Books

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Coloroso, Barbara. (2003). The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School—How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence. New York: HarperCollins.

Helps parents, teachers, and caregivers understand the behaviors of the bully, the child who is bullied, and the bystander. Explains how different kinds of families influence these behaviors. Provides strategies to protect children and to deal with bullying behaviors.

Garbarino, James, Ph.D. & deLara, Ellen, Ph.D. (2002). And Words Can Hurt Forever: How to Protect Adolescents from Bullying, Harassment, and Emotional Violence. New York: The Free Press.

Explains the bullying and emotional violence experienced by teenagers in schools. Provides parents with specific strategies for improving teenagers’ emotional lives.

Haber, Joel & Glatzer, Jenna. (2007). Bullyproof Your Child for Life: Protect Your Child from Teasing, Taunting, and Bullying for Good. New York: Penguin.

Offers practical information to parents for dealing with bullying in schools, camps, sports, and on the Internet. Explains the bullying dynamic and provides ways to help children in elementary through high school.

Olweus, Dan. (1993). Bullying at School: What We Know and What We Can Do. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers.

Presents an overview of bullying in schools for parents, teachers, and school principals. Includes research findings that help identify and address bullying behaviors. Gives practical advice on how to implement a whole-school approach to bullying.

Ross, Dorothea. (2003). Childhood Bullying, Teasing, and Violence: What School Personnel, Other Professionals, and Parents Can Do. (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Provides a broad context and a comprehensive approach to the problem of bullying. Includes research findings, techniques for counseling bullies and victims, and prevention strategies that involve parents and school personnel.

Slaby, Ronald, Wilson-Brewer, Renee, & Dash, Kimberly. (1994). Aggressors, Victims, and Bystanders: Thinking and Acting to Prevent Violence. Newton, MA: Education Development Center, Inc.

Provides a curriculum to prepare children in grades 6 through 9 to become violence preventors. Helps children to: understand the roles of aggressor, victim, and bystanders; build conflict-resolution skills through practice; and change beliefs that support violence. Available through www.thtm.org


Willard, Nancy (2007). Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats: Responding to the Challenge of Online Social Aggression, Threats, and Distress. Champaign, IL: Research Press.

Addresses the risks children face with the Internet and other digital technologies. Provides school administrators, counselors, and teachers with information on how to prevent and respond to cyberbullying.

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