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Bullying Resources

Bullying Resources

Bullying is a real problem and we adults are not holding up our end of the deal. We are supposed to be role models for our children and yet we bully our co-workers, our friends on social media, our politicians and government leaders, and the guy in the next lane who doesn’t realize it’s our turn to be there….

We need to take stock of our actions and be better role models for our children. Here are some great new resources to help us all be better, know better and help our kids cope with the bullying in our schools and online.

Bullying transcends childish acts such as teasing, rough housing or joking around. It can be a dangerous activity with devastating physical and psychological effects. It’s a prominent risk factor for substance abuse and addiction, but the person being bullied isn’t the only one at risk.

Children and teens, who are just learning to navigate social relationships, often find themselves in social situations that are fraught with awkward exchanges. When the line between normal, even acceptable, playful teasing crosses into bullying, problems arise. It’s often difficult for them, and even adults, to discern when teasing becomes bullying, and when a laughing together becomes laughing at someone else’s expense.  Cyber Bullying: The Definitive Guide for Educators, Parents, and Family Members

Bullying is not just a buzzword co-opted by the media to drive ratings from frightened school children and their worried parents. Bullying is a serious problem that has far-reaching implications for the person being bullied—and for the bully as well. In this guide, readers will find information on what bullying is, how it impacts people, and where victims can get help. In addition, there is information on the mental health industry’s response to bullying and why psychologists are uniquely equipped to handle this issue. Understanding the Bullying Trend and Discovering New Ways to Combat It

College cyberbullying can make simply leaving the dorm a nightmare. Understanding what it is and what drives bullies to do what they do can go a long way toward helping students figure out how to curtail the problem. Understanding Cyberbullying in College