Bullying - What Adults Need to Know to Keep Kids Safe

Protect kids from bullying and empower them with skills!

Learn how to use and teach Kidpower self-protection skills and strategies to protect children and teens from bullying at school, home, online social media and gaming, and out in your community.

How do you prevent and stop bullying in schools, sports, playgrounds, and online?

How do you prepare children and teens to take charge and get help when they are confronted?
The skills and lessons in this book address how to use Kidpower practices to create cultures of caring, respect, and safety at school, at home, and in your community. The vivid stories, entertaining examples, and clear step-by-step explanations of what to say and do are relevant for addressing bullying with all young people, from toddlers to teenagers, and are even useful in dealing with adult-to-adult bullying. 

Boundary setting skills are essential for healthy relationships.

Children need a strong
adult attachment.

Everyone has the right
to feel safe.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Bad News and Good News About Bullying
  • Chapter 2: Some Facts About Bullying
  • Chapter 3: What Makes Bullying Hard to Stop?
  • Chapter 4: Managing Emotional Triggers to Prevent Explosions
  • Chapter 5: Target Denial to Avoid Trouble 
  • Chapter 6: Conflict Resolution and Interventions to Solve Problems
  • Chapter 7: Self-Protection Skills to Avoid Being Pushed, Tripped, Bumped, Hit, Kicked, or Shoved
  • Chapter 8: Getting Adults to Get Help
  • Chapter 9: Bully Physical Self-Defense Techniques
  • Chapter 10: Coping With Shunning, Exclusion, and Gossip
  • Chapter 11: Being Brave to Set Boundaries and Advocate
  • Chapter 12: Peer Pressure Tactics
  • Chapter 13: Preventing Sexual Harassment
  • Chapter 14: Other Solutions to Problems With Peer
  • Chapter 15: Stopping Cyber-Bullying
  • Chapter 16: Practice as a Management Tool for Unsafe, Disrespectful Behavior
  • Chapter 17: Common Questions About Bullying
  • Chapter 18: Building Strong "People Safety" Skills
  • Chapter 19: Tools for Creating a United Front Against Bullying

Comments from readers

“WOW!!!! This is a must read for any parent, teacher, school administrator ― any responsible adult who works with children and cares about both their physical AND emotional safety. It is well-organized, describing step by step what to do and say. I absolutely loved it.”
Bullying - What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe is both entertaining while providing information regarding how to deal with bullying in a proactive and sustainable way. The techniques, practices, and methods covered throughout the book can be applied to all walks of life, not just those who are victims of bullying.”
“Assertive empowerment to help break the cycle of bullying. The book includes examples of verbal responses for standing up to all kinds of bullying situations. I appreciate the emphasis on learning a skill, then practicing it to help it become engrained.”

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About the author

Irene van der Zande

Kidpower Founder and Executive Irene van der Zande is a master at teaching safety through stories and practices and at inspiring others to do the same. Her child protection and personal safety expertise has been featured by USA Today, CNN, Today Moms, the LA Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Publications include: cartoon-illustrated Kidpower Safety Comics and Kidpower Teaching Books curriculum; Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe; the Relationship Safety Skills Handbook for Teens and Adults; Earliest Teachable Moment: Personal Safety for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers; The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People, and the Amazon Best Seller Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels.
Patrick Jones - Course author