Emotionally disturbing yet cathartic, this groundbreaking book by two leading experts in the field of community intervention, anger and addiction, provides a compelling expose on all aspects of bullying.
Focusing on environments where bullying occurs most frequently—in schools, homes, relationships, workplaces and cyberspace—the authors identify six bullying strategies that encourage bullying behavior and provide concrete ways to diffuse tense or potentially hazardous situations. Equally important, Middleton-Moz and Zawadski explain how to reach out to bullies with the appropriate guidance and support, without which bullies will only continue to create fear and anxiety in others.
No matter how hard they try, it is virtually impossible for parents to keep up with all the apps and technological changes that enable bullying to remain anonymous. To help them, the authors have included a chapter just for parents on how to monitor their children’s behavior and online interactions to keep them grounded.
For both parents and educators, Middleton-Moz and Zawadski also explore innovative anti-bullying programs and offer advice about which ones are really working.
- This updated edition includes five new chapters that address issues such as suicide brought on by cyber and face-to-face bullying, sexting, and hazing
- The authors bring to light issues widely covered in the media that are of great concern to a broad audience including families, schools and mental health professionals.
- They also discuss the problem of living in a society with “relational autism” that is created when people become so immersed in gadgets that the development of key characteristics is lost, including: the ability to “read” others in face-to-face conversations, the ability to empathize, and the ability to realize the damage words can cause
- Middelton-Moz is the author of many books including, Children of Trauma: Rediscovering Your Discarded Self, Shame and Guilt: Masters of Disguise and The Ultimate Guide to Transforming Anger: Dynamic Tools for Healthy Relationships
No matter what your age – from kids to adults, from parents to celebrities – no one is immune from peer cruelty.