|About the Book|
We hear so much about the tragic consequences of bullying on television, in the newspapers, in magazines and on the radio. The lives of uncountable young people have been taken due to the primitive and vicious hands of bullies. We have also heardMoreWe hear so much about the tragic consequences of bullying on television, in the newspapers, in magazines and on the radio. The lives of uncountable young people have been taken due to the primitive and vicious hands of bullies. We have also heard about the emotional scars and the psychological torture that bullying leaves in the lives of its victims. Long before “bullying” became part of the world’s conversation, there were people like Rosemary, Delia, Lisa and others whom we met earlier in part 1, (book 2 of this series) who were faced with a gantlet of assaults, teasing, taunting, humiliations and sexual harassment. They were denied meaningful parts of their lives including education and social privileges either because they were born with or developed a disability or were susceptible to being bullied. People treated them as if they were from another planet. And the children who were causing others pain were doing so openly. No one saw any problem with their appalling behavior. The adults didn’t care then just as it is nowadays. They couldn’t be bothered. They did not notice or actively try to protect those being bullied. They could stand right by someone being bullied but would not say a word nor take any action, even though at times, this would cause someone’s death.In part 1, (book 2 of this series), we had the opportunity of looking into the lives of thirteen different people who faced the consequences of bullying in one way or another. We also met people who carried the effects of bullying into their adulthood. This volume is a wonderful resource for developing empathetic critical thinking skills that will fortify a new youth culture of kindness and compassion. It’s also an engaging book of short stories that will empower parents and teachers to help kids deal with challenges like peer pressure and bullying. It provides a wonderful opportunity for generating ethical and moral discussions with teens that are faced with so many negative influences of peer pressure, bullying and the media. It also contains very excellent and practical ways on how to build a healthy self esteem and how to use one’s talents and gifts to be better citizens of the world.