Bullying Resources for Kids and Teens

For Kids
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Bullying is for the birds, it really is! Too many kids are suffering mental disorders and stress/anxiety as a by-product of it. Let’s make a difference and start with one parent at a time talking to their child because after all, you are their hero so be a difference maker! Visit www.bullyingisforthebirds.com

 Spotlight about Bullying with Peter Sacco, Ph.D

What can you do if you are being bullied:

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Are You a Bully? How to Stop:

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Do You Know Someone Who is Being Bullied?

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For teens

Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World

When Rosalind Wiseman first published Queen Bees & Wannabes, she fundamentally changed the way adults look at girls’ friendships and conflicts–from how they choose their best friends, how they express their anger, their boundaries with boys, and their relationships with parents. Wiseman showed how girls of every background are profoundly influenced by their interactions with one another.

Now, Wiseman has revised and updated her groundbreaking book for a new generation of girls and explores:

•How girls’ experiences before adolescence impact their teen years, future relationships, and overall success
•The different roles girls play in and outside of cliques as Queen Bees, Targets, and Bystanders, and how this defines how they and others are treated
•Girls’ power plays–from fake apologies to fights over IM and text messages
•Where boys fit into the equation of girl conflicts and how you can help your daughter better hold her own with the opposite sex
•Checking your baggage–recognizing how your experiences impact the way you parent, and how to be sanely involved in your daughter’s difficult, yet common social conflicts

Packed with insights about technology’s impact on Girl World and enlivened with the experiences of girls, boys, and parents, the book that inspired the hit movie Mean Girls offers concrete strategies to help you empower your daughter to be socially competent and treat herself with dignity.

Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World:

Here is a landmark book that reveals the way boys think and that shows parents, educators and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges — by the bestselling author who changed our conception of adolescent girls.

Do you constantly struggle to pull information from your son, student, or athlete, only to encounter mumbling or evasive assurances such as “It’s nothing” or “I’m good?”  Do you sense that the boy you care about is being bullied, but that he’ll do anything to avoid your “help?”   Have you repeatedly reminded him that schoolwork and chores come before video games only to spy him reaching for the controller as soon as you leave the room? Have you watched with frustration as your boy flounders with girls?

Welcome to Boy World. It’s a place where asking for help or showing emotional pain often feels impossible. Where sports and video games can mean everything, but working hard in school frequently earns ridicule from “the guys” even as they ask to copy assignments. Where “masterminds” dominate and friends ruthlessly insult each other but can never object when someone steps over the line. Where hiding problems from adults is the ironclad rule because their involvement only makes situations worse.

FREE KINDLE BOOK for Middle-School and High School Boys:  

The Guide: Managing Jerks, Recruiting Wingmen, and Attracting Who You Want

by Rosalind Wiseman  (Get your free reading apps for tablet, iPad, iPhone, PC or Mac  here)

Recognizing that boys’ issues and problems have too long been ignored, Rosalind (a mother of two boys), decided to pull back the curtain on “Boy World”, working collaboratively with middle-school and high-school boys for a period of two years to chart the emotional terrain that boys inhabit. But as she was working on her book for the boys’ parents, Rosalind realized that teenage boys themselves are in desperate need of guidance. They need a book, The Guide, that speaks directly to them (in a boy-friendly format and in their language) about the problems they face every day:

  • How do you get out of the friendzone (where girls refuse to take you seriously)?
  • What’s the right way to react when getting made fun of?
  • How do you talk to your parents so that they’ll actually listen?

With the help of hundreds of middle and high school aged boys, Rosalind has identified and answered the most pressing questions teenage boys have. The result is an invaluable e-book guide that no teenage boy should be without.

Shane Koyczan wrote and narrated the poem in the powerful video below. He was bullied often when he was a kid. With the help of some extremely talented people, he made this very powerful video. Watch and be inspired.

Cyberbullying

Do You Feel Targeted

 

 

Do You Target Others

Watch Others be Targeted

Student checklist

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Most of the above resources were provided courtesy of PREVNet