Author(s): Signe Whitson
Groundbreaking books have peered into the psychology of bullying and the cultural climate that - seemingly now more than ever - gives rise to such cruelty and aggression. But few have been able to synthesize what we know into 8 simple, targeted "keys" that equip educators, professionals and parents with practical strategies to tackle the issue head-on. This book answers that call. Social media bullying - and the recent tragedies stemming from it - has given the widespread problem a new dimension. While no magic cure-all exists, adults can learn and implement all sorts of quick and easy techniques that can make a huge difference in the lives of children. In 8 core strategies, this book lays them out, from establishing meaningful connections with children to creating a positive school climate, addressing cyberbullying, building social emotional competence, reaching out to bullies, empowering bystanders, and much more.
Signe Whitson combines current research and best practices in 8 Keys to End Bullying to not only open the door to comprehensive bullying prevention, but also to help plug the holes in policies so that no child falls through the cracks. --Heather Thomas, MA, LLPC, School Counselor and Child Therapist; www.thehelpfulcounselor.com"