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Here is a list of books and videos meant to help children, teens and their families as they navigate the difficult waters of bullying.
Stepping Up to Bullying by
Call Number: DVD 302.4 Stepping
Publication Date: 2011
This program offers age-appropriate encounters with bullying in a warm-hearted skit performed by Michael Pritchard and our lovable puppet characters. The problem-solving format sparks student discussion in guided brain-storming sessions with Michael bringing his trademark insight and caring humor to the research-based solutions. This program includes 4 lessons, each with two video segments plus a problem-solving leader's guide, which provides detailed questions for a scripted discussion, as well as, follow-up activities.
Call Number: DVD 302.4 Bullying
Publication Date: 2011-01-11
Bullying has moved past face-to-face interaction. Junior High and High School students present real-life scenarios of bullying, including bullying through the internet, texts and video. Difficult and distressing situations in a variety of settings are addressed, followed by both unproductive actions and resolutions that work. This program covers bullying from its painful beginning to its peaceful end.
Internet Bullies by
Call Number: DVD PAR 302.34 Internet
Publication Date: 2008-04-12
These 3 programs ("Internet Bullies: What is it?"/"Internet Bullies: Emotions + Internet = Trouble"/"Internet Bullies: Keep Yourself Safe") teach students the meaning of cyber harassment, why it spells trouble, and how to protect themselves from being a victim.
Arthur Stands up to Bullying by
Call Number: DVD J Arthur
Publication Date: 2013
Based on the best-selling children's books by Marc Brown, join the world's most famous aardvark, eight-year-old Arthur Read, and his family and friends as they stand up to bullying, learn about teasing, think about friendship, and much more!
Bully 911 by
Call Number: DVD 302.4 Bully
Publication Date: 2011
Bully 911 is a unique DVD developed by Seventh Degree Black Belt holder Johnny Gyro and Noel Gyro. This empowering DVD is simple to learn, easy to use and designed to make children feel considerably more confident when coping with bullies by teaching them the tools to escape without getting hurt. Simple techniques will be taught (no martial arts experience necessary) to allow children to defend against chokeholds, hair pulling, arm grabs, and more.
Kelly Bear Teaches About Bullying by
Call Number: DVD 302.4 Kelly
Publication Date: 2002
Kelly Bear is a friendly, life-size bear who interacts with real children and serves as both teacher and hero while the children master new skills and understand new concepts. Kids readily identify with the green bear who makes mistakes but keeps trying to do his best. Interactive songs highlight each program. All the programs in this series are field-tested and proven effective. In Kelly Bear Teaches About Bullying kids discover strategies to use when confronting a bully.
Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain by
Call Number: DVD J 302.34 Bullies
Publication Date: 2004
Jack finds himself getting picked on, pushed around and threatened by a bully. He tries self-defense, insults, disguises and even skipping school, but nothing works! It's up to Trevor and Skye to help Jack discover the secret of becoming bully proof.
Call Number: DVD 302.4 Cyberbullying
Publication Date: 2010
What is cyberbullying? Students will learn about bullying on the internet, as well as through cell phones and other mobile devices. They will also consider steps they can take to prevent cyberbullying and learn what to do if they encounter it in their own lives.
Frenemies: Unhealthy Relationships & What to Do About Them by
Call Number: DVD 302.3 Frenemies
Publication Date: 2013
What is a frenemy? How can you recognize a frenemy? How can a frenemy hurt you? Can you fix a relationship with a frenemy? When do you walk away from a friendship? This 21-minute video and print curriculum explores friendships gone awry and provides elementary students with strategies for coping with difficult friendships.
Call Number: E Seeger
Publication Date: 2013-07-16
Bully doesn't have a kind word for any of his friends. When the other animals ask him to play, he responds in the way he's been taught: Chicken! Slow poke! You stink! Laura Vaccaro Seeger's bold, graphic artwork, along with her spare but powerful words, make for a tender, hilarious, and thoughtful tale.
Llama Llama and the Bully Goat by
Call Number: E Dewdney
Publication Date: 2013-08-06
Llama Llama is learning lots of new things at school and making many friends. But when Gilroy Goat starts teasing him and some of their classmates, Llama Llama isn't sure what to do. And then he remembers what his teacher told him; walk away and tell someone. Taking on a difficult but important part of children's lives, Anna Dewdney gives readers a way to experience and discuss bullying in a safe and comforting way.
The Three Bully Goats by
Call Number: E Kimmelman
Publication Date: 2011-03-01
When Gruff, Ruff, and Tuff, bully their way across a bridge and into a meadow -- teasing a kind ogre and butting small animals along the way. The ogre, frustrated that being friendly and polite didn't work, hatches a plan to teach the "bully" goats a lesson. This twist on "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" is a great read-aloud (and discussion starter) will have kids laughing in the aisles.
The Bully Blockers Club by
Call Number: E Bateman
Publication Date: 2004-01-01
Lotty Raccoon is excited. This year she has a new teacher, new backpack, and new shoes. But her enthusiasm quickly wanes when Grant Grizzly begins bullying her. After talking to her family, Lotty comes up with an idea. She notices other kids are being bullied by Grant, too. She gathers everyone together and they form a club--The Bully Blockers Club.
Call Number: J Polacco
Publication Date: 2012-09-13
Lyla finds a great friend in Jamie on her first day of school, but when Lyla makes the cheerleading squad and a clique of popular girls invites her to join them, Jamie is left behind. Lyla knows bullying when she sees it, though, and when she sees the girls viciously teasing classmates on Facebook, including Jamie, she is smart enough to get out. But no one dumps these girls, and now they're out for revenge. Patricia Polacco's passion against bullying shines through in this powerful story of a girl who stands up for a friend.
Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain by
Call Number: J 302.3 Romain
Publication Date: 1997-08-15
If you're sick of being picked on, pushed around, threatened, or teased, this book is for you. Author Trevor Romain understands what a pain bullies are. And he knows how you can become Bully-Proof. As you laugh along with Trevor's jokes and cartoons, you'll learn tried-and-true ways to deal with bullies.
Making Choices and Making Friends by
Call Number: J 177.6 Espeland (Parenting)
Publication Date: 2006-06-15
Kids learn how to build the five Social Competencies Assets: planning and decision making, interpersonal competence, cultural competence, resistance skills, and peaceful conflict resolution. Stories, tips, and ideas help them get along better with others and stay true to themselves.
Bully Buster by
Call Number: J Clements
Publication Date: 2001-04-01
Jake Drake is not the toughest kid in fourth grade or the fastest kid or the funniest. But he's got ideas -- big ideas, and boy, does he have stories to tell about what really goes on in school. Like bullies, for instance. Jake wants to know "if everybody who works at school is so smart, how come they can't get rid of the bullies?...Because every year, it's the same thing. Bullies." So it's up to Jake Drake to take matters into his own hands when Link Baxter, SuperBully, moves into the neighborhood. Link's reign of terror must be stopped...if only Jake can figure out how.
The Bully Book by
Call Number: J Gale
Publication Date: 2012-12-26
You've been chosen to receive THE BOOK. I bet you have questions. Why does a joke sound funny coming from one kid and stupid from another? Why do some kids eat alone while others are rolling in friends? When the author was eleven, he was bullied. He wrote this book so it might not happen to someone else. The Bully Book is for the Grunts. Open if you dare. . . .
Dear Bully by
Call Number: J 302.3 Dear Bully
Publication Date: 2011-09-06
You are not alone. Discover how Lauren Kate transformed the feeling of that one mean girl getting under her skin into her first novel, how Lauren Oliver learned to celebrate ambiguity in her classmates and in herself, and how R.L. Stine turned being the "funny guy" into the best defense against the bullies in his class. Today's top authors for teens come together to share their stories about bullying--as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, and as perpetrators--in a collection at turns moving and self-effacing, but always deeply personal.
We Want You to Know by
Call Number: J 302.3 Ellis
Publication Date: 2011-09-01
Children's author Deborah Ellis asked students from the ages of nine to nineteen to talk about their experiences with bullying. The results are thoughtful, candid, and often harrowing accounts of "business as usual" in and around today's schools. The kids in this book raise questions about the way parents, teachers and school administrators cope with bullies. They talk about which methods have helped and which ones, with the best of intentions, have failed to protect them. And some kids reveal how they have been able to overcome their fear and anger to become strong advocates for the rights of others.
Mom, They're Teasing Me by
Call Number: J 302.3 Thompson
Publication Date: 2004-08-03
Through vividly written case studies and a reader-friendly question-and-answer format, this book is full of specific, how-to advice for parents to help their children navigate the sometimes harsh terrain of social life; which includes name-calling, after-school fights, esteem-crushing cliques, and malicious exclusion by the popular kids. Parents will discover the difference between real risk and normal social pain; the appropriate time to intervene and when to step back; tips on how to mediate between children without appearing meddlesome; the importance of teaching and encouraging leadership; the redemptive power of friendship.
Stand up for Yourself and Your Friends by
Call Number: J 302.3 Criswell
Publication Date: 2008-08-06
This book helps girls learn how to spot bullying and stand up and speak out against it. Quizzes, quotes from real girls, and "What would you do?" scenarios give readers lots of ideas for dealing with bullies, including clever comebacks and ways to ask adults for help. Includes an anti-bullying pledge for girls to sign, plus tear-out tips to share with their parents.
Girl Wars by
Call Number: J 302.34 Dellasega
Publication Date: 2003-08-05
Stop the Hurting. Mary Pipher's bestselling "Reviving Ophelia" triggered widespread interest in the culture of preteen and teenage girls and the seeming epidemic of relational aggression (bullying) among them. Gossip, teasing, forming cliques, and other cruel behaviors are the basis of this bullying, which harms both victim and aggressor. In "Girl Wars," two experts explain not only how to prevent such behavior but also how to intervene should it happen, as well as overcome the culture that breeds it. Illustrated by compelling true stories from mothers and girls, the authors offer effective, easy-to-implement strategies that range from preventive to prescriptive, such as how to adopt a "help, don't hurt" strategy, provide positive role models, teach communication skills online and off, stress assertiveness, not aggressiveness, learn conflict resolution skills, identify alternatives to bullying behavior. The authors show that girls not only want to help rather than hurt each other, they can do so with guidance from concerned adults.
The Bully Society by
Call Number: 302.343 Klein
Publication Date: 2012-03-06
In today's schools, kids bullying kids is not an occasional occurrence but rather an everyday reality where children learn early that being sensitive, respectful, and kind earns them no respect. Jessie Klein makes the provocative argument that the rise of school shootings across America, and childhood aggression more broadly, are the consequences of a society that actually promotes aggressive and competitive behavior. The Bully Society is a call to reclaim America's schools from the vicious cycle of aggression that threatens our children and our society at large. Heartbreaking interviews illuminate how both boys and girls obtain status by acting "masculine" - displaying aggression at one another's expense as both students and adults police one another to uphold gender stereotypes. Klein proposes ways to transcend these destructive trends, transforming school bully societies into compassionate communities.
Sticks and Stones by
Call Number: 302.343 Bazelon
Publication Date: 2013-02-19
Being a teenager has never been easy, but in recent years, with the rise of the Internet and social media, it has become exponentially more challenging. Bullying has taken on new, complex, and insidious forms, as parents and educators know all too well. Emily Bazelon brings readers on a deeply researched, clear-eyed journey into the ever-shifting landscape of teenage meanness and its sometimes devastating consequences. The result is an indispensable book that takes us from school cafeterias to courtrooms to the offices of Facebook. Along the way, Bazelon 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. Cutting through the noise, misinformation, and sensationalism, she takes us into schools that have succeeded in reducing bullying and examines their successful strategies. The result is a groundbreaking book that will help parents, educators, and teens themselves better understand what kids are going through today and what can be done to help them through it.
Sexual Harassment and Bullying by
Call Number: 302.343 Strauss
Publication Date: 2011-12-15
This book discusses the similarities and important differences between sexual harassment and bullying. It provides parents, youth advocates, scout leaders, and other concerned adults with practical steps to partner with schools to prevent and intervene on the behaviors to help keep kids safe. It clearly identifies the steps to take to hold schools accountable when a student has been harassed or bullied, even when the school is not stopping the behavior.
Cyber Teen by
Call Number: YA 302.3 Cyber
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Today's incredibly powerful internet and mobile phone technology has enabled pack-mentality teen bullying to escalate to a lethal degree. In 2013, students from the Noosa Pengari Steiner School in Queensland, Australia created a script and stage production based on their, and other well publicized, experiences of this dark side of cyber space. The result of this process, facilitated by playwright and teacher Frank Wilkie, was this confronting, brutally honest, comedic drama. Suitable for students ages 14-17.
Call Number: YA 302.343 Schwartz
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
If a classmate sends threatening e-mails to you, do you know what to do? Don't worry if you don't. This book is here to help! Learn tech-savvy ways to keep bullies out of your technology without taking away all the fun!
Call Number: YA 302.343 Raatma
Publication Date: 2013-01-07
Sometimes the most difficult skills to learn are the basic ones that help us stay healthy and safe. With this new True Book series, readers will discover how to think critically about some of the everyday decisions they will face throughout their lives. Key Features: Compelling questions encourage readers to think about how these principles apply to their lives. Glossaries provide definitions of important vocabulary words. Photos complement the text and hook the reader's interest. Sidebars and timelines illustrate how these issues affect people in different ways Additional content for further learning on this subject available at www.factsfornow.scholastic.com
Call Number: 302.24 Epstein
Publication Date: 2011-11-29
To his successful examinations of some of the most powerful forces in modern life; envy, ambition, snobbery, friendship; the keen observer and critic Joseph Epstein now adds Gossip. No trivial matter, despite its reputation, gossip is eternal and necessary. Epstein serves up delightful mini-biographies of the Great Gossips of the Western World along with many choice bits from his own experience. He also makes a powerful case that gossip has morphed from its old-fashioned best; clever, mocking, a great private pleasure; to a corrosive new-school version, thanks to the reach of the mass media and the Internet. Gossip has even invaded politics and journalism, causing unsubstantiated information to be presented as fact. Contemporary gossip claims to reveal truth, but as Epstein shows, it's our belief in truth itself that may be destroyed by gossip. Written in his trademark erudite and witty style, Gossip captures the complexity of this immensely entertaining subject.