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Top 10 Books on Bullying
July 01, 2011Bullying is a pervasive problem that effects Kids from grade school through high school and unfortunately beyond. Bill Voors, acting executive director of Midwest Bullying Prevention Project, believes the way to put an end to bullying is to address the issue at an early age and to teach bystander intervention. "This is key in stopping bullying," he said. "We know intuitively if kids would step up for each other in a safe way that it's going to reduce bullying."
The Midwest Bullying Prevention Project, www.stopbullyingnow.net, is a Fort Wayne-based not-for-profit that provides bullying prevention training for K-12 schools across the state.
Following are a mix of books either Voors or the National Bullying Prevention Center recommends. Like Midwest Bullying Prevention Project, the National Bullying Prevention Center, www.pacer.org, is committed to engaging and educating communities on smart ways to address bullying.
"Hot Issues, Cool Choices: Facing Bullies, Peer Pressure, Popularity and Put-Downs" by Sandra McCloud Humphrey (For teens)
"Queen Bees and Wannabes" by Rosalind Wiseman (For parents of preteen girls through young adulthood)
"My Secret Bully" by Trudy Ludwig (For girls grades 2-5)
"Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying" by Sameer Hinduja and Justin Patchin (Parents)
"The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others" by Bob Sornson (Ages 9-12)
"Hooway for Wodney Wat" by Helen Wester (Ages 5 - 8)
"Nobody Knew What to Do" by Becky Ray McCain (Ages 6 - 9)
"Recess Queen" by Alexis O'Neil (Ages 4 - 8)
"Say Something" by Peggy Moss (Ages 8 - 12)
"Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon" by Patty Lovell (Ages 4 - 8)
Carrie Bishop is a freelance writer and mother of two young sons whose daily antics inspire her work and life. Contact her at email@example.com.