Whereas years ago, kids would write their anonymous gossip on bathroom walls, now they’ve found a way to send their nastiness to a much wider audience.
The newest and potentially most dangerous form of bulling, “cyberbullying,” is growing so fast, it is proving difficult for researchers and therapists to keep up.
A new study just reported that cyberbullying among teens and preteens has increased by 50% in the last 5 years.
–Dr. Joel Haber, “The Bully Coach” on Cyber Bullies
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DBKP Talks to Dr. Joel Haber about how to protect your kids from Bullies, Cyber Bullies and His New Book, “BullyProof Your Child For Life”.
|The DBKP Interview Room
Today we talk to nationally-known “Bully Coach”, Dr. Joel Haber, about his new book, “Bullyproof Your Child for Life”. Our guests today include TherapyDoc from “Everyone Needs Therapy” and Fighter from “Cyberpaths“, along with Little Baby Ginn and Mondoreb from Death by 1000 Papercuts.
A child who can laugh it off, walk away, and feel good about him- or herself anyway is not likely to become a long-term target.
On the other hand, the likelihood of further attacks increases the more emotional the child becomes in reaction to the bullying.
1-Remind kids that the Internet is not face to face, and you never know who you are speaking to, so watch what you say (once you press the send key, you can’t take it back).
See if you can get others to join you- when you’re with others who support you, there is less likelihood to be bullied and it helps you keep perspective even if the bullying gets emotional.
Or, the kids get scared off from the bullying and they side with the losing parent: creating kids who are afraid of conflict and become targets. So- a sociopathic parent can create a bullying kid, but the power imbalance at home creates the problems for kids either as bullies or victims.
Thanks Dr. Haber.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
“Dr. Joel Haber, Ph.D is a clinical psychologist who has devoted more than twenty years to preventing abusive behaviors in children and adults, as well as consulting across the country to schools, camps and sports teams, teaching children how to handle being bullied and adults how to prevent it.”
“He is known as “The Bully Coach” and is the official Bullying Consultant to the American Camp Association. In this book, he offer parents his practical and proven technique for stamping out bullying once and for all.”
“He wrote this book to help you and your kids deal with these issues!”
“Bully Proof” presents a three-step program to address bullying everywhere it happens, and also breaks new ground in the latest alternative environments where the problem is on the rise (school, sports, camp, online).
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