The Truth About Bullying presents crucial information to assist educators and parents in creating a safe learning environment. This book is a practical guide to understanding what bullying is and the influence it has on a school. The who, what, when, where, and how of bullying are described in a clear manner that helps the reader to understand the myths and realities of bullying behavior. The latest trends in bullying, including hazing and contagion bullying, are presented, along with chapters dedicated specifically to cyberbullying and the special needs child. Recent research provides a foundation for readers as they learn how to address bullying and create a respectful, constructive school community. The authors address the importance of the school climate and culture and answer the question of whether a positive environment is enough to prevent bullying.
Jan Urbanski supervises the Safe and Drug Free Schools Office in Pinellas County, Florida, where she manages over a million dollars in federal grants and oversees the district's award-winning character education program. In addition to having experience as a prevention specialist, school counselor, and teacher, she has conducted training in bullying prevention, school climate and safety, conflict resolution, and character education at the local, state , national, and international levels. Steve Permuth is a professor of education at the University of South Florida with over thirty years of public education experience as a teacher/professor and administrator in K-12 and higher education. He is the author/co-author of six texts and fifty articles on educational policy and school law.
Part 1 Understanding Bullying Chapter 2 Introduction/Overview Chapter 3 Bullying: Beyond Sticks and Stones Chapter 4 Bullying in the Twenty-first Century: Cyberbullying Chapter 5 Bullying and the Special Needs Child Part 6 Addressing Bullying Chapter 7 What Research Tells Us Chapter 8 Creating a Respectful and Constructive School Community Chapter 9 What Works in Bullying Prevention? Part 10 Appendices