[Surfnetkids: 31 Oct 2012] Bullying

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#1. October 31, 2012

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

Did you know that October is Bullying Prevention Awareness month? I know that I barely got the topic in this month, but better late than never.

Today’s topic lists resources for helping kids/parents/teachers with both online and offline bullying. If you find them useful, please share them via email, Twitter, Facebook, telephone, mail, or over a nice cup of coffee!

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Bullying

by Barbara J. Feldman

Bullying Printable (** for premium members only)

According to the National Association of School Psychologists, bullying is the most common form of violence in our society. In a national survey of students in grades six through ten, 13% reported bullying others, 11% reported being a victim of bullies, and another 6% said that they both bullied others and were bullied themselves. These numbers mean that over six million children are affected by bullying.

Bullies 2 Buddies
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Remember that little ditty? Izzy Kalman argues that common approaches to verbal bullying (“find a teacher or adult”) are hampering kids abilities to learn to handle their own social situations, and reminds us that words only hurt us if we allow them to. In addition to the illustrated website, Kalman offers free guides for adults and kids in PDF. Look for them under the Resources tab.

“Bullying stops in less than 10 seconds, most of the time, when peers intervene on behalf of the victim. Intervene does NOT mean taking on or trying to confront or fight the bully, but rather, befriending the victim, ignoring the bully, talking and walking away with the victim.” This Canadian site urges kids to take a pledge to stick up for those being bullied, and supports their Peer Support Approach to Bullying with extensive FAQ’s and downloadable PDFs.

Common Sense Media: Stand Up to Cyberbullying
“Texting, social sites, email, and IM — this is how kids socialize. They tune in to find out who’s dating who or what the math homework is. But kids can also use these tools to threaten, harass, or gang up on other kids.” Common Sense Media provides tools for parents and educators of kids as young as two years old. For links to resources specifically for kids and teens, click through to the Cyberbullying Toolkit, and look for the Kids and Teens header.

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Bullying Printable

In Pursuit of Tolerance Printable

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