An administrator contacted me recently requesting help with resources on cyberbullying. Jackie and I put together this list and thought it might be helpful to others:
What cyberbullying is how it works, and how to understand and deal with cyberbullies.
Stop Cyberbullying: Because we all need to do what we can.
A social network to discuss cyberbullying, identifying resources and solutions to address this epidemic of online cruelty.
The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School – How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence by Barbara Coloroso.
Breaking the Culture of Bullying and Disrespect, Grades k-8: Best Practices and Successful Strategies by Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin and Maureen E. Taylor.
Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age by Robin M. Kowalski
Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons --- This one is very good. I heard about it on 20/20 a few years ago; then a colleague read it and shared it with me. There’s also a second book by the same author called Odd Girl Speaks Out: Girls Write About Bullies, Cliques, Popularity and Jealousy. The greatest point I learned from this author is that in the adult world, when someone bothers us, we can ignore them and walk on by. We did our kids a huge disservice to tell them, “just ignore it and it will go away.” It doesn’t in their world; it just gets worse.
§ ASCD Smart Brief Dec. 5, 2007
§ Australian "bully buttons" aim to create safer school environmentHigh-tech "bully buttons" are being installed in some Australian schools so students can alert educators and trigger video cameras to record such incidents. "If students are confronted with footage then there can be very little denial, but it also gives us a clearer perspective of what happened because kids often remember their part but don't have an overall perspective," said Thomas Carr College deputy principal Vera Treloar. The Age (Melbourne, Australia) (12/5)