This landmark book used the real experts on bullying as 13,000 students shared what was most helpful for mistreated youth. This offers research-based, practical techniques for reducing harm from bullying, building positive schoolwide norms, and increasing kind behavior among peers. Student views of what doesn’t work directly challenge traditional notions as well as many formal adult-directed “bully prevention” programs which may make things worse. The goal is to create safe, inclusive, environments through what the authors call the Four Rs: Respect, Relationships, Resiliency, and Responsiveness. This unique book stands out from other publications on this topic and is a best-selling publication, accessible to professionals, parents, and youth themselves.
Research Press (2013). 199 pages.
“The Youth Voice Project findings have been an invaluable resource as we strive to debunk the societal myths and misperceptions surrounding bullying prevention and learn what truly helps kids develop prosocial relationships and resilience.”
—Denise Koebcke, School Climate Coordinator
“Clarifies what really works to provide safety and belonging to our marginalized students in school. The data present a treasure trove of fresh ideas on how adults and students can work together to build caring school communities.”
—Chuck Saufler, University of Maine School of Law