A comprehensive, skill-building bullying prevention activity book for school-aged readers
The 8 Keys to End Bullying Activity Book for Kids & Tweens is designed to be both useful and fun. There are quizzes, experiments, questions, and answers mixed in with games, puzzles, journaling challenges, and real-life stories that teach kids how to:
Tell the difference between rudeness, mean behavior, and bullying
Respond well when someone is bullying them
Stand up for someone else before, during, and after bullying
Have fun online and while texting without hurting others or putting themselves at risk
Keep a cool head and make good choices, even when they are upset
Pick fun, kind, trustworthy friends
Connect with helpful adults when necessary
Reach out to kids who bully, knowing that everyone has a story
Create awareness about the problem of bullying
Every part of this book is designed to teach kids what to do to bring an end to bullying, and to choose kindness whenever possible.
Organized around the groundbreaking principles of 8 Keys to End Bullying, 8 Keys to End Bullying Activity Program for Kids & Tweens builds key social-emotional skills in readers ages 8-12, empowering them to cope with conflict and end bullying in their communities and schools. Younger kids can complete the activities with a parent or teacher's guidance, while older kids can complete the activities independently. These simple activities cultivate (1) assertiveness, emotion management, and friendship skills in kids vulnerable to bullying, (2) problem-solving skills for kids who witness bullying, and (3) empathy and kindness skills in kids who are likely to bully their peers. The book is available individually or as a set with The 8 Keys to End Bullying Activity Book Companion Guide for Parents & Educators
About the Author
Signe Whitson, a licensed social worker, school counselor, and author, is COO of the Life Space Crisis Intervention Institute and presents workshops nationwide for parents and professionals on bullying prevention and helping kids manage anger. She lives in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania.
The activities are fun to do and I couldn't wait to see what was coming next. After I completed the 8 Keys I really wanted to get rid of bullying at my school. I learned what bullying is and things I can do to stop it. — Ashlyn, age 11
Well-organized and easily relatable, this workbook and companion guide will help kids understand categories of aggressive behaviors—such as how rude, mean, and bullying behaviors differ—and teach them to treat others with respect and kindness. Bravo for a fun, accessible anti-bullying activity program! — Carrie Goldman, award-winning author of Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear
Signe Whitson continues to provide value that very few do: a detailed approach that offers tools and skill-building for young people in an action-based training format. This is the only way to impact one of our toughest issues that all people face: bullying. An amazing resource for educators and parents, with proven strategies to fight bullying situations. — Jason Spector, Veteran Physical Educator and Coach, Co-Founder of Sweethearts and Heroes Anti-Bullying Program, father of two
Signe Whitson continues to be one of the most dynamic leaders in bullying education and crisis intervention among youth. These interactive guides for students, parents, and educators provide the hands-on tools to help kids and tweens cope wisely with real-life situations, both offline and online. These workbooks are full of engaging and collaborative games, worksheets, and thought-provoking activities that will stay with your child longer than simply reading a book. Whitson's activity program allows you to get involved with your child on both an emotional level and an educational one—these are definitely two books you must reach out and buy. — Sue Scheff, Parent Advocate, Internet Safety Expert and author of Shame Nation
The 8 Keys to End Bullying activity book and companion guide offer much needed clarity on challenges related to bullying. This program equips caring adults and children with practical skills that work. The guides are full of true-to-life scenarios and creative, engaging activities. Adults and children who dive into the activities will be prepared with new ways of thinking about and responding to bullying to create positive change.
— James Freeman, MA, CYC-P, Training Director, Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families
My 9-year-old daughter has had the unique opportunity of Signe Whitson being her school's guidance counselor the past few years. With Signe, she learned how to work through her feelings in a constructive and safe way after feeling bullied by a classmate. The 8 Keys to End Bullying Activity Book reinforces the invaluable skills and strategies Signe has imparted to my daughter at school. Other children and parents who want help coping with and understanding bullying behaviors will benefit greatly from this book.
— Tara Schwartz, mother of a 9-year-old, Pennsylvania