Don't Pick On Me: Help for Kids to Stand Up to and Deal with Bullies

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Bullying is an ever-present reality that all children experience at some point in their lives, and often it has consequences that spread far beyond childhood. Left unaddressed, excessive teasing and bullying can damage a child's self-esteem and contribute to feelings of depression and anxiety.

Now that bullying has moved from face-to-face encounters to the world of the Internet, it is more important than ever to arm kids with skills that can help protect them from the bullies ...

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Overview

Bullying is an ever-present reality that all children experience at some point in their lives, and often it has consequences that spread far beyond childhood. Left unaddressed, excessive teasing and bullying can damage a child's self-esteem and contribute to feelings of depression and anxiety.

Now that bullying has moved from face-to-face encounters to the world of the Internet, it is more important than ever to arm kids with skills that can help protect them from the bullies they are certain to encounter. The activities in this book will help your children learn effective strategies to use when faced with teasing, name-calling, cyber-bullying, gossiping, and other forms of bullying and harassment.

Don't Pick On Me is filled with ten-minute activities and exercises you and your child can do together to learn how to effectively and safely stand up to a bully. These skills will build self-confidence and self-esteem—assets that will serve your child well through the teenage years and into adulthood.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572247130
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Series: Instant Help Series
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 497,839
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Eikov Green is a writer and producer of over 150 award-winning educational programs for youth that cover such topics as bullying, character education, and drug prevention. She lives in Sherman, CT.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Activity 1 What's a Bully? 3

Activity 2 How a Bully Makes You Feel: Sad, Scared, and More 6

Activity 3 How a Bully Makes You Feel: Aches and Pains 11

Activity 4 Look Brave, Act Brave 14

Activity 5 Look Good, Feel Good 18

Activity 6 Stay Cool 21

Activity 7 Don't Bully Back 24

Activity 8 Steer Clear 27

Activity 9 Assertive, Aggressive, or Passive 30

Activity 10 Speaking Confidently 33

Activity 11 There's Safety in Numbers 36

Activity 12 "I Can't Hear a Word You're Saying" 39

Activity 13 I-Messages 42

Activity 14 Laugh It Off 45

Activity 15 "I'm Out of Here!" 48

Activity 16 Tell an Adult You Trust 52

Activity 17 Telling Isn't Tattling 55

Activity 18 Problem Solving 59

Activity 19 Playful Teasing or Bullying? 65

Activity 20 Nickname or Name-Calling? 68

Activity 21 Don't Put Up with Put-Downs 72

Activity 22 What Is Harassment? 75

Activity 23 "Can't You Take a Joke?" 78

Activity 24 Being Left Out 81

Activity 25 The Silent Treatment 84

Activity 26 "You Better Watch Out!" 87

Activity 27 The Scariest Bullies 90

Activity 28 Gossip and Rumors 93

Activity 29 Telephone: It's Not Just a Game 96

Activity 30 About Cyberbullying 99

Activity 31 User IDs and Passwords 102

Activity 32 Stay Out of the Picture 105

Activity 33 When Friends Bully Friends 108

Activity 34 "I'd Do It for You" 111

Activity 35 About Cliques 114

Activity 36 When You See Bullying Happen 118

Activity 37 Healthy Ways to Deal with Stress 122

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