Bully-Proof Your Ministry

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A staggering 160,000 children
miss school each day because they’re afraid of attack,
intimidation, or bullying.

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Source: National Education Association

33% of special-needs kids have been targets of
bullying.

Source: www.aboutourkids.org

43% of kids say they don’t feel safe using school
restrooms.

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Source: American Psychological Association

A schoolwide commitment to ending bullying can
reduce instances of bullying by as much as 50%.

Source: National Youth Violence Prevention Resource
Center

Get Resourceful

Check out these valuable tools to combat
bullying.

Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain by Trevor
Romain. This book is designed for kids who’ve experienced bullying
firsthand. $9.95; Free Spirit Publishing; 800-735-7323;
www.freespirit.com.

The Bully Free Classroom by Allan Beane. More
than 100 tips and strategies for teachers to put a halt to
bullying. $24.95; Free Spirit Publishing; 800-735-7323;
www.freespirit.com.

The Hurt That They Feel by Mister Rogers, Hedda
Sharapan, Grace Ketterman, and Sue Bredekamp. This book addresses a
variety of tough issues preschoolers deal with, including violence,
fear, and anger. $12.99; New Hope Publishers; 800-251-3225;
www.newhopepublishers.com.

If Only I Had a Green Nose by Max Lucado. Help
preschoolers learn about self-acceptance and diversity. $6.99;
Tommy Nelson; 800-933-9673; www.tommynelson.com.

The Kids’ Guide to Working Out Conflicts by
Naomi Drew. A complete guide for kids to navigate through conflict
while keeping their self-esteem intact. $13.95; Free Spirit
Publishing; 800-735-7323; www.freespirit.com.

Stick Up For Yourself! by Gershen Kaufman, Lev
Raphael, and Pamela Espeland. A child’s guide to personal power and
positive self-esteem. $11.95; Free Spirit Publishing;
800-735-7323; www.freespirit.com.

We Can Get Along by Lauren Murphy Payne. A
child’s guide to making good choices. $9.95 (leaders guide
available for $14.95); Free Spirit Publishing; 800-735-7323;
www.freespirit.com.

Words Are Not for Hurting by Elizabeth Verdick.
Kids learn how to use their words in a positive way. $11.95;
Free Spirit Publishing; 800-735-7323; www.freespirit.com.

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