Bullying is a tough issue in today’s world. There are a variety of resources available through the Poughkeepsie Public Library District to help kids and teens better understand and handle bullying situations.
Print Resources: These print resources can be found using the online catalog at the Library. You can check them out, or request the title from another library if the book is not on the shelf.
A Girl’s Guide to Conflict by Dorothy Kavenaugh (J 303.6 Gal)
A Guy’s Guide to Conflict by Jim Gallagher (J 303.6 Gal)
A Smart Kid’s Guide to Online Bullying by David J. Jakubiak (J 302.3 Jak)
Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain by Trevor Romain (J 303.2 Rom)
Bullying by Elizabeth Raum (J 302.3 Rau)
Bullying and Me: Schoolyard Stories by Ouisie Shapiro (J 371.5 Sha)
Middle School: How to Deal by Sara Borden (J 373.263 Bor)
We Want You to Know: Kids Talk about Bullying by Deborah Ellis (J 302.3 Ell)
Why Are You Picking on Me?: Dealing with Bullies by John Burstein (J 302.3 Bur)
Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying by Sameer Hinduja (TEEN 371.5 Hin)
Cliques, Phonies & Other Baloney by Trevor Romain (YA 158.25 Rom)
Frequently Asked Questions about Cyberbullying by Teri Breguet (YA 302.3 Bre)
Girls Against Girls: Why We Are Mean to Each Other and How We Can Change by Bonnie Burton (TEEN 305.235 Bur)
High School’s Not Forever by Jane Bluestein (TEEN 373.18 Blu)
It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living edited by Dan Savage (NEW 306.776 It)
Real Friends vs. the Other Kind by Annie Fox (YA 177.62 Fox)
Stick Up For Yourself!: Every Kid’s Guide to Personal Power and Positive Self Esteem by Gershen Kaufman (YA 158.083 Kau)
Teen Cyberbullying Investigated: Where Do Your Rights End and Consequences Begin? by Tom Jacobs (TEEN 345.73 Jac)
Bullyproof Your Child for Life: Protect Your Child from Teasing, Taunting, and Bullying for Good by Joel Haber (649.6 Hab)
The Everything Parent’s Guide to Dealing with Bullies: From Playground Teasing to Cyber Bullying, All You Need to Ensure Your Child’s Safety and Happiness by Deborah Carpenter (JPC 302.3 Mcm)
Mom, They’re Teasing Me: Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems by Michael Thompson (302.3 Tho)
Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates me: The Top 25 Friendship Problems and How to Solve Them by Michele Borba (JPC 155.418 Bor)
Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons (302.54 Sim)
Your Child, Bully or Victim? : Understanding and Ending Schoolyard Tyranny by Peter Sheras (371.782 She)
Recommended Fiction: As a sensitive issue, it may be easier for some children to understand bullying through stories. These are a few fictional accounts of bullying available at the Library.
Beware! by Diana G. Gallagher (J Gal)
Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully by Audrey Penn (J Pen)
Henry and the Bully by Nancy Carlson (E Car)
How the Moon Regained Her Shape by Janet Ruth Heller (J 398.2 Hel)
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes (J Est)
Nobody Knew What To Do: A Story About Bullying by Becky Ray McCain (E McC)
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell (E Lov)
DVDs: In addition to print resources, there are also DVDs about bullying available to check out at the library.
Web Sites: There is a wealth of information available online, but it can be difficult to find the best sites. Here are several websites from reliable sources that deal with the issue of bullying.
Stomp Out Bullying: Notice of Harassment Kit: The Notice of Harassment Kit is available as a free resource to aid the parents of children being bullied. The kit contains a log to document discussions about the harassment. If the bully’s parent or the child’s school knowingly allow harassment to continue, the kit also contains step by step instructions on how to create a Notice of Harassment form that can be sent to parents of the bully, teachers, and the school. Finally, there are suggestions on how to proceed with handling severe harassment situations should the bullying continue.
Search the Catalog: Searching the catalog using subject headings like those below is a great way to find other relevant materials. You can search “All Libraries” within the Mid-Hudson Library System or narrow the search to your local library.
Browse the Collection: To browse the shelves for material about bullying, look for the following Dewey Call Numbers: