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This guide offers resources for topics that may be difficult to discuss. It includes books, ebooks, videos, college resources and community links.

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Bullying Scars: the impact on adult life and relationships

Bullying Scars: the impact on adult life and relationships

This book will be of interest to anyone struggling with the lingering effects of being bullied. It describes childhood bullying from the vantage point of those victims, bullies, and bystanders who are now adults.  The author also discusses how lives have been changed, and explores the range of reactions adults exhibit.The research gathered for this book, through interviews with over 800 people, points out that even adult decision-making is often altered by the victimization they experience as children at the hands of peers, siblings, parents, or educators.

New Perspectives on Bullying

New Perspectives on Bullying

This book looks at bullying behaviour in a wide range of settings, including kindergartens, schools, the workplace, in sports and prisons. Examining bullying in each of these areas, it discusses alternative views and perspectives on bullying, helping policy makers and professionals to coordinate their work and so tackle the problem effectively. 

Asberger Syndrome and Bullying: strategies and solutions

Asberger Syndrome and Bullying: strategies and solutions

Combining personal life experiences and those of others, the author introduces the reader to how the characteristics of Asperger Syndrome interplay with the social environment that makes these children and adults targets of bullying. In addition to clearly depicting the extent of the irreparable harm caused by bullying, he tells us how easily to recognize and stop this destructive behavior at the individual, in the classroom, and at school wide levels.

Bullying in Different Contexts

Bullying in Different Contexts

Bullying has a tendency to be associated with aggression between children in the playground, but bullying and abuse can also be observed in other social settings. Bullying in Different Contexts brings together leading international researchers to discuss these behaviours in a wide range of settings, including preschool, school, the home, residential care, prisons, the workplace and cyberspace. 

Books available at Evelyn S. Field Library

Books on bullying can be found in the library collection upstairs in the following sections:
BF637  This section is focused on the social impact of bullying and how to prevent it
LB3013  This section is focused on bullying in the school system
Bullying Scars: the impact on adult life and relationships

The book describes childhood bullying from the vantage point of those victims, bullies, and bystanders who are now adults.  It discusses how lives have been changed, and explores the range of reactions adults exhibit.

Sticks and Stones

The author defines what bullying is and, just as important, what it is not. She explores when intervention is essential and when kids should be given the freedom to fend for themselves. She also dispels persistent myths: that girls bully more than boys, that online and in-person bullying are entirely distinct, that bullying is a common cause of suicide, and that harsh criminal penalties are an effective deterrent.

101 Facts About Bullying: what everyone should know

The author tries to break down what the research says about bullying and its effects, offering ideas for what can and should be done to minimize or reduce it.

Bully Busters: a teacher's manual for helping bullies,victims and bystanders

Offers middle school teachers classroom strategies for stopping and preventing bullying.

Bullying and Cyberbullying: what every educator needs to know

The author shows how educators can flag problematic behaviors and frame effective responses. She puts a special focus on "gateway" behaviors--those subtle actions that, unchecked, can quickly escalate into more serious misbehavior--and explores how students perceive their own and their peers' behavior. Key takeaways include the impact of technology on social behavior, a framework for responding effectively to bullies--including innovative ideas about the role of social peers--and suggestions for working with parents.

Bully Nation: how the American establishment creates a bullying society

Bullying looks very similar on the personal and institutional levels: it involves an imbalance of power and behavior that consistently undermines its victim, securing compliance and submission and reinforcing the bully's sense of superiority and legitimacy. By highlighting how bullying threads throughout our society's government, corporate, and military institutions--at home and on the global stage--the authors hope to create a paradigm shift in the national conversation on this important subject.

Bullies in the Workplace: seeing and stopping adults who abuse their co-workers and employees

A team of interdisciplinary experts provides an up-to-date review of current theories, empirical research, and management strategies that will help organizations address workplace bullying through both prevention and intervention. It providies best practices, management strategies for bullying prevention, and protocols for investigating bullying complaints. Part I of the book overviews workplace bullying. It looks at reasons bullies do what they do, at the difference between a tough boss and a bully, and at the cost of bullying for organizations.  Everyday problems of employees targeted by bullies at work are illustrated, including the resulting psychological distress that can lead to suicide. Part II of the work focuses on prevention and coping and on legislation that protects employees, including Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.