5 Stars Out Of 5
Say No to Bullies
June 18, 2014
June Hunt gives some great ideas to the parents and teachers of the bullied. She describes the bully, the bullied and the bystander. Never have I realized the power of the "bystander." As an elementary school teacher I was always the champion of the unlovely students. My heart broke as I read Hunt's first 46 pages. I literally had to stop reading until the next day. She uses many resources to support her information. One that influenced me when I was teaching in the public school was the non-fiction book by Frank Peretti. Most of the bullied students referred to in the first half of the booklet were teenagers. What a difficult time adolescence can be, especially if you are different from the status quo. Remembering when "High School Musical" came out they highlighted that it was alright for a basketball player to sing and a smart girl to hip hop. Teachers have the perfect position to make a difference in the life of a bullied student. But peer pressure can change the whole school. Parents should use teachable moments to educate their children to be sensitive to students that are different.
This pamphlet was given to me by Rose Publishing for review.