My school bully liked to make fun of me every chance he got.
Salisbury, MD (PRWEB) April 30, 2012
In the wake of shocking stories from the “Bully” documentary and teenage student victims like cyber-bullied “Sarah,” learning the right way to stop today’s school aggressors has never been more important. In the new book due out this August, Amazing Grades: 101 Best Ways To Improve Your Grades Faster (HowToLearn.com, 2012), co-author and youth violence expert Dr. Kathy Seifert offers advice on “How to Stop Bullies in their Tracks” which will give high school students the tools to take back control from their cruel tormentors.
A psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience in youth violence and family trauma, Dr. Seifert understands that bullying cannot be ignored. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2009 more than one out of every four students, age 12-18, reported being bullied during the school year. Cyber-bullying is on the rise too. Just a month ago, a student named Sarah posted on a social media website, “The cyber bullying has gotten to the point where the school will not take action unless I kill myself.”
In writing her chapter of the book titled “How to Stop Bullies in their Tracks,” Dr. Seifert offers her top eleven school violence prevention tips that she has learned through her extensive career experience. Additionally, she provides suggestions and website links to bullying programs that have been proven effective.
"I can certainly relate to any kids who have been bullied before. When I was a young teenager, I wasn't really good at sports," says Dr Seifert. "That was okay for me, and my parents too, but my school bully liked to make fun of me every chance he got. My feet turned inward when I ran. I was so embarrassed and he made fun of me all the time."
"What I didn't realize until I was adult is that bullying is not normal. If it's happening to you, some people will tell you to ignore it or to 'suck it up.’ That is completely wrong! You need to tell adults about it, whether that's your parents, teachers, or principal. If none of them listen, go to the newspapers with your story! Don't stop until someone helps you stop the bullying."
Dr. Seifert is co-author of Amazing Grades: 101 Best Ways To Improve Your Grades Faster, which features contributions by Ph.D’s, college professors, teachers, M.D’s and experts. After release in August 2012, corporate sponsorships are planned to give the book away to schools and libraries throughout the world to prevent bullying and help students learn.
To receive updates on when Amazing Grades is available, please visit http://www.DrKathySeifert.com and sign up for her Stop The Cycle newsletter.
About Dr. Kathy Seifert
Dr. Seifert has over 30 years experience in mental health, addictions, and criminal justice work. In addition to creating the Juvenile CARE-2 (Child and Adolescent Risk Evaluation) Assessment, Dr. Seifert is a writer for the popular Psychology Today website, has been an interview guest on Anderson Cooper 360 and other major TV media, and has lectured nationally and internationally on dealing with stress, violence, anger, and trauma. She founded Eastern Shore Psychological Services, a multidisciplinary private practice that specializes in working with high-risk youth and their families.
To learn more or to book Kathy to speak at your next event, please visit http://www.DrKathySeifert.com.