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Daniel the Dinosaur Learns to Stand Tall Against Bullies: A Group Activities Manual to Teach K-6 Children How to Handle Other Children's Aggressive Behavior by Teresa M. Schmidt

Your Child: Bully or Victim? Understanding and Ending Schoolyard Tyranny by Peter Sheras (Author)
Despite what many advise, nothing fans a bully's fire brighter than a victim who tries to "just ignore it." Be it insults, punches, ostracism, or sexual labeling, misplaced anger requires swift intervention. Sheras provides practical advice for parents. When an explosive child connects with a weaker child, the results are predictable. The parents' duty is not to ignore these situations, but to arm themselves and their children to handle them.

Bullies & Victims: Helping Your Child Survive the Schoolyard Battlefield by Suellen Fried, Paula Fried
Bullies and Victims explores teasing and the power of relationships between children, the roles of adults, schools, media, and society.

Sam's Fight for Justice
By Betty Ann Herron
True story about a coach that had a 7th grade student perform 20 naked push-ups in front of his gym class.


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Reports that a new study shows peer rejection can wound young kids emotionally for good. Feelings of inadequacy; Lifelong tendency to depression; Social acceptance in elementary school children; Rating children's social standing; Effects of changes in social status; Who is singled out for rejection; Withdrawn children; Shy-kid pattern; Aggressive kids, bullies; Loneliness in children.

1992 murder of Bobby Kent -- A suburban high school student in South Florida who was killed by friends. On July 15th 1993, 7 teenagers from Broward County, South Florida, stabbed and bludgeoned Bobby to death - leaving the mutilated corpse to rot, in the swamp. The majority of the Broward County 7 remain in prison - one on death row.

American Justice - Payback For A Bully -- He was popular, athletic and a good student. At 20, Bobby Kent seemed to be on the right path: he graduated from high school, had a job and was trying to start his own business. He lived with his parents, his best friend, Marty Puccio, lived down the street. On one hot July night, Bobby, Marty, and six others went out for a night of partying. Bobby never came back. All seven people who were with him confessed to killing him. All including Marty and Bobby's ex-girlfriend, claimed Bobby was a ruthless bully they could not stop any other way. But is that enough to drive these "friends" to such an extreme solution? The jury didn't think so--all were convicted of either first or second degree murder. Interviews with the prosecutor, defense attorneys and Bobby's ex-girlfriend.

Bully: Does Anyone Deserve to Die? by Jim Schutze --Combines natural details about the sawgrass marshes and alligators south of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with observations about the fantasy lives of teenagers hooked on surfing, steroids, and instant gratification, 7 suburban kids who slide into moral depravity. At the heart of his tale is a kind of love triangle: the "bully," his best friend Marty, and Marty's girlfriend, who desires to rescue Marty from a destructive friendship with homosexual undertones. Schutze's account of the aftermath of the murder includes interesting details on how the police skillfully lured confessions from the kids involved.

VHS - Bully (2001) Marty (Brad Renfro) is a tormented surfer who relies on his longtime pal Bobby Kent (Nick Stahl) for rides to the beach and bars despite vicious abuse. But when Bobby turns his unwanted attention to Marty's new girlfriend Lisa (Rachel Miner) and her friend Ally (Bijou Phillips), Lisa decides Bobby's reign of terror must end. Assembling alienated suburban teens, she forms a deadly plan to get Bobby out of the way.

What is bullying? -- Bullying is doing or saying things to have power over another person. Some ways are: calling names, saying or writing nasty things, leaving them out, not talking to them, threatening, making them uncomfortable or scared, taking or damaging their things, hitting or kicking, make them do things they don't want to do.

An introduction to bullying -- We see it in the workplace, home, club and sports, but most of all at school. Children dominated, suffer miserably, often in silence, and develop a victim mentality.

Bullying and What To Do About It -- Bullying should never be accepted as normal behavior. The feelings experienced by victims are painful and lasting. Bullies progress to serious, antisocial behavior. Recent incidents of school violence show that bullying has tragic consequences for individuals, families, schools and entire communities.

Bullying at school

What is bullying? -- The question of what constitutes bullying is a question of pressing practical importance.

Bullying -- Repeated and systematic harassment and attacks on others. Bullying can be perpetrated by individuals or groups. London Family Court Clinic, London, Ontario, Canada

The Facts About Bullying -- 10% to 15% of children are regularly bullied, most frequently in school. At school, bullying occurs where there is little or no adult supervision.

What Does Gay Mean? is a new anti-bullying program designed to improve understanding and respect for youth who are gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender (GLBT). Centered on an free downloadable educational booklet, "What Does Gay Mean?" How to Talk with Kids About Sexual Orientation and Prejudice, the program encourages parents and others to communicate and share values of respect with their children.

"A child will not learn anything, if they are too frightened to come to school." Anti-bullying Unit - Internet section.

Beating The Bullies -- Educators underestimate the bullying that takes place and are reluctant to get involved.

How prevalent is bullying? -- 1 in 7 children is a bully or the target of a bully, according to the National Association of School Psychologists. Targets of bullying often remain silent, but suffer the effects, lack of self-confidence, underachievement, and withdrawal. Education World

Does bullying really do children any harm? -- There continues to be resistance to the view that bullying is harmful to children. Some resistance comes from people who proudly assert being bullied never did them any harm.

How Do You Stop a Bully? -- Bullies feel inferior and need to prove something. They get a feeling of power by scaring or bossing. Here are steps you can take to protect yourself.

Children and adolescents who threaten violence are more likely to behave violently than those who do not make threats.

Bullies Are Also Victims -- In a survey of 558 students in a Midwest middle school, 80% of the students had engaged in bullying behaviors during the previous 30 days. Family and Community Health

Taking the Bully by the Horns -- 8% of students miss 1 day of class per month for fear of Bullies. 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school. 100,000 students carry a gun to school.

Bullying Behaviors Among US Youth Prevalence and Association With Psychosocial Adjustment -- Given the behavioral and emotional difficulties associated with bullying, as well as long term negative outcomes, bullying merits serious attention for future research and intervention. JAMA.

Bullying: A New Sense of Need in the US Educational System -- Norway schools have an anti-bullying program. In England schools are required to have anti-bullying policies. Other countries include Sweden and Wales, and some US states.

Please Stop Laughing at Me by Jodee Blanco -- While other kids were daydreaming about dances, first kisses, and college, Jodee was trying to figure out how to get from homeroom to study hall without being taunted or spit upon as she walked through the halls. This memoir chronicles how one child was shunned and physically abused by her classmates from elementary school through high school. This vivid story will open your eyes to the harsh realities and long-term consequences of bullying.

Books on Bullies for Children:

Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain by Trevor Romain (Illustrator), Elizabeth Verdick (Editor)

Trouble in the Barkers' Class (Barker Twins) by Tomie Depaola Moffie and Morgie are excited. A new girl is joining their class. But Carole Anne is a bully, pushing Moffie and grabbing Morgie's dinosaur book, and that's only the beginning. Then Morgie goes looking for dinosaur eggs on a Saturday morning and finds Carole Anne crying.

Nobody Knew What to Do: A Story About Bullying by Becky Ray McCain, Todd Leonardo (Illustrator) Tells how one child found the courage to tell a teacher about Ray, who was being picked on and bullied by other kids in school.

The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill, Laura Huliska-Beith -- Mean Jean is the Recess Queen, pushing, hammering and slammering the other kids. And then a puny new girl shows up and catches Mean Jean off-guard. Katie Sue not intimidated by the bully and the playground is safe for all again.

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell, David Catrow (Illustrator) Molly Lou Melon may be tiny, clumsy, buck-toothed, and with a voice like a bullfrog, but she doesn't mind. Her grandmother has confidence in her, and tells her to believe in herself. But Molly Lou's self-assurance is put to the test when she moves to a new town, away from her friends and grandmother. Ronald Durkin taunts Molly Lou calling her "shrimpo" and "bucky-toothed beaver." Our heroine barely flinches as she systematically sets out to prove herself, and Ronald ends up feeling foolish.

The Berenstain Bears and the Bully by Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain -- When Sister Bear gets beaten up by Tuffy, the new cub in town, Brother huffs off to set this bully straight. But he's in for a surprise--Tuffy's a girl, and Brother can't bring himself to fight her.

Bully on the Bus (The Decision Is Yours) by Carl W. Bosch, Rebekah Strecker (Illustrator)

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The Bully Free Classroom: Over 100 Tips and Strategies for Teachers K-8 by Allan L. Beane

The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School, How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence by Barbara Coloroso -- Recognize the characteristic triad of bullying: the bully who perpetrates the harm; the bullied who is the target (and may become a bully); and the bystander -- the peers, siblings, or adults who don't act to defuse the situation. What bullying is and what it isn't; the 3 kinds of bullying; and the differences and similarities between boy and girl bullies. How to read the subtle clues a child is being bullied. 4 abilities that protect your child from succumbing to a bully 7 steps to take if your child is a bully.

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls
by Rachel Simmons
The author catalogues chilling acts of aggression, including the silent treatment, note-passing, glaring, gossiping, ganging up, fashion police, and being nice in private/mean in public. She decodes the vocabulary of these sneak attacks. She guides readers to nurture emotional honesty.

How to Handle Bullies, Teasers and Other Meanies: A Book That Takes the Nuisance Out of Name Calling and Other Nonsense
by Kate Cohen-Posey, Betsy A. Lampe (Illustrator) -- Useful tips on how kids can use verbal techniques to turn a bully's slurs inside out. This is a place to start when fighting back seems in order, ideas and wordplays give victims the edge they need to recoup their self-esteem.

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