Books and Research

Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Bullying

Carrie Goldman – HarperOne – 2012
In Bullied, Goldman brings together the expertise of leading authorities with the candid accounts of families dealing firsthand with peer victimization to present proven strategies and concrete tools for teaching children how to speak up and carry themselves with confidence; call each other out on cruelty; resolve conflict; cope with teasing, taunting, physical abuse, and cyberbullying; and be smart consumers of technology and media.
ISBN 9780062105073

Bully: An Action Plan for Teachers and Parents to Combat the Bullying Crisis

Edited by Lee Hirsch, Cynthia Lowen, and Dina Santorelli – Weinstein Books – 2012
A companion book to the acclaimed documentary film Bully, this collection of essays is packed with information and resources for teachers, parents, and anyone who cares about the issue of bullying in North America.
ISBN 9781602861848

Bullying Myths and Facts

This online brochure serves as a useful primer on bullying for parents.

Bullyproof Your Child

Keith Vitali with Jenna Glatzer – Skyhorse Pub. – 2007
Keith Vitali, a Black Belt Hall of Famer, shows parents some very basic self-defense techniques so that they can teach their children to stand up for themselves in everyday situations. The simple instructions come accompanied by lots of black-and-white photographs in easy-to-follow, step-by-step sequences. In addition to explaining these defensive moves, Vitali explains what a bully is and the motivations behind his or her actions. Real-life stories provide additional insight into the emotional harm done to the victim, making this a valuable tool for parents and teachers alike.
ISBN 9781602390768

The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander from Preschool to High School: How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence

Barbara Coloroso – HarperCollins – 2002
In The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander, Barbara Coloroso gives parents, caregivers, educators – and most of all, kids – the tools to break the cycle of violence. Drawing on her decades of work with troubled youth, and her wide experience in the areas of conflict resolution and reconciliatory justice, Coloroso offers a compassionate and practical guide on the subject of bullying.
ISBN 978-0006394204

Bullying Is Not a Game: A Parent's Survival Guide

Laurie Flasko and Julie Christiansen – 2012
Laurie's daughter was bullied through her final year of elementary school and into high school. The bullying was so severe that Amanda became ill, suicidal, and developed post-traumatic stress disorder. This book details the Flasko family's journey as they navigated the school, legal, medical, and mental health systems to secure a safe place for Amanda, and to move along the road to recovery.

Bullying: We Can All Help Stop It

This 8-page resource for parents of elementary and secondary school students was created by the Ontario Ministry of Education in 2006. It helps parents identify the signs of bullying and informs them what they can do and where they can get help.

Coming Around: Parenting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Kids

Anne Dohrenwend – New Horizon Press – 2012
This book is written by a lesbian family psychologist who specializes in helping straight parents and gay children understand one another. She comprehends parents' fears in the face of bigotry and social prejudice and offers suggestions on what to say and more importantly, what not to say, how to deal with homophobia (both their own and others') and how best to communicate the vital message that no matter what, they will never withhold their love, regardless of personal sexual orientation.
ISBN 9780882823935

The Drama Years: Real Girls Talk about Surviving Middle School – Bullies, Brands, Body Image, and More

Haley Kilpatrick with Whitney Joiner – Free Press – 2012
It has never been easy to be a middle school girl. In the few short years between grade school and high school, girls go through an incredible number of physical and mental changes, making this a formative – and precarious – time in their lives. This book provides sound advice that will help parents to support their tween daughters with chapters on issues such as self-esteem, materialism, bullying and body image.
ISBN 9781451627916

The Sex-Wise Parent: The Parent's Guide Protecting your Child, Strengthening your Family, and Talking to Kids about Sex, Abuse, and Bullying

Janet Rosenzweig – Skyhorse Pub. – 2012
Dr. Rosenzweig shows parents how they can help protect their children from sexual abuse, trauma, and bullying. She demonstrates how to improve communication and trust and present age-appropriate information about sexuality for children at all stages of development.
ISBN 9781616085094

Stop Cyber Bullying Before It Starts

National Crime Prevention Council
This document for parents includes an overview and research about cyber bullying, as well as strategies on how to prevent it.

Together We Can Stop Bullying

Parent Health Connection – 2004
This brochure is aimed at a parent audience and reviews all aspects of bullying while offering helpful strategies and approaches.

When Your Child is Being Bullied: Real Solutions for Parents, Educators & Other Professionals

J. E. DiMarco and M. K. Newman – ViviSphere Pub. – 2011
This book is a step-by-step guide written by two parents who have lived through the experience of having their children bullied. The text uses a blend of relevant stories, lessons learned, research, and clearly laid out steps to help identify, understand, solve the problem, and get families back on track.
ISBN 9781587761812

Working Together: A Toolkit for Parents to Address Bullying

Queensland Schools Alliance Against Violence – 2012
This practical guide for parents answers questions about all aspects of bullying including advice for if your child is the bullied, a witness or the one doing the bullying.