Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear

Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear

by Carrie Goldman


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ISBN-13: 9780062105080
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/06/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 348
Sales rank: 838,947
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Carrie Goldman is the author of Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear (Harper Collins, August 2012). She writes the award-winning blog "Portrait of an Adoption" for ChicagoNow, the online community owned by the Chicago Tribune, where she tackles issues related to parenting, contemporary culture, and bullying.

Carrie also blogs regularly for Psychology Today and the Huffington Post, and her work on bullying prevention and general parenting expertise has been featured on NPR, MSNBC, CNN Headline News, cnn.com, HLN, WGNTV and radio, HuffPost Live, Daytime TV, Mondays with Marlo, babble.com, alternet.org, and many other media outlets.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction xi

Part 1 Katie's Story

1 Anti-Bullying Starts in the First Grade 3

2 The Littlest Jedi 10

3 Our Local Community Response 19

Part 2 Kids at High Risk for Peer Victimization

4 From Geek Girls to Sluts: What Does It Mean to Be a Girl? 27

5 Princess Boys and Nonconforming Guys 40

6 Quirky Kids and Kids with Hidden Disabilities 51

7 Kids with Different Appearances or Physical Disabilities 61

8 Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, and Bisexual Students 72

9 Victims of Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Sexual Harassment 86

10 The Harmful Effects of Bullying on the Brain 103

Part 3 Where Do We Go from Here? Prevention, Intervention, and Reconciliation

11 Create a Home Environment That Produces Neither Bullies nor Victims 115

12 Set Out Family Guidelines for Responsible Uses of Technology, Media, and Music 131

13 Changing Our Cultural Attitudes Toward Aggression and Cruelty 157

14 Calling on Toy Retailers to Eliminate Gender-Based Marketing 168

15 Stop Marketing Makeup and Sexy Clothes to Children 179

16 Reassess the Role of Schools in Character Education 193

17 Social and Emotional Learning 205

18 Responding to the Bully 214

19 Responding to the Victim 222

20 Restorative Justice 233

21 Strategies That Ease the Negative Effects of Taunting 242

22 Creating Witnesses and Allies out of Bystanders 251

23 Cybersupporting Instead of Cyberbullying: A Real-Life Happy Ending 261

Conclusion 269

Acknowledgments 273

Bibliography 275


Online Resources 285

Reading Recommendations for Children 287

Audiovisual Resources 291

Appendix A Overview of Several Promising Research-Based Bullying-Prevention and Character-Education Programs 293

Appendix B Two Examples of Bullying Surveys 300

Appendix C Examples of Sexual Harassment Surveys 303

Notes 311

Index 327

What People are Saying About This

Trudy Ludwig

Bullied is an excellent how-to guide for addressing bullying and creating a culture of acceptance and respect. I can’t recommend this book enough to parents and educators.”

Ben Cohen

“This is an important book on an important subject. We are glad to see such a broad and considered approach taken on the complex subject of bullying.”

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Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
Bullied is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U cant do that to people but i still belive in stopping bullying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book it is so awesome, I feel bad for rhe people who are geting bullied bless you all. I AM WITH you