Dealing with Bullying takes a new look at this age-old problem, describing what bullying is and the harmful effects it can have on the bullied, the bully, and bystanders. The pervasive cultural problem of bullying - in school, the media, politics, and more - is explored, as are practical tips for dealing with it and helping to create a caring social climate. Through stories from history and current events, readers will be inspired to take action to stop bullying in their communities. History and current events topics covered include: cases of bullying that have gone to court; how the media portray bullies; real-life stories of kids who have been bullied or acted as bullies; and, why leaders of countries are accused of bullying other leaders to get things done.
Alexa Gordon Murphy has an M.A. in professional writing from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. She has written many educational materials on character education and bullying, including interactive presentation kits for teachers and parents and workbooks for elementary, middle school, and high school students.