Bullying is a pattern of aggressive verbal, physical, or social behavior directed at a victim in an attempt to maintain or reinforce a sense of power over them. While it is most commonly associated with school-aged children, it can happen in any social group at any age. Bullying is often a social activity, with multiple people ganging up on a single individual or smaller group. Being the victim of even minor bullying can have long-lasting psychological effects. Whether moving past bullying experiences ourselves or helping someone else through it, learning how to deal with bullying can take different forms.
The Survival Guide to Bullying covers everything from cyber bullying to how to deal with fear and how to create the life you dream of having. From inspiring "roems" (rap poems), survival tips, personal stories, and quick quizzes, this book will light the way to a brighter future.
Growing up isn’t easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, and this is especially true for LGBTQ kids and teens. In response to a number of tragic suicides by LGBTQ students, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage uploaded a video to YouTube with his partner, Terry Miller.
When Odd Girl Out was first published, it became an instant bestseller and ignited a long-overdue conversation about the hidden culture of female bullying. Today the dirty looks, taunting notes, and social exclusion that plague girls’ friendships have gained new momentum in cyberspace.