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The everything parent's guide to dealing with bullies : from playground teasing
Carpenter, Deborah
Adult Nonfiction LB3013.32 .C365 2009

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ContentsPage
Introductionp. XIII
Chapter 1 - What Is Bullying?p. 1
Definition of Bullyingp. 1
History of Bullyingp. 2
Facts and Statisticsp. 5
Common Markers of Bullyingp. 8
Bullying Versus Normal Conflictp. 10
Why Most People Underestimate the Impact of Bullyingp. 11
The Triad: The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystanderp. 11
Chapter 2 - Types of Bullyingp. 15
Verbal Bullyingp. 15
Physical Bullyingp. 19
Social, Relational, and Emotional Bullyingp. 20
Extortionp. 23
Direct Bullying Versus Indirect Bullyingp. 24
Cyber Bullyingp. 26
Chapter 3 - Types of Bulliesp. 32
Confidentp. 32
Socialp. 33
Detachedp. 34
Hyperactivep. 35
Bullied Bullyp. 36
Bunch of Bulliesp. 38
Gang of Bulliesp. 38
Chapter 4 - The Bullyp. 40
Characteristics of a Bullyp. 40
Why Do Some Kids Bully?p. 43
The Bully's Role in the Triadp. 47
The Stereotypical Bullyp. 47
Common Places Bullying Occursp. 48
The Mean Bullyp. 49
The Meaner Bullyp. 51
The Meanest Bullyp. 52
Chapter 5 - The Bulliedp. 53
Characteristics of a Bullied Childp. 53
The Bullied Child's Role in the Triadp. 55
The Making of a Victim: F-E-A-Rp. 56
Why Me?p. 59
Why Victims Don't Tellp. 61
The Victim Who also Becomes a Bullyp. 63
Chapter 6 - The Bystanderp. 64
Characteristics of a Bystanderp. 64
The Bystander's Role in the Triadp. 65
Bystander Rolesp. 65
Why Bystanders Don't Tellp. 68
Why Bystanders Aren't Innocentp. 69
How Bystanders Can Stop Bullyingp. 70
Chapter 7 - Factors That Lead to Bullying Behaviorp. 73
Violence in the Familyp. 73
Lack of a Positive Role Modelp. 78
Violent Televisionp. 79
Violent Video Gamesp. 82
Prior Victim of a Bullyp. 84
School Failurep. 85
Peer Rejectionp. 86
School Climatep. 86
Chapter 8 - Common Bullying Mythsp. 88
Myth 1 - Bullying Is a Normal Rite of Passagep. 88
Myth 2 - Kids Need to Learn to Defend Themselvesp. 90
Myth 3 - Children Who Are Bullied Always Tell an Adultp. 92
Myth 4 - People Are Born Bulliesp. 95
Myth 5 - Bullying Doesn't Happen at My Child's Schoolp. 96
Myth 6 - Bullies Are Loners with No Social Skillsp. 97
Myth 7 - Bullying Is a School Problemp. 98
Chapter 9 - Warning Signs That Your Child Is Being Bulliedp. 100
Physical Cluesp. 100
Psychological Cluesp. 102
Educational Cluesp. 103
Most Likely Targetsp. 104
How to Respond (Dos and Don'ts)p. 105
Steps to Take if Your Child Is Being Bulliedp. 107
Chapter 10 - The Consequences of Bullyingp. 111
Physicalp. 111
Emotionalp. 113
Educationalp. 114
Short-Term Effects of Being Bulliedp. 115
Long-Term Effects of Being Bulliedp. 117
How Parents Can Helpp. 118
Chapter 11 - Boy Bulliesp. 119
The Boys-Will-Be-Boys Mythp. 119
The Danger of Stereotypesp. 122
Physical Aggressionp. 123
Boys Bullying Girlsp. 126
Why Boys Bully Other Boysp. 127
How Parents Can Helpp. 128
Chapter 12 - Girl Bulliesp. 129
Verbal Bullyingp. 129
When Girls Get Violentp. 132
Group Bullyingp. 134
Why Girls Bully Other Girlsp. 136
The Good-Girl Personap. 137
How Parents Can Helpp. 137
The Ophelia Projectp. 140
Chapter 13 - How to Bully Proof Your Childp. 142
Teaching Social Skillsp. 142
Ways to Improve Your Child's Self-Esteemp. 144
Teach Your Child How to Be a Friendp. 154
Encourage and Foster One Good Friendshipp. 157
Allow Your Child to Join a Groupp. 158
Enroll Your Child in a Self-Defense Classp. 158
Teach Basic Prevention Skillsp. 159
Chapter 14 - Social Skills and Assertiveness Trainingp. 160
Why Your Child Needs Social-Skills Trainingp. 160
The Most Essential Social Skills For Kidsp. 161
Body Languagep. 163
Voice Qualityp. 166
Conversational Skillsp. 167
Friendship Skillsp. 168
Assertiveness Skillsp. 170
Chapter 15 - Parental Responsibility and Why Getting Involved Can Help Enact Changep. 173
Fear of Making the Situation Worsep. 173
Embarrassed by a Bullied Childp. 174
Kids Beg Parents Not to Tellp. 175
Parents Fear Being Seen as Overprotectivep. 176
Parents Want the Child to Stand Up for Herselfp. 177
Reasons Why Bullying Should Always Be Reportedp. 177
What Works in Bullying Prevention?p. 178
Chapter 16 - Cyber Bullyingp. 186
Types of Cyber Bullyingp. 186
Why Cyber Bullying Has Become such a Problemp. 193
You Can't See Me, I Can't See Youp. 195
Impact of Cyber Bullyingp. 195
Signs of Cyber Bullyingp. 197
Ways to Protect Your Childp. 198
Responding to Cyber Bullyingp. 200
Prevent Your Child from Being a Cyber Bullyp. 202
Chapter 17 - What if My Child Is a Bully?p. 204
Signs that Your Child Might Be a Bullyp. 204
Keep an Open Mindp. 205
Interventionp. 206
Teaching Your Child Friendship and Interpersonal Skillsp. 212
Create More Feel-Good and Do-Good Opportunitiesp. 213
Engage in Constructive, Supervised Activities and Sportsp. 214
Limit Exposure to Violent Mediap. 215
Chapter 18 - Bullying Among Children with Special Needsp. 217
Are Schools Protecting Your Children?p. 217
Is Your Child Vulnerable?p. 218
New Threat to Kids: Food-Allergy Tauntsp. 220
What Is Disability Harassment?p. 224
What You Can Do if It Doesn't Stopp. 225
What to Do if Your Child Is Being Bulliedp. 225
Is Legal Action Necessary?p. 227
Chapter 19 - When Bullying Becomes a Crimep. 229
Do You Know the Law in Your State?p. 229
Directives in Bullying Lawsp. 232
Definition of Bodily Injury or Threat of Bodily Injuryp. 233
Dealing with Uncooperative School Officialsp. 234
Filing a Complaintp. 236
Resolutionp. 238
Bullying Prevention Programsp. 239
Chapter 20 - Why Zero Tolerance Policies Don't Workp. 240
What Is a Zero Tolerance Policy?p. 240
Why Zero Tolerance Actually Decreases Reportsp. 242
Student Exclusion Policiesp. 244
Bullies Need Intervention and Positive Role Modelsp. 245
Other Misdirected Policiesp. 246
What Policies and Programs Should Be Implemented?p. 247
Chapter 21 - How Students, Parents, Schools, and Communities Can Work Togetherp. 250
Identify the Extent of the Problemp. 250
Create an Awareness Campaignp. 251
Implement Educational Programsp. 252
Start a Peer-Counseling Programp. 254
Specify Classroom Rulesp. 255
Practice Cooperative Learning Activitiesp. 257
Increase Supervision in High-Risk Areasp. 258
Whole-School Policiesp. 259
Appendix A - Glossaryp. 261
Appendix B - Resourcesp. 271
Appendix C - Existing Anti-Bullying Education and Prevention Programsp. 275
Appendix D - Anti-Bully Pledge for Use in the Classroomp. 279
Indexp. 281


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