Extreme bullying can have devastating effects: it can leave a childseverely traumatized, their self-esteem destroyed, and in deep despair.Many children who have been severely bullied are unable to attendschool, and are deeply scarred by what has happened.
This book reveals these shattering effects by telling the stories ofeight children who have experienced extreme bullying and then foundtheir way to recovery at a Red Balloon Learner Centre – a placewhere children can go to continue their education and recover theirself-esteem, confidence and feelings of self-worth. Their stories alsoact to highlight common issues which often lie behind bullyingbehaviour such as weight, sexuality, race and religion. Guidance isgiven on what teachers and parents can do to help a child who is beingbullied or a child who uses bullying behaviour, and what the bulliedchildren themselves can do. Also included is a section on understandingbullying behaviour – how to read the signs, why some children maybe targeted, what forms it can take, and why children often remainsilent.
This moving moving and insightful book is essential reading for allthose who have encountered bullying: for parents and teachers, thosewho have been or are being bullied, and for those who do the bullyingand their families.
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