Bullying: The Ultimate Teen Guide by Mathangi SubramanianBullying: The Ultimate Teen Guide by Mathangi Subramanian

Bullying: The Ultimate Teen Guide

byMathangi Subramanian

Hardcover | April 4, 2014

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Bullying is a widespread problem that affects thousands of teens across the United States and around the world. Victims of bullying battle depression, anxiety, insecurity, and fear. Sadly, some victims internalize their frustration by harming themselves or become bullies as well. But if young people agree that bullying is so devastating, why does it continue? Most importantly, how can it be stopped? In Bullying: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Mathangi Subramanian addresses these and other questions about a major issue for young adults and their families. Drawing on stories from young teens around the country, this volume uncovers the social pressures and individual choices that lead to violence. The author surveys effective state, local, and national anti-bullying policies and provides examples of teens throughout the nation whose leadership and courage have helped stop violence. This volume also contains exercises and strategies for young adults to employ that can pave the way for social action. Topics covered in this book include:·What makes a bully·The impact bullying has on victims, perpetrators, and witnesses·Types of bullying, such as sexual harassment and dating violence·Cyberbullying·What to do if you are bullied·Strategies to combat bullying at school and elsewhere ·Resources Featuring a diverse collection of teen voices, this book is designed to help teens take immediate action both individually and collectively. The advice and exercises will not only help teens think critically about bullying but will also empower them to change both themselves and the circumstances that foster abuse in their schools and communities. Bullying: The Ultimate Teen Guide is a much-needed resource to help stem the tide of this social epidemic.
Mathangi Subramanian, EdD, is a writer and educator. She has been a classroom teacher, an assistant vice president at Sesame Workshop, and a senior policy analyst at the New York City Council.
Title:Bullying: The Ultimate Teen GuideFormat:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 10.5 × 7.19 × 0.81 inPublished:April 4, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810890542

ISBN - 13:9780810890541


Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1: The FundamentalsChapter 2: BulliesChapter 3: VictimsChapter 4: WitnessesChapter 5: Bias-Based HarassmentChapter 6: CyberbullyingChapter 7: Sexual HarassmentChapter 8: Dating ViolenceChapter 9: Adult Bullies Chapter 10: Creating Effective Anti-bullying PolicyChapter 11: Combating Bullying TogetherRecommended Reading GlossaryAbout the Author

Editorial Reviews

Well-voiced and supported with credible incidents, Subramanian's guide speaks to the source and elimination of abusive situations. The text covers the subject objectively and calmly.  Even advice on adult violators notes that predatory grownups assail youths out of anger, fear, and insecurity.  Pictures enhance focal concepts, as with the handshake that illustrates allies on p. 197.  Advice on texting reminds the reader that caution protects both sender and receiver. Analysis of complex concepts, particularly the passive bystander, relies on straightforward diction to account for failure to intervene to protect or rescue a victim. The author limits recommended readings to recent sources. The glossary amplifies definitions, explaining such hopeful social mechanisms as restorative justice and lever of change. This work should aid the parent, teacher, librarian, and school counselor as well as the vulnerable teen.