Saturday, May 29, 2010

Bullying & Cyberbullying Bystanders: Cartoon Network campaign targets middle school “bystanders” to intervene | Cyberbullying News | Research, Reviews, Summaries & Expert Interviews for Educators & Researchers

Bullying & Cyberbullying Bystanders: Cartoon Network campaign targets middle school “bystanders” to intervene | Cyberbullying News | Research, Reviews, Summaries & Expert Interviews for Educators & Researchers

1 comment:

Esther Locascio said...

I've actually included some depictions of bullying in my just-released book about a middle-school kid who moves to a new city and school. One effect the bullying has on him is to make it more difficult to become part of his new community and school. He takes a lot of grief from some bullies about his choice to engage in a community service group. It's inspiration and encouragement from his friends that enables him to press ahead in spite of the bullying. So, it seems like in addition to encouraging bystanders to intervene, it will also help to offer constructive ideas about how kids can work together to do some good in the world. Inspiring kids to start community service groups and initiatives could help by getting kids to take the focus off themselves and to unite in a desire to achieve some common good. (My book actually has a couple of examples. If you'd like to take a look, just google "Ebram's Story" or visit my website.)

My own kids endured some bullying at school and on the bus, too, which is one of the things that led me to write my book.