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Below is only a sampling of titles that focus on the issue of bullying, including works of fiction, particularly in the areas of children's and Young Adult literature. Try using our online catalogue Countess and search "Bullying" as your subject (su:bullying) to get started. And you can always ask a Librarian for help.
Bullying: a Reference Handbook by This volume explains how bullying became a problem in schools and what can be done about it. It also points readers to additional resources among the many that exist on the topic that will help them to fully understand it. Bullying: A Reference Handbook opens with a background and history of school bullying before diving into raging controversies over causes and solutions. It contains personal essays from experts in the field and profiles of empathy-building bullying prevention organizations and additionally includes data and documents, a chronological history of bullying, and resources for further research. Anyone interested in learning more about school bullying will come away with a clear understanding of the topic. This volume is the only resource on the issue of school bullying targeted for high school and college students as well as other serious researchers. With an emphasis on bullying prevention, including less well known but up-and-coming empathy-building programs, this book contributes ground-breaking material to help readers to learn about the scope of the problem as well as essential solutions that families and schools can practice in everyday life. * Provides readers with an understanding of school bullying and its many forms, including gay-bashing, slut-bashing, and other forms of gender policing * Suggests a number of remedies based on solid research that have effectively prevented school bullying * Explains the crucial relationship between school bullying and the increase in school shootings * Provides research about the role of self-esteem for those perceived as bullies as well as targets * Profiles effective programs that build empathy and prevent school bullying
Call Number: 302.343 K643b 2019
Publication Date: 2019-12-05
Children's Rights: Towards Social Justice by A marked change in traditional thinking about children and childhood was promoted by the adoption by the United Nations (in 1989) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In the early 90s sociologists in the United States and the UK developed Childhood Studies to promote a holistic view of children's lives, recognition of their competence and agency, and the impact and value of their everyday experiences. As a result of this impetus, different thinking has emerged about the role and recognition of children, the institutions of childhood, and the way we view and treat children in modern societies. This book focuses on research emerging from Children's Rights and Childhood Studies thinking, which has important implications for developing policies and practices to improve children's well being and rights. The author presents the implications of children's rights for six contexts of children's everyday lives: families; early childhood education; schooling; child protection services; health services; and employment.
Call Number: e-book
Publication Date: 2015-12-18
Hello, Universe by Winner of the Newbery Medal "A charming, intriguingly plotted novel."--Washington Post Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly's Hello, Universe is a funny and poignant neighborhood story about unexpected friendships. Told from four intertwining points of view--two boys and two girls--the novel celebrates bravery, being different, and finding your inner bayani (hero). "Readers will be instantly engrossed in this relatable neighborhood adventure and its eclectic cast of misfits."--Booklist In one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways. Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his crazy-about-sports family. Valencia Somerset, who is deaf, is smart, brave, and secretly lonely, and she loves everything about nature. Kaori Tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister, Gen, is always following her around. And Chet Bullens wishes the weird kids would just stop being so different so he can concentrate on basketball. They aren't friends, at least not until Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well. This disaster leads Kaori, Gen, and Valencia on an epic quest to find missing Virgil. Through luck, smarts, bravery, and a little help from the universe, a rescue is performed, a bully is put in his place, and friendship blooms. The acclaimed and award-winning author of Blackbird Fly and The Land of Forgotten Girls writes with an authentic, humorous, and irresistible tween voice that will appeal to fans of Thanhha Lai and Rita Williams-Garcia. "Readers across the board will flock to this book that has something for nearly everyone--humor, bullying, self-acceptance, cross-generational relationships, and a smartly fateful ending."--School Library Journal
Call Number: J F K296h
Publication Date: 2018-06-12
Genesis Begins Again by "Reminiscent of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye." --The New York Times "One of the best books I have ever read...will live in the hearts of readers for the rest of their lives." --Colby Sharp, founder of Nerdy Book Club "An emotional, painful, yet still hopeful adolescent journey...one that needed telling." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "I really loved this." --Sharon M. Draper, author of the New York Times bestseller Out of My Mind This deeply sensitive and "compelling" (BCCB) debut novel tells the story of a thirteen-year-old who must overcome internalized racism and a verbally abusive family to finally learn to love herself. There are ninety-six reasons why thirteen-year-old Genesis dislikes herself. She knows the exact number because she keeps a list: -Because her family is always being put out of their house. -Because her dad has a gambling problem. And maybe a drinking problem too. -Because Genesis knows this is all her fault. -Because she wasn't born looking like Mama. -Because she is too black. Genesis is determined to fix her family, and she's willing to try anything to do so...even if it means harming herself in the process. But when Genesis starts to find a thing or two she actually likes about herself, she discovers that changing her own attitude is the first step in helping change others.
Call Number: J F W721g
Publication Date: 2020-08-18
George by Knowing herself to be a girl despite her outwardly male appearance, George is denied a female role in the class play before teaming up with a friend to reveal her true self.
Call Number: J F G493g
Publication Date: 2017-05-16
Perspectives on bullying : research on childhood, workplace, and cyberbullying by Introduction -- Gender, bullying victimization, and education / Ann Marie Popp, Anthony A. Peguero, Kristin R. Day and Lindsay L. Kahle -- Short-term stability and prospective correlates of bullying in middle-school students: an examination of potential demographic, psychosocial, and environmental influences / Dorothy L. Espelage, Kris Bosworth and Thomas R. Simon -- Understanding ecological factors associated with bullying across the elementary to middle school transition in the United States / Dorothy L. Espelage, Jun Sung Hong, Mrinalini A. Rao and Robert Thornberg -- Individual and social network predictors of physical bullying: a longitudinal study of Taiwanese early adolescents / Hsi-Sheng Wei and Wonjae Lee -- Psychometric properties of the cyberbullying questionnaire (CBQ) among Mexican adolescents / Manuel Gámez-Guadix, Fabiola Villa-George and Esther Calvete -- Do networking activities outside of the classroom protect students against being bullied? A field study with students in secondary school settings in Germany / Gerhard Blickle, James A. Meurs and Christine Schoepe -- The differential impacts of episodic, chronic, and cumulative physical bullying and cyberbullying: the effects of victimization on the school experiences, social support, and mental health of rural adolescents / Paul R. Smokowski, Caroline B.R. Evans and Katie L. Cotter -- Teachers bullied by students: forms of bullying and perpetrator characteristics / Teemu Kauppi and Maili Pörhölä -- Perpetrators and targets of bullying at work: role stress and individual differences / Stig Berge Matthiesen and Ståle Einarsen -- Workplace bullying, emotions, and outcomes / Lars Glasø and Guy Notelaers.
Call Number: e-book
Publication Date: 2015
Hazing in the U. S. Armed Forces: Recommendations for Hazing Prevention Policy and Practice by This report documents research focused on helping the Department of Defense build a more-systematic approach to hazing prevention and response. The report documents theory and research on the root causes of hazing and findings and recommendations regarding how best to define hazing, practices to prevent and respond to incidents of hazing, and how the armed forces can improve the tracking of hazing incidents.
Call Number: e-book
Publication Date: 2015-08-31
Bullied: a student, a school and a case that made history by
Call Number: AV 371.58 Bul2010
Published by the Southern Poverty Law Center. "This film tells the story of Jamie Nabozny, a gay student who endured relentless bullying in both middle and high school despite seeking help from school administrators. Jamie fought back, not with his fists but in a courtroom. His historic federal case established that gay and lesbian students have a constitutional right to be free from harassment and bullying. Why is a film on anti-gay bullying necessary? Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) are still subject to physical and verbal harassment or isolation, educators are wary of raising issues relating to sexual orientation or gender identity because the subject is seen as politically or religiously charged. Until school personnel understand that, unless all students feel safe, the school is not providing the best environment in which to learn, they risk sending the message that some bullying is acceptable."
Call Number: AV 302.343 BUL2013
Publication Date: 2011
"This is a character-driven documentary following five kids and families over the course of a school year. Offering insight into different facets of America's bullying crisis, the stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter, who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. Documentary provides an intimate and often shocking glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals' offices."
The Intimidation Factor by
Publication Date: Psychology Today. Sep/Oct2019, Vol. 52 Issue 5, p62-89. 8p.
"The article discusses ways to manage intimidation. Topics discussed include the intimidating effect of physical size, reasons people get intimidated, a study of how socioeconomic status inspires deference, the concept that the strongest feelings of intimidation often correspond to one's own insecurities and self-esteem, as the antidote to all forms of intimidation."
Rid the Sciences of Harassers by
Publication Date: National Geographic. May2018, p15-18. 4p. 1 Color Photograph, 1 Graph.
"The article offers information on the sexual harassment in sciences. Topics discussed include sexual harassment and sexual assault were reported by more women than men; resignation of astronomer Geoff Marcy in 2015 after finding of subjecting students to unwanted sexual contact; and need to create a code of conduct by leaders of science."
Scientific Misconduct: Why Is Science Such Fertile Ground for Harassment and What Can Be Done About It? by
Publication Date: Phi Kappa Phi Forum. Spring2018, Vol. 98 Issue 1, p10-13. 4p.
"The article explores the factors that contribute to the risk of harassment in the field of science. Harassment in science is usually directed toward women, people of color or other marginalized groups. The apprenticeship model followed by modern science can give senior scientists who support and mentor a team of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers tremendous power and influence over their team."