Bully Buster OC Parent Resource Guide
Author: Ryan Foland
Publisher: Smashwords Edition
Release Date: April 28, 2012
An alarming percentage of young people encounter bullying at one time or another during their early school years. There are many research groups that publish the latest statistics, and estimates range from 10 percent who report being victims of severe acts to 75 percent who have reported at least one incident of bullying during the past year. The fact that bullying is so common does not change the fact that it can and does cause serious harm both physically and mentally to children across the nation. Media attention on bully related topics during the past decade, such as school shootings, youth violence, bullycides, and other acts of extreme violence by individuals who endured years of bullying, have highlighted the fact that bullying is NOT a harmless "rite of passage" that is part of growing up.
The tolls that bullying takes on our Nation's youth starts with loss of self-esteem and self-confidence, and can lead to low grades, depression, and withdrawal from social situations. The National Education Association estimates that 160,000 students are absent from school every day simply to avoid being bullied. The facts of the matter are that children are being victimized, and as a Nation, we need to aggressively look to educate ourselves on the matter, working together towards solutions.
This Bully Buster OC Parent Resource Guide is designed to provide straight forward advice for parents and children on how to handle various bullying situations. Information is the start of education, and through education and practice we can learn to stand up to and stop bullying. This Resource Guide is complete with a section just for kids, and a detailed breakdown of my Bully Buster form that I have developed and teach to thousands of kids through my Bully Buster Workshops!