Bystander Power Now with Anti-bullying Action by Phyllis Kaufman Goodstein, Elizabeth Verdick


Bystander Power Now with Anti-bullying Action by Phyllis Kaufman Goodstein, Elizabeth Verdick

It deals with empowering every kid to stand up against bullying. Who has the most power to stop and prevent bullying? Teachers? Parents? The Principal of the Universe? No, no, and no way! When it comes to changing bullying behaviour, nobody has more power than bystanders - all the people who see bullying or know about it...but do nothing. How strong are bystanders? It is stronger than a snarling seventh grader. It is more powerful than a petty put-down. Able to delete Internet rumours with a single click. When BY standers choose to act as UP standers, they are real superheroes! With full-colour cartoons and humorous, kid-friendly text, Bystander Power teaches kids how to safely stand up against bullying, support kids who are targeted, and spread the word that bullying is not cool - it's cruel. The power to end bullying starts with one person: you.


Bystander Power . . . [is] grounded in research, and influenced by an important study recently completed of nearly 7,000 children in 77 schools . . . There is a lot to talk about . . . in the sections on 'How to Be an Upstander,

'Why You Need to Unite, '

. --Maurice Elias, Edutopia blogger, and director of the Rutgers Social-Emotional Learning Lab at Rutgers University

About the Author

Phyllis Kaufman Goodstein, LMSW, is an anti-bullying advocate, social worker, writer, and magician. She lives on Long Island, New York, with her husband Arnie, sons Eric and Steven, and dogs Bandit and Chewy. Phyllis is the author of 200+ Ready-to-Use Reproducible Activity Sheets That Help Educators Take a Bite Out of Bullying. Elizabeth Verdick is a children's book writer and editor. She has authored and coauthored many books in the Laugh & Learn series (including Dude, That's Rude!; See You Later, Procrastinator!; and How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger ). She is also author of Words Are Not for Hurting, Germs Are Not for Sharing, and other books in the popular Best Behavior(TM) series, and Bye-Bye Time, Manners Time, and other titles in the acclaimed Toddler Tools(TM) board book series. Elizabeth lives near St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and their two children.

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128 pages
Interest Age: 8 - 13


Phyllis Kaufman Goodstein, Elizabeth Verdick
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Publication date

27th December 2012



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