The Bully Action Guide
How to Help your Child and How to Get your School to ListenBook - 2011
Shows parents how to recognize if their child is being bullied, ways to discuss bullying, and provides sample letters and telephone scripts to advocate on their behalf with the school.
Bullying used to be thought of as an unpleasant rite of passage, but now psychologists are realizing that it inflicts real harm. As many as 40 percent of children report that they've experienced episodes of bullying at school or online through their school community. School safety expert Edward Dragan argues that parents need to be proactive in looking out for their children's social well being at school. From his many decades as a Board of Education insider, he argues that schools are self-protective entities and reluctant to address bullying themselves.
The Bully Action Guide shows parents how to:
• discuss bullying with their child
• efficiently address individual needs with teachers
• take effective action to stop the bullying