In today’s world, most kids run into situations involving bullying at school. Sometimes the victim, sometimes the bystander, this list of resources has options for all ages to learn what to do and how to handle these occasions when they happen. From very young children to high school age, you will find helpful strategies here.
“The No More Bullying Book for Kids” is the resource your young child needs. Full of practical information to help them identify bullying behavior and seek help, this is a tool they can use if they, or someone they know, is being picked on. It is full of practical advice and strategies they can really use.
This story – The Energy Bus for Kids – presents five rules for living your best life. Show your kids how to overcome negativity, bullies, and everyday challenges to succeed. They will learn to find their inner motivation and pass on that positivity to others. This powerful, uplifting book is a great gift for kids.
This nearly 30-year-old perennial best-seller has been newly revised and updated to be the ultimate resource for any kid who has ever been picked on at school or bossed around on the bus. This book will help your child build assertiveness skills and self-esteem with practical, realistic advice and strategies.
This fictional story is one of a trio of books, told from the perspective of third-graders, and shares different aspects of bullying. This one is told through the eyes of one who initiates the bullying. Let your child know they are not alone by sharing this story with them.
“I am Enough” is a picture book for children with lovely, lyrical prose that firmly tells them that they are valuable just as they are. Respect others, be kind, love yourself – this is the book you want to share with your children in their early years so that they will know these great lessons well.
The title says it all – Little Girls Can Be Mean. This book, written by developmental psychology experts, is the guide every young girl needs. In today’s world, it is likely that your daughter will be faced with intimidation and friendship issues. This book will help you effectively navigate those situations.
This is the book every middle school girl needs – The Drama Years. From bullies, brands, body image, and more, this book tackles all of those sensitive issues with solid advice and effective strategies for dealing with them. These legendary years can be tough – give your child this tool to make it a bit easier.
Thomas feels like no matter what he does, he can’t escape Kyle’s persistent tormenting. This is the story of a boy and his bully. Share it with your child so that they don’t feel so alone. The book includes activity pages for kids, as well as information for parents and other adults.
Luisa is repeatedly teased and called weird by her classmate, Sam, but Luisa is simply being herself. Share this story with your child as Luisa learns to stand up to her tormentor and reclaim her colorful personality. Kids need to experience stories like theirs in order to have the confidence to share their own.
“The Survival Guide to Bullying” is a unique book in that it is written by an actual teenager. Dealing with everything from cyber bullying to how to overcome fear, this book will light the way to a better future for your child. It includes inspiring poetry, survival tips, personal stories, and more.
This book from American Girl is all about drama, and how to avoid it! Offering insights into trouble-traps like jealousy and gossip, your child can learn how to defuse, avoid, and cool down from these situations. Filled with quotes and advice from real girls, this book is a great resource.
Teaching empathy is an important social skill that sets our children up for healthy and meaningful relationships with other people throughout their lives. This charming story follows Quinn as he learns to show understanding, kindness, and compassion towards others. Filled with charming verse and beautiful illustrations, your child will love this book.
This educator-endorsed book for very young children – Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Bullies – is a great way to start a discussion about bullying and what to do when it happens. It comes with a song, poster, and online resources. This is the third book in the award-winning series.
This book is all about empowering kids to stand up for others. It’s hard when you are a kid to see intimidation in action and intervene to stop it, but while reading the story of Pete the Bully kids can learn that standing up for each other is the right thing to do.
One way to stop persecution is to stand up to it. In this story, Jayla feels threatened by Sam who is also intimidating her friend. With the help of adults, Jayla learns to stand up for both of them. This book is part of a book series telling the same story from three different perspectives.
In the beloved Berenstain Bears series, you will find this clever story of Too-Tall Grizzly and his gang. Even bullies get bullied in this story and all learn a valuable lesson. In this young children’s book, all problems are solved at the end and celebrated with a big piece of apple pie.
Lucy is one-of-a-kind, and Ralph picks on her. When Ralph is in trouble, Lucy has to dig deep and realize who she is – the kind of person who helps others. This charming story empowers kids to have the courage to be themselves and make choices they can be proud of.
“What Should Danny Do?” This clever book is 9 stories in 1! Throughout this innovative, interactive book, your young reader will make choices for Danny. And with each decision, the storyline changes. In turn, your child will learn how the choices they make for themselves shape their future.
When you send your pet dragon off to school and he gets bullied by a big dinosaur, what can you do? Teach him how to deal with his tormentor! This fun and engaging read for young children is a must-have book for learning social skills needed to navigate challenges with kids who aren’t so nice.
In order to tame the scary “Tease Monster”, all you need to do is decide whether you are laughing “at” someone or “with” someone. Teasing can be fun as long as it doesn’t cross the line into being mean. With this book, your little one will learn how to spot the difference.
This book is a fun story that teaches people of all ages how to be proactive when it comes to dealing with a bully. Sometimes, the innocent bystander wants to help, but doesn’t know how. Your child will discover how to stand up for others in this book by best-selling author, Julia Cook.
“On your mark, get set, go!” And they are off at the annual frogs and toads sailboat race! Children of all ages will enjoy cheering on the heroes and booing the bullies in this clever tale. The beautiful illustrations add to the fun of this action-packed adventure.
With a name like “Big Butt Dinkleface” and a serious case of uncontrollable flatulence, you know you are going to have trouble with bullies at school. Young readers will laugh out loud at this silly rhyming tale of bullies, bravery, and boys who fart. A lot.
“The Monster at Recess” is the fanciful tale of a young girl who is bullied at school and how she makes her first new friend. It seems her playground is shared by students from the “Monster School.” Sophie ignores her bullies and steps outside her comfort zone to make friends with a strange creature.
Being a teenager is tough. Help your teen survive the high school years with this “Bullying Workbook for Teens.” Throughout the text, your child will learn how to deal with anxiety, fear, stress, and other emotions associated with being bullied. It includes 42 self-help strategies for coping with these challenges.
This best-selling, award-winning picture book is a funny and honest school story about teasing, self-esteem, and acceptance. Chrysanthemum loves her name – until she is teased about it at school. What will it take to help her overcome the bullies and feel good about herself again?
“My Mouth is a Volcano” is an interesting way to describe someone who doesn’t know when to stop talking. Read your motor-mouth this fun book that teaches them when to grab their thoughts and wait their turn to speak. This is a valuable life lesson that will serve them well.
This classic has been in print since 1945. The story of a young Polish girl in a Connecticut school who wears the same dress every day, because it is the only one she has, though she claims to have a hundred identical ones. This powerful, timeless story is still valuable for today’s children.
“Real Friends” is about something many girls face – when is a best friend not a friend forever? Changing social groups and cliques are very real challenges that girls face, and this fresh, and sometimes funny, book is about what happens when friendship is tested and popularity is the elusive goal.
This book contains 126 ready-to-use, hands-on activities to help kids in grades 3-6 prevent bullying and how to cope with the effects when it occurs. The activities take 20 minutes or less and include games, role-plays, group discussions, art projects, language arts exercises and more.
3 Diy Activities to Help Your Child with Being Bullied
Check out this blog for free, printable coloring sheets declaring your space a “bully-free zone.” This is a great activity for a classroom to use as a springboard for a discussion, then mount the artwork on the walls to demonstrate the commitment to a kind, safe space.
Use these worksheets to help kids learn to express their feelings. Sometimes children just don’t have the right words or language skills for a discussion, but this simple, child-friendly exercise will help them open up and express themselves. This is a great way for a parent to “check-in” with how their little one feels.
This “Buddy or Bully” worksheet will help kids learn how to treat each other. What behaviors are friendly? What choices aren’t very nice? This is a great tool to start a discussion about kindness, empathy, and how to treat your friends. Great for one-on-one or with a whole class.
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