Not only is this the season for giving, but it’s a time where you can educate your teens about a way where they can be part of the solution to a big problem.
Bullying and cyberbullying are hot issues. And it’s our children who have been creating this problem. Now we can give them a clear solution on how to stop it.
As the founder and CEO of STOMP Out Bullying™ , the leading national anti-bullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S., we do not endorse books about bullying or cyberbullying, as just about everyone under the sun has written one and think they have the answer. However this is one time when we say “YES” …give this book to your teens!
Drs. Sameer Hinduja and Justin Patchin founders of The Cyberbullying Research Center have written the book Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral, directly written for teens to help empower them to understand and protect them against cyberbullying.
According to recent studies, 95% of teens have access to the Internet meaning that, many of them are at high-risk of experiencing bullying in some form. Being digitally safe and digitally smart can help your child, if or when, a difficult situation arises.
We see digital drama every day. It’s not just on the Web, it’s on our teens’ smart phones and i-Pads. It’s everywhere. Our children even get Internet numbers that can’t be traced and use sites such as Snapchat where sexting photos can be deleted without a trace. Yet what they don’t realize is that Snapchat does track certain user information. If a teen is going to digitally harass another they know the social media sites where they can do this. It’s wrong, it’s cruel and at times often illegal.
So many have been targets of this digital cruelty and some have even taken their lives. We cannot allow this to happen.
Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral gives teens a chance to take action, to end the digital drama, stop standing on the sidelines and do something about it.
The book includes a myriad of stories from teens who have experienced cyberbullying or who have worked to end the drama and hurt in meaningful ways.
Hinduja and Patchin’s book encourages and empowers teens to kill cruelty with kindness, to stand up to peer pressure and to stand up for others.
This book is a must give holiday gift for your kids and teens.
Order this book on Amazon today!
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