NEW, updated edition! Written by a teenager who was bullied throughout middle school and high school, this kid-friendly book offers a fresh and relatable perspective on bullying. Along the way, the author offers guidance as well as different strategies that helped her get through even the toughest of days.The Survival Guide to Bullying covers everything from cyber bullying to how to deal with fear and how to create the life you dream of having. From inspiring "roems" (rap poems), survival tips, personal stories, and quick quizzes, this book will light the way to a brighter future. This updated edition also features new, never-before-seen content including a chapter about how to talk to parents, an epilogue, and an exclusive Q&A with the author.
About the Author
Aija Mayrock is nineteen years old and in her freshman year of college in New York City. She began writing The Survival Guide to Bullying at age sixteen after dealing with bullying in her own life for many years. She promised herself that she would publish it as her gift to the next generation of kids who are bullied.
Table of Contents
My Gift 1
Chapter 1 Because You're a Normal Kid 20
Chapter 2 The Old You: Stuck in an Act 29
Chapter 3 The Real You: Out with the Old, In with the New 40
Chapter 4 Getting Help: Becoming Your Own Superhero 56
Chapter 5 The Dark Tunnel 72
Chapter 6 Battlefield Scenarios: Surviving in the Trenches 84
Chapter 7 #Cyberbullying: Pressing Delete 101
Chapter 8 Being Happy Again 120
Chapter 9 Benefits of Being Bullied: Finding the Light at the End of the Tunnel 130
Q&A with Aija 141
About the Author 153
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
MUST read for all parents and their children on how to deal with bullying from a kids perspective. Well written and inspirational. Nothing else out there that speaks directly to the kids in a way they can understand it.
From my Monday Mentions feature on www.reviewscomingatya.com. Written by a Teen: Who doesn’t want to read something that’s genuine by someone who’s been there? Colorful and Bold: Aija’s most important pieces of advice are bolded in blue, with larger, various fonts that are kid friendly and eye catching. Roems: Rap poems to open each chapter and discuss Aija’s struggles with being a victim of bullying. Doodles: I am 31, and I still doodle. Sometimes you just need to free your mind for a moment! From tears, to positive and negative words, Aija’s thoughts spill out onto the page. Research: Credibly cited information and hotline access in an easy to understand format. Lists: Important information is bulleted and listed for quick reference. Quizzes: Brief quizzes to keep you focused and get help/advice. Positivity: Showing kids and teens that there’s nothing wrong with them and learning to build confidence.