Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral Paperback – December 3, 2013
by Justin W. Patchin (Author), Sameer Hinduja (Author)
“This authoritative book has the potential to change behavior and influence social media interaction involving both teens and adults . . . Words Wound belongs in every library and classroom, anywhere that a bullied or bullying teen could find it easily and quickly.”—VOYA (Highlighted Review)
Text. Social media. Email. Today’s teens are more plugged in to the digital world than ever. Digital drama and cyberbullying can lead to humiliation, broken friendships, punishment at school, and even legal prosecution.
In some cases, online harassment has contributed to teen suicide.
Written by two experts in cyberbullying prevention, Words Woundis the go-to teen resource for:
standing up for others—online and off
From simple strategies—like thinking twice before tweeting, texting, or tagging—to ideas that involve teamwork—like organizing a flash mob to spread an anti-bullying message—the book helps students be the primary agents of change.
With dozens of real-life stories from those who have experienced cyberbullying, Words Wound speaks directly to teens who are being cyberbullied, seeing cyberbullying, or who want to do something to build safer, more respectful and more welcoming schools.
This book empowers young people by giving them the tools they need to keep themselves safe online, protect their digital reputations, and make their schools and their communities kinder places.
“This authoritative book has the potential to change behavior and influence social media interaction involving both teens and adults . . . Words Wound belongs in every library and classroom, anywhere that a bullied or bullying teen could find it easily and quickly.”—VOYA(Highlighted Review)
“Words Wound is the first book that has been specifically written for teens to help them confront cyberbullying. Whether they are being targeted, see cyberbullying happening to others, or want to promote kindness within their schools, this book provides practical and proven advice on issues teens face every single day. Parents need to buy this book, read it, and share its wisdom with their children. Working together, parents and teens can be a solution to the problem of cyberbullying, and Words Wound can help guide those conversations.”—Dr. Michele Borba, internationally recognized parenting and bullying expert and author of 22 books including Building Moral Intelligence
“It’s easy to think cyberbullying is out of everyone’s control. This book will show teens how they can use their power and influence to stem the tide of cruelty and replace it with a culture of kindness. These authors know everything there is to know about cyberbullying, and their strategies are realistic and smart. Read this book!”—Rachel Simmons, author of the New York Times best seller Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls
“This powerful resource teaches students effective social networking skills and provides educators with insights to help teens manage their online reputations and lives.”—Patrick Mott, teen social media expert
“Words Wound is written with young adults in mind, but has a tremendous amount of value for anyone who deals with teenagers . . . A great book to go through as a family.”—Volume One
“Words Wound empowers people of all ages to recognize cyberbullying and delete it from social behavior. Words Wound not only addresses the origins of bullying, but also provides effective strategies to combat it, proven through research and personal testimonies from targets of bullying. There couldn’t be a more effective book when it comes to understanding, identifying, and combatting bullying in any form.”—Kevin Curwick, creator of @OsseoNiceThings and founder of the “Nice It Forward” movement
“In today’s society, we need to equip our children with the knowledge and resources they need to combat the underbelly of cyberspace. Not only can this book be considered your teen's handbook to prevent cyber-cruelty, it will empower them to be cyber-mentors. Words Wound is the most important book you can purchase today!”—Sue Scheff, author of Google Bomb and Wit’s End: Advice and Resources for Saving Your Out-of-Control Teen
About the Author
Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D., is a professor of criminal justice in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center. He has presented at the White House and has appeared on CNN and NPR and in The New York Times to discuss issues related to teens' use and misuse of technology. Dr. Patchin is the author (with Dr. Hinduja) of Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard, Cyberbullying Prevention and Response, and School Climate 2.0. Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D., is a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University and co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center. He is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on the subjects of cyberbullying and safe social networking. He works with the U.S. Department of Education and many state departments of education to improve their policies on preventing and responding to teen technology misuse. Dr. Hinduja is the author (with Dr. Patchin) of Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard, Cyberbullying Prevention and Response, and School Climate 2.0.
Lexile Measure : 1060L
Grade Level : 7 - 12
Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
Paperback : 208 pages
Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.5 x 7.5 inches
ISBN-10 : 1575424517
ISBN-13 : 978-1575424514
Publisher : Free (December 3, 2013)