Third grade seems to bring out the girl bullying if that hasn’t happened yet. These picture books and chapter books explore bullying in it’s myriad of forms.
Do you have questions about bullying? Are you worried your child is being bullied, or that your child may be a bully? Bullying doesn’t end in school. Do you have to deal with a bully at work?
The Detroit Free Press is taking your questions about bullying this week.
I was just booking a long overdue orthodontic consultation for my middle child when the front desk lady and I both remarked about how quickly the school year is flying by! October already?!! Now that we are back in the swing of school, here are some new picture books on specific school issue topics.
My mom friend just told me today that she was going to a school event to learn more about preventing cyberbullying and online safety. I came across this. It’s actually a Top 10 List from eSchool News, but I only had access to the first half of the article which I share with you below:
My kids are getting an education on bullying at school with lots of anti-bullying “town meetings” or even small groups. And it does seem to confuse my kids as much as it sensitizes them. Now Massachusett’s new anti-bullying law is widely heralded as the most aggressive in the country. It criminalizes bullying and cyber-bullying by students, and requires schools to ferret out and respond to such incidents, many of which take place outside of school.
The most acute is how it impacts the critical relationship between schools and parents. The statute does not put any responsibility on parents to stop bullying. Worse, rather than foster a shared approach to stop such behavior, the statute actually undermines any meaningful communication between parents and schools.
The best way to create a caring climate is to engage children collectively in an activity that benefits another human being.
I had no idea that October is National Bullying Prevention Month but I am horrified to learn this whole new world of cyberbullying. It’s another serious worry for parents and school administrators alike.
This book was written in 1944 but it’s still so relevant today. The author’s daughter said that her mother, who grew up in West Haven, Connecticut where the story takes place was the girl (Maddie)who stood by while her friend (Peggy) led the girl bullying towards a girl who was Polish and claimed to have one hundred dresses in her closet while wearing just one shabby dress every day to school. Like the girl in the story (Wanda), this little girl moves to New York City, but the author never gets a chance to tell her how sorry she is. Instead, she writes this book.