From school bullying in the cafeteria to cyberbullying after school, the statistics on bullying are staggering. This book shows how to spot, prevent, and respond to all forms of bullying. It covers everything from the root causes of bullying to the realistic ways to stop it.
Get a close-up look at the common characteristics of the bully, the bystander, and the victim—and discover practical ways to help each of them stop the cycle of bullying and find a new identity. Receive incredible insight and biblical wisdom on how to:
Identify the common causes and signs of bullying
Restore the self-esteem of a bullied child or teen
Respond when your child is being bullied
Safely stand up and stick up for a person being bullied 4 Truths You Need to Know About Bullying
MYTH: Bullying is normal—simply a rite of passage.
TRUTH: Bullying is inexcusable and can never be dismissed as just "kids being kids." Bullying causes great emotional and psychological pain—causing kids to miss school, struggle with depression, contemplate suicide, and often times become a bully themselves.
MYTH: Bullying is obvious and easy to identify
TRUTH: Bullying often goes undetected because victims (and bystanders) feel too much shame and embarrassment to report it, feeling it is their own fault or feeling paralyzed by fear. Bullies intentionally use subtle, yet destructive tactics that are severe, threatening, and persistent.
MYTH: Bullying is not that serious
TRUTH: Bullying is any deliberate, hostile, physical, psychological, or verbal activity involving an imbalance of power with the intent to harm and induce fear. It is persistent, pervasive abuse that creates an intimidating or terrorizing environment.
MYTH: Bullies are underachievers with low self- worth and are easily recognized.
TRUTH: Bullies often appear "normal" and can hide behind a mask of friendship. They perceive and project popularity through power. Often times they have been victims of bullying themselves.