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The Power of Bystanders in Bullying Prevention

By Trevor Romain, author of Bullying Is a Pain in the Brain I was doing an assembly at an elementary school recently and asked the kids if they thought it was okay for anyone to kick or hurt a dog … Continue reading

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When Kids Bully for Social Status

By Trevor Romain, author of Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain “My kid is not a bully,” said an irate mother. She was talking with a middle school principal who had called to discuss her daughter’s involvement in a … Continue reading

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That’s So Interesting! Blog Series Kickoff and Book Giveaway

By Erin Frankel and Paula Heaphy This interview was originally published on The Weird Series Blog on May 3, 2015. When Free Spirit author Erin Frankel and illustrator Paula Heaphy decided to write Nobody!, they called on fourth grader Ludwig, … Continue reading

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Get Involved! Bullying Is Everyone’s Business

by Erin Frankel, Free Spirit author of the Weird series I recently overheard a conversation at a local playground. A mother asked another mother how her daughter was doing at school. Apparently, the daughter was being bullied by a group … Continue reading

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Giving Bystanders Permission to Act

When you drop a pebble in the water, ripples spread out around it. They expand to the ends of the pool unless obstacles deflect them—or other ripples intersect with them. Similarly, the effects of bullying ripple through a classroom. Kids … Continue reading

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