation US – Melissa Holt

Understanding the link between bullying and suicide Melissa Holt, Boston University Bullying, most of us probably know, can be a tremendously painful experience for a young person. Stories about teens like Phoebe Prince or Amanda Todd who killed themselves after experiencing bullying have driven this point home. All 50 states have some kind of anti-bullying […]

What impact did the Boston Marathon bombing have on children?

As we approach the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, many of us will be exposed to the horrifying images and videos of that day. Jennifer Greif Green and Melissa Holt are professors in Boston University’s School of Education. In the following Q&A with Professor Voices, Green and Holt discuss their research on the […]