Directors of PREVnet Publish New Book Dedicated to Bullying Education and Prevention

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The comprehensive new book “Bullying Prevention: What Parents Need to Know” takes an authoritative research-based look at bullying and tells parents what they can do to prevent bullying at all age and school levels.

“a gift for anyone wanting an authoritative, comprehensive and easily accessible guide to dealing with bullying”

Three top experts in the study of bullying and bullying prevention have just published a new book for parents who are concerned about this society-wide problem affecting children of all ages.

“Bullying Prevention: What Parents Need to Know“ explores key myths such as the idea that children grow out of bullying, that only a small number of children have problems with bullying, and that reporting bullying will only make the problem worse.

The authors, Dr. Wendy Craig, Dr. Debra Pepler and Dr. Joanne Cummings are directors of PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network), a foundation that is devoted to the study and elimination of bullying. PREVNet is based at Queens University and York University in Ontario, Canada and works internationally as well as in the U.S. and Canada with researchers such as Dr. Donald Meichenbaum of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention, in Miami, FL, who says, “The suggested interventions will make schools and homes safer and improve relationship skills…KUDOS.”

The book provides age-specific advice on what to do when bullying occurs in pre-school, elementary school, high school or in the form of cyber-bullying. Dr. Susan Swearer, co-director of the Bullying Research Network at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, calls this book “a gift for anyone wanting an authoritative, comprehensive and easily accessible guide to dealing with bullying,” as well as “informative and practical” and “a must read for educators and parents.”

Dr. Wendy Craig, a professor at Queens University and scientific co-director of PREVNet, works with the WHO (World Health Organization), has published over 80 scientific articles and regularly speaks on healthy relationships to parents, educators and professionals working with young people.

Dr. Debra Pepler is a scientific co-director of PREVNet and a Senior Adjunct Scientist at Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. She is a consultant for the SNAP program for aggressive girls and their parents and has worked with groups focusing on parenting and safe schools policies.

Dr. Joanne Cummings, who has has been involved in studying and implementing bullying prevention since 1995, is a popular public speaker and works with children and parents in her clinical practice as well as being the Director of Knowledge Mobilization at PREVNet.

This informative and authoritative book is available as an ebook and as a paper book from Drs. Wendy Craig, Debra Pepler and Joanne Cummings can be reached through

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