Carrie Goldman became an unexpected voice for the antibullying movement after her blog post about her daughter Katie's bullying experience went viral and an online community of support generated international attention. In Bullied, Goldman brings together the expertise of leading authorities with the candid accounts of families dealing firsthand with peer victimization to present proven strategies and concrete tools for teaching children how to speak up and carry themselves with confidence; call each other out on cruelty; resolve conflict; cope with teasing, taunting, physical abuse, and cyberbullying; and be smart consumers of technology and media. As a mother, she calls on us allfamilies, schools, communities, retailers, celebrities, and mediato fiercely examine our own stereotypes and embrace our joint responsibility for creating a culture of acceptance and respect.
For parents, educators, and anyone still wrestling with past experiences of victimization and fear, Bullied is an eye-opening, prescriptive, and ultimately uplifting guide to raising diverse, empathetic, tolerant kids in a caring and safe world.
At least 25 percent of kids have been bullied online. One in five teens has been bullied at school. More than half of bullying behaviors will stop in less than ten seconds when another student intervenes.
About the Author
Carrie Goldman is the author of Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear (Harper Collins, August 2012). She writes the award-winning blog "Portrait of an Adoption" for ChicagoNow, the online community owned by the Chicago Tribune, where she tackles issues related to parenting, contemporary culture, and bullying.
Carrie also blogs regularly for Psychology Today and the Huffington Post, and her work on bullying prevention and general parenting expertise has been featured on NPR, MSNBC, CNN Headline News, cnn.com, HLN, WGNTV and radio, HuffPost Live, Daytime TV, Mondays with Marlo, babble.com, alternet.org, and many other media outlets.
“This is an important book on an important subject. We are glad to see such a broad and considered approach taken on the complex subject of bullying.”
-Ben Cohen, MBE, Chairman, Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation
“Bullied is an excellent how-to guide for addressing bullying and creating a culture of acceptance and respect. I can’t recommend this book enough to parents and educators.”
-Trudy Ludwig, Children's Advocate & Best-selling Author of Confessions of a Former Bully
“Bullied is a captivating blend of stories, research and guidance. Goldman’s odyssey as a blogger mom at the epicenter makes her a powerful voice for positive change. Her insights make this a comprehensive and indispensable bullying prevention resource.”
-Judy S. Freedman, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., author of Easing the Teasing-Helping Your Child Cope with Name-Calling, Ridicule, and Verbal Bullying
“A well-researched guide to combating bullying…This book is a must-read for parents with children of any gender. Valuable support, resources and concrete actions for safely navigating the social wilderness of adolescence.”
“Carrie Goldman has written a compelling, well-organized book providing a depth of knowledge about a national crisis and deftly showing how people working together in schools and communities can eradicate bullying.”
-New York Journal of Books