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Erase the Problem of Bullying Paperback – August 24, 2015
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About the Author
Jill Ammon Vanderwood, mother and grandmother, experienced bullying firsthand when she was in the fifth grade. One boy even brought a gas mask to school for his friend who sat next to her in class! Jill is the published author of six other books, including the Mom’s Choice Award winning book, Drugs Make You Un-Smarter, coauthored by her teenage granddaughter, Savanna Peterson and What’s It Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids, by the Way They Live. Jill is an experienced speaker and is available to speak at your conference, school, youth group, or camp. You can find Jill on the Web at www.jillvanderwood.com
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I am a survivor of mass bullying myself, alongside my brothers due a lot of different reasons--our race, our creed and how we wish to dress in our daily life.
I can honestly say that this book is quite a powerful read.
A compulsive collection of various different journal entries and interviews but all sharing one similarity--Bullying!
It touches on ALL levels of bullying--in all different sorts of situations and occasions.
There was stories about people who had bullying affect their lives to others who changed for the better.
Some were about race, religion, sexual orientations--pretty much every single way of showing a bully inside a single book.
I really and firmly believe this book needs to surface inside schools and have children read it alongside their curriculum.
It has opened my mind to certain things and in other incidents, it has refreshed a painful memory.
Whatever the case, it has really moved something in me that I thought was buried after grade school.
I love how the book shows different examples on bullying, not just from a victim's standpoint--but even from the bully's standpoint.
They also talk about how to resolve and handle a situation in a productive and non-destructive manner.
A lot more people need to understand the effects bullying can do to someone.
A joke can only go so far until it hurts them and in turn, transforms them or...in most cases, ends their life.
This book is a handy tool not just for reading entertainment but it can make someone who is going through something similar feel like they aren't alone. That was one hardship for me growing up without internet and the likes, I didn't have much connection with anyone but luckily my parents stepped in and so did my brother. But sometimes, some people aren't so lucky. So, I can see this being a great tool to help them cope, if anything at all, with what they are going through.
This book has some resources where people can get help with bullying. Sadly, there isn't a lot of them but any little help is greatly appreciated.
As I said, this book need to be in the hands of the school district and giving out as part of their daily agenda.
Regardless of someone's opinion on the matter, even if a child isn't being bullying--it's still good to have them know the signs and maybe, just maybe, they can be their to support or even help a situation.
Even as adults, this needs to be taken into consideration because 9 times out of 10, I see more adults doing the signs of bullying.
If not intentionally than because they feel a right to due to age.
I live next to a neighbor who acts like a teenager but is really going on 50 years of age.
So, bullies and their victims can be adults just as well--so, this is a must read for ALL ages!
All in all, I loved this book. It touched on many subjects and even lingered on some painful memories myself.
I am glad and forever thankful to have this in my possession.
I will be giving this book as a present to my younger brother who is just starting High School.
So, he can be prepared and know what to do if he ever encounters or (in a sad case) becomes a bully!
Many of the short stories are based on an interview basis, but the questions asked are direct and address the issues many will deal with while being bullied. I loved that all of stories ended on a high note while going through the low points in that particular persons journey through over coming and taking the higher road. But in the beggining of the book it states the fine line between playful teasing a bullying
I like how the book gives the different examples on the bullying, and then will talk about scenarios on how to handle the issues in a productive and non destructive manner. People don't understand that when you bully a person, the person becomes changed and scared for life. Some people don't ever overcome it, and some even end up committing suicide because they are not able to get enough help for them.
Some people think that they are not bullying, and that what they are doing is harmless, when they are really tormenting and individual and destroying their life.
I like that this book has some resources where people can get help with bullying. The sad part is there are not enough resources out there. But this book is something that is needed. As a parent with 4 kids ranging from 18 years old to 7 months old I know all too well about bullying.
This book needs to be in every school, elementary, middle, and high school. It should also be required reading in my mind. Not everybody is a victim of bullying, but from many people think their behavior is acceptable. Even if you look at popular culture, you will see how the popular kids all pick on those that are in the same social circle as them. And often times the administration does nothing. Some kids think that what they see on TV is reality, and want to live that life.
If you want to stop out instances like Columbine from happening again, then every child, needs to read this book. And some adults too, because there are plenty of adults that never grew out of their bullying "phase."
This product was acquired at a discount for reviewing to give my honest and unbiased opinion.