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Banishing Bullying Behavior, Transforming the Culture of Peer Abuse

Banishing Bullying Behavior: transforming the culture of peer abuse “Banishing Bullying Behavior, Transforming the Culture of Peer Abuse” Second Edition, co-authored with Blanche Sosland, PhD was published in 2011. It received this recent review. “Banishing Bullying Behavior: transforming the culture of peer abuse, by SuEllen Fried and Blanche Sosland. 2nd ed. Rowman & Littlefield, 2011. 185p bibl index afp; ISBN9781610484329, $45.00; ISBN 9781610484336 pbk, $19.95; ISBN 9781610484343 e-book, $19.95. Reviewed in 2012apr CHOICE. Bullying has unfortunately become a major issue in school communities. Fried and Sosland have extensive experience to support their writing. Fried created a bully prevention program, BullySafeUSA, which is utilized in 36 states, in addition to authoring four books on the topic. Sosland brings her classroom expertise to the topic. The book defines bullying behavior; gives profiles of the bullies, targets, and witnesses; and discusses types of bullying (e.g., physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, and cyber bullying). The authors also give examples across grade levels. Most helpful is the authors’ description of roles of each change agent, including administrators, teachers (they address specific content area teachers separately), parents, counselors, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and others. This holistic approach assists communities in changing the culture of the school and challenges readers to end this cycle of pain. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate, research, and professional collections. — P. S. Arter, Marywood University”

Bullies, Targets & Witnesses

Bullies, Targets & Witnesses “Bullies, Targets & Witnesses” charts the course of bullying following the tragic multiple school shootings in the late 90’s. The book examines the impact of bullying on truancy, suicides, homicides, academic achievement and teacher shortages. It is filled with concrete, practical strategies for schools, educators, families, and students. It details current research, policies, legislation, and national efforts to reduce the horrors of peer abuse.

Bullies and VictimsBullies and Victims

“Bullies and Victims” is a basic handbook about bullying prevention and intervention. The book covers an overview and dimensions of the problem, delves into the four kinds of bullying, strategies for adults and children and outlines challenges for prevention. The book has received high praise from parents, educators, and university education department professors.

30 Activities for Getting Better at Getting Along

30 Activities for Getting Better at Getting AlongAn interactive, timely, adaptable workbook to deal with bullying issues, is co-authored by SuEllen Fried and Lynne Lang. The workbook consisting of 81 pages has been designed for students in grades 4-8. Each activity contains a statement, a goal, a rationale, and an activity that can be carried out in pairs, triads, small groups or by individual students. The activities can be facilitated by counselors, teachers, and/or youth group leaders. Some of the activities deal with “Change”, “Power”, “Tattling vs Reporting”, “Belonging and Competing”, “What Gets You Steamed?”, “Sibling Bullying”, and “Making Amends”. An enclosed CD is supplied to make copies for student hand-outs.

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