'Bullied' author offers tips and hope

4:25 PM, Sep 26, 2013   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Bullying has grown to epidemic levels, and as a result of what happened to her daughter, author Carrie Goldman wrote a book called, "BULLIED: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear.

Goldman joined KARE 11 News at 4 to talk about her experiences and what others can do.

In her book, Goldman examines bullying from every perspective, including  what type of child is a target for bullying and what type of children become bullies. She has interviewed social scientists about the long-term impact of bullying on the victim, especially on brain chemistry, and has talked to experts about solutions to the bullying epidemic.

The result is a comprehensive exploration of every aspect of bullying, including a discussion of cyberbulling, sexting, sexual harassment, and how the sexualization of children and gender marketing contributes to bullying.

She offers concrete, hands-on solutions to the problem including the importance of creating a culture of acceptance, and teaching kids respect and empathy at an early age. She also discusses the importance of empowering children to learn the most effective ways to respond to a bully.

For more information, go to Carrie Goldman's web site.

 

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