Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy
Being a teenager has never been easy, but in recent years, with the rise of the Internet and social media, it has become exponentially more challenging. Bullying, once thought of as the province of queen bees and goons, has taken on new, complex, and insidious forms, as parents and educators know all too well.
No writer is better poised to explore this te...more
I'm featured in this book. So it's weird reading about myself and my story about bullying. It's weird, but interesting. I also had no idea she'd be interviewing a bully that I had to deal with in middle school, so that was cool and interesting how she showed the two sides to every story.
I remember meeting Emily and her telling me about this dream that she had about writing this book. Picking it up, a couple years later, was funny. Haha.
Now a few problems that I can't ignore:
I should disclose some personal biases here. In late 2008, I bought my first home, a small place in South Hadley, Massachusetts, just a few blocks from the high school...more
There were a few things that I didn't really see eye-to-eye with, but it didn't affect what...more
Bazelon has taken a refreshing, level-headed approach to a subject that in recent years, thanks to the internet and social media in particular, has become sensationalised to the p...more
This is a very complex problem and there are...more
Throughout the three stories Bazelon details, there are patterns: trouble, escalation, and a search for solutions. Consistently, the author seeks to answer the question: How do you address bullying, create an orderly...more
It started with several chapters, each one following the life of a person being bullied - mostly in school. We read a lot about in-person bullying and cyber-bullying. We read a lot about the missteps that administrators, parents, and law enforcement made. The stories were often gut-wrench...more
This book will publish in February 2012
First let me start by saying this book landed on my doorstep a few weeks after a boy at school had been expelled for bullying my son and other students. We'd been through a difficult year and found the entire process unpleasant for all - even the bully. I was convinced there had to be a better way to protect students, for schools to be proactive, and for the bullying child to get the help they need.
Good resources and good discussion, as well as highly readable. But it's not all anecdote,...more
Bullying is changing the way teenagers’ act, especially if they have been bullied. Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy by Emily Bazelon. She not only tells the facts of bullying, but personal stories as well.
Emily takes us through the specific stories of Monique, Jacob, and Flannery, three middle school students. She writes how each was affected by the bullying that was forced upon them, and what they did to stop it. Along th...more
Fortunately, this is an issue that does not affect me directly. My kids survived school without many bullying problems and I am not bullied as an adult. I suspect some of what happened to me in elementary school would get defined as bullying, but no one saw me as suffering from...more
Full disclosure: I was bullied. Severely. Harassed in every way, shape and form, endured threats of rape, threats of death, had my stuff stolen, was physically assaulted many, many times...Why? Cuz I was weird (if only I'd been officially diagnosed as autistic in high school...) were any of my bullies ever punished? Nope. They were wealthy, popular, athletic and had influential parents so the adults looked the other way. I was most definitely cyberbullied, but I d...more
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