It's a deadly triad: bullies who terrorize, bullied kids who are afraid to tell, bystanders who watch, participate, or look away, and adults who dismiss the incidents as a normal part of childhood. Drawing on her decades of work with youth, this practical book by bestselling parenting educator Barbara Coloroso explains:
A very useful book for anyone who wonders about bullying among children, as a parent or an educator.
This is informed, level-headed writing, which tells you more than the usual clichés by helping readers understand how the bullies may have become what they are, and how the bystanders just watch-- it's not just due to fear of retaliation from the bullies.
The writer passionately believes that all three types are not cast in those roles forever.
She is very positive (as educators usually are), and it's not her fault if I still have many doubts about adults' ability to change things after reading her book.
At least understanding things better is a first step.