Item description for Please Stop Laughing at Us . . .: One Survivor's Extraordinary Quest to Prevent School Bullying by Jodee Blanco...
A sequel to The New York Times bestselling memoir, Please Stop Laughing at Me¸ this groundbreaking investigation walks down the hallways of today's schools to find realistic solutions to the serious problem of bullying. Trusted advice on how educators, parents, and caregivers can prevent school bullying is weaved throughout the author's own survival story as well as narratives from other victims of intimidation. Exposing weaknesses and vulnerabilities in the American educational system, this vital social critique shows how to help both bullies and victims change for the better, why traditional punishment is counter-productive, how to inspire compassion in the classroom, and how to discipline a child in ways that benefit self-esteem.
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Studio: Benbella Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.95" Weight: 1.23 lbs.
Release Date Feb 9, 2008
Publisher Benbella Books
ISBN 1933771291 ISBN13 9781933771298
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More About Jodee Blanco
Survivor turned activist Jodee Blanco is the author of four books on bullying, including the seminal New York Times bestseller Please Stop Laughing At Me..., currently required reading in middle and high schools across the country. She travels to schools, sharing her story to save lives, and has spoken to over a half-million people worldwide. CBS Evening News and USA Today have featured her story, and she has bylined for CNN.com and The Huffington Post.
Reviews - What do customers think about Please Stop Laughing at Us . . .: One Survivor's Extraordinary Quest to Prevent School Bullying?
A Good Understanding from the Perspective of the Victim Aug 31, 2008
I think that these kind of stories need to be told and I'm glad that this is out there.People need to realize the pain that a bully's victim suffers so that more of us step forward to say NO to bullying everywhere. But I don't think that this author's approach to bullying is comprehensive enough. I agree with other reviewers that some of the responsibility belongs at time to the victims... this book seems to place more responsibility on teachers and administrators. I read Bully-Proofing Children: A Practical, Hands-On Guide to Stop Bullying...which not only focuses on the bully and what schools and teachers can do but also looks at victims and the need for them to evaluate themselves- there are kids that they call 'provocative victims' that almost ask for it. This is the best book I've read on the topic because it focuses on proactive strategies, intervention, things parents, teachers and students can do- this is everyone's responsibility according to Bully-Proofing Children. As a parent or educator it is a must-read.
This is her second book dealing with how she recovered from all the bullying and went to talk at schools around the country to help other kids who were being bullied and help the bullies to stop. Also addressed parents and teachers. Her advice includes telling the bullied kids to stand up for themselves in a nonviolent way, find friends outside of school even if it means going outside of their school district. Parents should not just send kid for counseling but go with them. Parents need to support their kids and let the kids talk about their problems. Try to come up with an action together that will help the situation. This book has a great message and offers practical help to both the bullied kids and their parents and teachers. It tells how the kids who used to pick on her in school are now her friends and she even married the most popular guy in school that all the girls liked which gives much hope to those going through the same thing. Great book!
I recommend this book for all teachers and anyone who is being bullied relentlessly to see there is hope.
Way Over The Top Jul 11, 2008
I am an experienced educator who had to read this book for a Graduate course about Bully Prevention. It was an interesting read, but this woman blames teachers, administrators, parents, classmates--everyone but the victim for every unfortunate incident that happened, is happening, and/or will happen.
While I don't condone bullying of any kind, some victims tend to provoke the bullies. The author is adamant with her message to victims to "Never change a thing." Is that realistic?
There are some positive interventions listed in the back of the book for dealing with bullies, but this woman is what is wrong with what I'm seeing too much of lately in society--a complainer who is never wrong, and will find somebody or something to blame for anything and everything. Yes, sometimes the victims ARE at least partly at fault....
A Remarkable Woman Jul 3, 2008
I hated to see this book end. It was like talking to my new best friend. Finally, somebody got it right telling the story of being bullied. I admire Jodee. The work she is doing is so important! I just LOVED this book and hope you write another.
Be sure to read the emails and letters at the end of this book. They are sad, but good to know people now have someone to turn to--Jodee!
We Need To Hear More Stories Like This Jun 13, 2008
I'm so glad that stories like this are being written ...we need to hear the victim's story so that that we (all adults)finally all rise up and say NO to bullying behavior! Bully-Proofing Children: A Practical, Hands-On Guide to Stop Bullyingis also a must-read for all parents and educators to put an end to this phenomenon. So comprehensive- it has all the solutions for schools and homes to prevent the continuance of bullies and victims.Read them both.