"Upstanders" Wanted: Tackling Bullying One Student at a Time

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Longtime teacher, educational administrator Debbie Dunlap prepares students with positive steps in new book.

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Bullying is a serious issue and in the majority of cases, it takes place in front of an audience. As a career educator, I feel that it is important for kids to know that bullying is not the norm. We must teach our kids to be upstanders and not bystanders.

Bullying - it’s a sad but very real problem in America today, and one that affects children across the country in every demographic. In fact, more than 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year, according to DoSomething.org.

Inspired by this growing issue, lifetime teacher and educational administrator Dr. Debbie Dunlap brings young readers a message of hope and empathy in her debut book about school bullying, "What on Earth Can I Do?"

This book provides elementary aged-children and their teachers with a guide of positive, concrete steps to recognize and stand up against the growing problem of school bullies.

With an intimate knowledge of classroom dynamics and the issues of today’s children in regards to bullying, Dunlap infuses this kid-friendly story with an anti-bullying message relevant to all levels of modern society.

"Bullying is a serious issue and in the majority of cases, it takes place in front of an audience," says Dunlap. "As a career educator, I feel that it is important for kids to know that bullying is not the norm. We must teach our kids to be upstanders and not bystanders."

What on Earth Can I Do?
By Debbie Dunlap, Ed.D.
ISBN: 978-1-4772-5505-6
Softcover, retail price: $10.95
E-book price: $3.99

About the author

Debbie Dunlap has spent her entire professional career in education, as a teacher, principal, university professor and founder, owner and director of a teacher certification program. She currently resides outside of Houston, Texas.

Her granddaughter Mackenzie inspired this book.

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