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And Words Can Hurt Forever By: James Garbarino
This book is a great resource and for parents and teachers. It explains atmosphere and how it effects the bullying situations. The book uses research based information and looks from the adolescent point of view. At the end of each section there are “What you can do” descriptions. This book also touches on harassment issues, drugs and alcohol. It is an excellent resource on how to help adolescents deal with bullying.
Cyber Bullying By: Robin Kowalski, Susan Limber and Patricia Agatston
Cyber Bullying is an excellent resource about cyber bullying, which is the latest form of bullying. This book explains the different types of cyber bullying victims. It starts off with an overview of bullying in general then continues on to cyber bullying. There of stats and charts as visuals for the research conducted. They explain the different kinds of cyber bullying that can occur and the different kinds of characters on can play in the cyber world. There are great examples of what teachers and parents can do to help adolescents understand and cope with cyber bullying. This book even refers to Dan Olweus and the Olweus Bully Prevention Program.
Flying Grounded By: Tami McCandlish
This is a true story based off the author’s experience of bullying. She was bullied in her town, high school, college, and even in her career. She talks about her struggles and how one group of girls, the “Honeybees,” tried to put an end to her popularity. She became a victim because of jealousy in a small town environment. When bullying strikes her again in college she turns to God for guidance. She overcomes her struggles by focusing on what God has done for her. The book is a great resource to actually be read by students to understand the impact bullying has on another person.
Girl Grudges By: Cheryl Dellasega and Shileste Overton Morris
Girl Grudges is an interactive workbook for girls to use when working out girl situations. There are many creative activities in order to get the girls to talk about their problems and feelings. It is suggested for girls in the middle school range, maybe grades 6-10. Some of the activities may seem too juvenile or not useful at the elementary level. In the back of the book there are great words of wisdom.
How to Handle Bullies, Teasers and Other Meanies By: Kate Cohen-Posey
Kate Cohen-Posey has a fun and exciting way of logically explain how bullies can be good people. It uses great scenarios for students to act out in order to see what bullying situations look like and what can be done about them. The book also focuses on using “I” statements and the Dos and Don’ts of how to deal with bullies. Throughout the book are great activities to use with students to get them discussing the bullying situation in your schools.
No Room for Bullies By: Jose Bolton and Stan Graeve
This is another great resource for parent and teachers. It defines all players in the game of bullying. There are suggestions for skills that can be developed depending on what role one usually plays in the game. It focuses on sexual and cyber bullying and the myths about them. There are also sections of sexual and internet safety for parents to go over with their children. Miss America 2003 has a page that talks about her platform and why she cares so much about adolescent violence. On page 113 it defines the Airport Rule, which is a great rule to keep in mind while dealing with bullying. Just be careful of some of their suggestions if they call for different actions from Owleus and school policies.
The Bully, the Bullied, and Beyond By: Esther Williams
This is a great activity book to use with students. It breaks down definitions, activities and suggestions by skills for teachers, parents, students, bullies, bullied, and disabled. The first section talks about how to plan an anti-bully campaign and help develop policies. This book includes a lot of activities for students to do hands on and suggest the use of community service to help develop character. On page 90 there is a list of books for students to read that pertains to bullying situations.
The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander By: Barbara Coloroso
Barbara Coloroso focuses on breaking down the key roles in bullying, including the bystanders. This book is a great resource for parents and teachers. There are real life stories about children who committed bullicide. Also, within the book she talks about the different family types and how they can determine a child’s behavior towards others. On page 57 the seven key abilities people need to effectively manage life, described by Daniel Goleman, are listed. The Top Ten Ways to Keep Your Friends is listed on page 119.
Asperger Syndrome and Bullying By: Nick Dubin
Writing from personal and professional experience, Nick Dubin describes the bullying he and other individuals have encountered, and the negative effect it has had on their lives.
Empowering Bystanders in Bullying Prevention By: Stan Davis and Julia Davis
This book is focused on how the school staff can help in empowering the bystander in order to change the school climate and attitudes towards bullying. His approach to options for bystanders is both research-based and practical.
Girl Wars By: Cheryl Dellasega and Charisse Nixon
These two authors offer practical and effective solutions to stop the relation aggression between girls. The authors use true stories from mothers and girls to help explain the problem and solutions to those problems.
Perfect Targets: Asperger Syndrome and Bullying Practical Solutions for Surviving the Social World
By: Rebekha Heinrichs
Schools Where Everyone Belongs By: Stan Davis
Stan Davis uses research based information and his own experiences to help guide schools along to change the climate of the school. He is also an implementer and believer of Dan Olweus’ schoolwide approach to bullying prevention.
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The Prevention Researcher: Juvenile Bullying
(Vol. 11(3), Sept. 2004)
This issue explores the aspects of juvenile bullying, including the role of bystanders, indirect aggressive behavior among girls, prevention programs, and interventions.
- Submitted by Jeff Cagle, Vista 2007-2008