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Friday, July 26, 2013

The Offenders: Saving the World While Serving Detention!

By Jerry Craft

A freak accident gives five middle school bullies super powers. But instead of transforming into cool super-beings, they take on the characteristics of the kids who they bully. Sure their abilities may be at an all-time high, but do they really have what it takes to save their school when their self-esteem is at an all-time low?
The only thing they know for sure is they're about to learn one "powerful" lesson in compassion!

The 228 page book tackles a prevalent problem facing many of today’s youth, bullying. But instead of the typical tale of childhood bullying, the author decided to take a different approach on the issue. “I wanted to do a book about the kids doing the bullying, those who were bullies and didn’t know it.”   Why are children bullying one another is the ultimate question Craft sought to answer with his book.

Read more about this book and these unsung heroes - click here.

 The Offenders: Saving the World While Serving Detention! is available for advance order at http://jerrycraft.net/offenders.html.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Back to School: Show Your Support to Prevent Bullying This Year at School

It's around the corner!  Schools will be opening.  Parents are already collecting school supplies and getting ready for their child to be back on schedule.

Most know that bullies and cyberbullies never take a break.  While the school yard bullies may have been in the backyard - they will be back at school shortly.

With that let's start school this year with a remind to all our kids that they need to be upstanders! 

Order your STOMP Out Bullying wristbands today and encourage your friends and community to do the same.

Bullying is a choice.  Kindness is also a choice.  Choose to be kind.

STOMP Out Bullying™ focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country.

STOMP Out Bullying is a fantastic organization that continues to help thousands of children and families and this is an opportunity be part of their mission in making our world a better place for everyone.

To order your wristbands click here.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Baffle That Bully! The Game That Puts YOU in Control & Makes the Bully Lose Interest

By Chase Anichini, Amy Jones Anichini and Jordan Anichini

"Baffle That Bully!" is a way of maintaining your cool while distracting bullies, throwing them off their game, and putting them in a game where you make the rules. The result: bullies decide for themselves to leave you alone, because it's no longer fun to pick on you.

But the book is about more than overcoming bullying. It's also about being the keeper of your own feelings and not letting other people bring you down, no matter how hard they try. It's about believing in yourself.

"Baffle That Bully!" was written by a family to help other families. Co-written by 9-year-old Chase Anichini, who was the target of emotional bullying for 2 years, and her mother Amy Jones Anichini, "Baffle That Bully!" teaches your child how to stay calm when others are trying their best to upset him/her. Chase's story and characters - some bullying targets and some bullies - are brought to life through the beautiful illustrations of her 12-year-old sister Jordan Anichini.

Scarlett introduces 3 steps to playing "Baffle That Bully!" for your child to follow every single time someone is "mean" to him/her. Then she walks your child through several situations ("The Bully Encounters of Scarlett the Baffler") and explains how she applied the 3 steps to remain calm while throwing the bullies off of their well-rehearsed tactics. Scarlett demonstrates how to successfully Baffle YOUR Bully.

When your child learns how to "Baffle That Bully!", he/she will not only distract the bully from their well-rehearsed tactics but will also gain confidence. That self-confidence and sense of self-esteem could help your child handle just about any unpleasant situation.

New Feature: Anyone who has purchased the book can talk to Scarlett via BaffleThatBully.com and ask her questions about handling bullies and/or playing the game! Visit our site to "Ask Scarlett."

Order on Amazon today!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

NOBullying.com The Movement Against Bullying

From NOBullying.com About Us:

Nobullying.com is an online forum aimed at educating, advising, counselling and all importantly, helping to stop bullying, in particular, cyber bullying.

Although we at Nobullying.com work closely with and are delighted to gain the insight of many professionals including psychologists, teachers and other experts, we really cherish the input and experiences of parents and children of all ages, on this topic.

Parents, you, your opinions and feedback on points of interest, news and events are so important to Nobullying.com.  You are living the daily struggle, if you have a child who is the victim of cyber bullying.  We don’t make this statement in a flippant way.  Nobullying.com has been established by parents and as such, although we may not have had the exact same experiences as you, we do know where you are coming from.  Like you we worry constantly as to whether our child is the victim of cyber bullying or maybe he/she could be involved in cyber bullying through peer pressure.  Either way, we want to find an answer to an awful problem which has resulted in the death of teenagers and ruined the lives of many more.

Feel free to Contact Us anytime if you want to experience share, or offer up some tips and advice that you found useful.

Children and teenagers, if you have been the victim of cyber bullying please talk to your parents, your teachers or your school psychologist/nurse.  Remember, we all want what’s best for you and truly want to help.  It is not uncommon for kids to bully through peer pressure, especially with cyber bullying. No doubt if you are being bullied, in any way, the bully or bullies have warned you not to tell but guess what, that’s what bullies do.  Talk to your parents, your teachers, or a senior person in your school.  Don’t ever forget you are an amazing young person with a great future ahead of you, so start today and set yourself free from bullying.  There are thousands like you, all anxious about making that first great step, why not inspire them.

We are always looking for people to share their stories – if you want to provide a written article – do contact us via our quick fill in form. Do please note we will need your parents approval first if under 18 years.

Educators, you work with students, parents psychologists, victims, bullies and have good and bad experiences from every angle.  You know the sadness suffered by victims of bullying but you also know the joy and happiness felt, when, in many cases with your help, an awful situation is positively resolved.  Unfortunately, as you know, it can at times, be very difficult to pick up on bullying and even more difficult to truly resolve it.  However, as professionals who see bullying from all sides, please share with us your experiences and knowledge.  We really do want to give you a forum which will allow you help not just those in your school.

If you have some time to share some advice and guidance for others – we would love to take even 15 minutes of your time to answer a few questions by email and we will publish this on the website. Someone maybe looking for an answer you can provide.  Reach us here on our contact us page today.

As a professional psychologist or psychiatrist with knowledge in the area, share with us your experience and we will gladly display your profile and details on our site, which will be visited by thousands of people every week, concerned about their child’s safety, whether or not they are being bullied, whether or not their child actually is a bully and if they should seek counselling for their child.  Your expertise is more than appreciated, for more info click Here.

Please remain connected to our Cyber bullying-proof social media accounts for more information and tips to say no to bullying.

Monday, July 8, 2013

The eGirls Project

The eGirls Project is a 3-year research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), under its Partnership Development Programme.

The Project is investigating the relationship between gender, privacy and equality in online social networking and is focused on better understanding the perspectives of girls and young women in relation to these issues.

What eGirls Project is interested in:

Girls and young women rely on a vast array of technologies to keep in touch with their friends and family and to explore the world and their place in it.  Participating in the online world certainly lets them share their lives with each other but it also requires a significant amount of self-disclosure to others, simply as the price of admission.  As a result, online social spaces provide opportunities for young women to create, expand and explore their own identities while at the same time constructing anew what it means to “be a girl”.

Learn more at  www.egirlsproject.ca

Monday, July 1, 2013

My U.S.A.: Fun and Facts about Our United States

Papersalt Publishing is one of my favorites when it comes unique books and gift ideas!

Newly released in time for July 4th is My U.S.A.

This educational book highlights each state including: population, largest city, when it became a state, state bird/tree/plant, and random facts.

Kids can mark states visited, write in dates and activities, tag where family and friends live.

Order at www.papersalt.com and also visit their Amazon page!