8 Keys to End Bullying

Strategies for Parents & Schools

8 Keys to Mental Health


Signe Whitson (Author)

With a Foreword by Babette Rothschild


Tackling an all-too-prevalent problem among kids with 8 smart, practical strategies.

Groundbreaking books have peered into the psychology of bullying and the cultural climate that—seemingly now more than ever—gives rise to such cruelty and aggression. But few have been able to synthesize what we know into 8 simple, targeted “keys” that equip educators, professionals, and parents with practical strategies to tackle the issue head-on. This book answers that call.

Social media bullying—and the recent tragedies stemming from it—has given the widespread problem a new dimension. While no magic cure-all exists, adults can learn and implement all sorts of quick and easy techniques that can make a huge difference in the lives of kids. In 8 core strategies, this book lays them out, from establishing meaningful connections with kids to creating a positive school climate, addressing cyberbullying, building social emotional competence, reaching out to bullies, empowering bystanders, and much more.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • May 2014
  • ISBN 978-0-393-70928-5
  • 6.2 × 9.3 in / 240 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“In his detailed, fast-paced account....Englund deftly intertwines the Russian story with the American one....a remarkable portrait.” — Publishers Weekly

“A detailed account of one month that shaped history.” — Library Journal

“Fast-paced history....full of haunting, unforgettable wartime images.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Energetic, intensely readable....the careful history in March 1917 also doubles as a warning.” — PsychCentral

“Offers fascinating details about nations on the brink of war.” — Barclay & Associates, PC, Newsletter

“One of the most delightful [books] I have ever read on the subject. Mr. Englund is a very talented writer of vast experience.” — Rosalind Wiseman, internationally recognized parenting & bullying expert; author of Queen Bees and Wannabes

“Englund is an accomplished storyteller, and he captures well the spirit of the time.” — Trudy Ludwig, children's advocate and bestselling author of Confessions of a Former Bully and The Invisible Boy

“Whitson breaks down the massive topic of bullying prevention by organizing it into eight comprehensive keys, each filled with teaching points, engaging stories, and actionable advice. Her book is both enjoyable to read and highly useful as a guide for educators and parents who want to make a difference.” — Carrie Goldman, award-winning author of Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear

“Signe Whitson combines current research and best practices in 8 Keys to End Bullying to not only open the door to comprehensive bullying prevention, but also to help plug the holes in policies so that no child falls through the cracks.” — Heather Thomas, MA, LLPC, School Counselor and Child Therapist; www.thehelpfulcounselor.com

Also by Signe Whitson All

  1. Book CoverThe 8 Keys to End Bullying Activity Book Companion Guide for Parents & Educators


  2. Book CoverThe 8 Keys to End Bullying Activity Book for Kids & Tweens: Worksheets, Quizzes, Games, & Skills for Putting the Keys Into Action


  3. Book CoverThe 8 Keys to End Bullying Activity Program for Kids & Tweens: Putting the Keys Into Action at Home & School


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