It's impossible to protect a child from the reality of bullying, as all children experience it at some point in their lives. A child may be the target of a bully, bully others, or be a witness to the bullying behavior of their classmates. Adding to the problem, bullying has moved beyond face-to-face confrontations and into the online realm, where supervision by parents and teachers is limited.
The activities in Don't Pick on Me are designed to help children learn strategies they can use to avoid being victimized by bullies and stand up for themselves when they become a bully's target. The book includes more than forty ten-minute activities children can do with their parents to learn how to effectively handle emotional and physical bullying and be conscientious bystanders if they witness this behavior. It also features advice for handling cyberbullying, harassment, and gossip.