Bullied : What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know about Ending the Cycle of Fear
The mother of a bullied first grader, popular blogger Carrie Goldman s inspiring true story triggered an outpouring of support from online communities around the world. In Bullied, she gives us a guide to the crucial lessons and actionable guidance she s learned about how to stop bullying before it starts. It is a book born from Goldman s post about the ridicule her daughter suffered for bringing a Star Wars thermos to school a story that went viral on Facebook and Twitter before exploding everywhere, from CNN.com and Yahoo.com to sites all around the world. Written in Goldman s warm, engaging style, Bullied is an important and very necessary read for parents, educators, self-professed Girl Geeks, or anyone who has ever felt victimized by a bully, online or in person.Bullied has been recognized with Gold Awards at the 2013 National Parenting Publications Awards and the 2013 Mom's Choice Awards."
- Hardback | 348 pages
- 162 x 236 x 30mm | 531g
- 14 Aug 2012
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- HarperCollins Publishers
- New York, NY, United States
Back cover copy
Winner of National Parenting Publications Award and Mom's Choice Award!Everybody knows how it feels to be ostracized, isolated or taunted, but most of us are at a loss when it comes to knowing how to make it better. In Carrie Goldman's groundbreaking book, Bullied, she offers concrete solutions for parents, teachers, and kids on how to effectively respond to painful situations whether it is normal social conflict or more serious bullying.Goldman's warm, engaging style combines the real-life stories of bullies, victims, bystanders, and their parents with the most cutting edge scientific research to provide a thorough analysis of cruelty in our culture. She explores how the pop culture permeates homes and schools, often impacting the way kids view those who are different from the accepted norm.Bullied comprehensively addresses issues such as: The media's influence on aggression and bullying How to prevent cyberbullying, or how to manage cyberbullying once it has begun How to safely shift from being a bystander into a witness or an ally Effects of bullying on the brain, both for bullies and for victims Steps to take with the school if you are being bullied or sexually harassed A comprehensive look at restorative justice as a non-punitive response to bullying Techniques to help you deal with verbal taunting in the moment it is happening Identifying the difference between normal social drama and bullying Knowing when to ask for help and how to access effective helpThe mother of a bullied first grader, Goldman's inspiring true story triggered an outpouring of support from online communities around the world. Bullied is a research-based book born from Goldman's blog post about the ridicule her daughter suffered for bringing a Star Wars thermos to school a story that went viral on Facebook and Twitter before exploding everywhere, from CNN.com and Yahoo.com to sites all around the world. More than 200 people were interviewed for the book, including parents, teachers, kids, social workers, authors, celebrities, researchers, psychologists, actors, actresses, and school administrators. It is a wealth of knowledge packaged in a fascinating read."
""Bullied" is a compassionate and captivating blend of stories, up-to-date research and practical guidance. Goldman's odyssey as a facts-seeking blogger mom at the epicenter makes her a powerful voice for positive change. Her keen insights make this a comprehensive and indispensable bullying prevention resource."--Judy S. Freedman, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., author of "Easing the Teasing-Helping Your Child Cope with Name-Calling, Ridicule, and Verbal Bullying"