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BOOKS, VIDEOS & DVDS IN ACTIV LIBRARY - A SELECTION


Abuse is bad -- Rotherham: Speakup Self Advocacy, 2004. 1 DVD (26 min.)

This film shows you abuse can mean, where it might happen and how it might be stopped. Different types of abuse are shown and discussed including verbal, physical, psychological, sexual and financial abuse, neglect, and discrimination. The film shows "bad" scenes where someone is being abused and "good" scenes where someone is being respected. Advice about how to deal with abuse is given.

CC 345.01 ABU [P12010]








The 'are' word : helping individuals with intellectual disabilities to deal with bullying and teasing / Hingsburger, Dave. -- Angus, Ontario: Diverse City Press Inc, 2006. 36p. ; 22cm

This book provides ways to help people with intellectual disabilities understand teasing and bullying, and provides strategies for dealing with mean people. It also aims to help parents and school staff better support and individual with a disability who is being teased.

CC 305.2318 HIN [P15297]








Asperger syndrome and bullying : strategies and solutions / Dubin, Nick. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2007. 173 p. ; 23 cm.

Bullying can be a serious problem for people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) both in school and in the workplace. Writing from personal and professional experience, the author describes the bullying he and other individuals have encountered, and the negative effect this has had on their lives. He outlines the reasons and the danger of persistent recurrence if it remains unchecked. The book presents a range of effective strategies that can be used by parents, professionals, schools, and the victims themselves, which include peer intervention, empathetic teachers, and verbal self-defence.

SC/ASP DUB [P14493]








Being bullied : strategies and solutions for people with Asperger's syndrome / Dubin, Nick. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2006. 1 DVD (30 min.)

Describes the different types of bullying that occur in schools and the damaging effects on the victims. Narrated by Nick Dubin, a former victim of bullying who has Asperger syndrome, he offers practical suggestions to help parents, professionals, schools and individuals on how to prevent bullying.

SC/V ASP DUB [P11623]










Bobby and Mandee's too smart for bullies / Kahn, Robert; Chandler, Sharon. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2001. 24 p.

Written as a story for children, this book provides useful tips for dealing with bullies. Mandee is bullied on the way home from swimming, she tells her brother Bobby who helps her resolve the situation. There is a safety test at the end of the book which gives parents the opportunity to discuss with their child the issue of bullying and what to do about it.

CC 305.2318 KAH [P10894]










Bully blocking : six secrets to help children deal with teasing and bullying / Field, Evelyn M. -- Sydney: Finch, 2007. viii, 248 p. ;

This book provides practical advice to help children (aged 4-16) deal with bullies who tease, exclude, intimidate or harass. The author provides parents and teachers with understandings and tested approaches to assist a child who is a target or a bully. It shows how the attitudes of both bullies and their targets can be transformed to ensure that their self-destructive behaviour does not carry on into the future. It shows children how to understand their feelings, realise why they are being bullied or teased (or why they bully others), build their self-esteem, become confident communicators, create a power pack of helpful skills, and develop a support network.

CC 305.2318 FIE [P14968]








Bully free TV : Tony Johnston presents / Johnston, Tony; Cross, Donna; Fuller, Andrew; Burton, Bruce. -- [Australia]: 2009. 1 DVD (2.5 hrs)

This has been designed to empower families to help diminish bullying. The program features over 2.5 hours of invaluable insights, tips, guidance, advise and anti-bullying strategies. It is suitable for viewing by the whole family and features three of Australia's leading experts on bullying. Segments include - what bullying is?; why it happens?; age groups most at risk; different types of bullying; latest global and Australian research; what to do if my child is being bullied?; powerful anti-bullying strategies for children; cyber and covert bullying; what if my child is a bully?; sibling bullying at home and what you can do about it; the importance of the bystander; successful evidence-based school programs; how your child can expand their friendship groups; and an anti-bullying relaxation segment.

CC 305.2318 JOH [P14965]










Bully off! -- Rotherham: Speakup Self Advocacy, 2000. 1 DVD (15 min.)

This video looks at situations where people are being bullied and demonstrates how each situation can be dealt with to prevent further bullying. It is designed for people with an intellectual disability.

HS 305.2318 BUL [P12114 ]










Bullybusting : how to help children deal with teasing and bullying / Field, Evelyn. -- Sydney: Finch, 1999. viii, 263 p. : ill.

'Bullybusting' is designed to help vulnerable children deal with bullies by teaching them empowering skills that will enable them to protect themselves in an assertive manner. It provides parents with an understanding of bullying and gives them a six step model to use with children of primary and secondary school age.

CC 305.2318 FIE [P10783 ]








Bullying and autism spectrum disorders : a guide for school staff / Stobart, Alice. -- London: National Autistic Society, 2009. 32 p. ; 30 cm.

This booklet helps school staff understand why students with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are at a particular risk of being bullied. It provides strategies and ideas for promoting an understanding of ASDs among staff and students, tackling and reducing bullying incidents and supporting students with an ASD who have been bullied. [Jacket]

SC/AUT STO [P15094]








Bullying in schools: and what to do about it / Rigby, Ken. -- Camberwell, Vic.: ACER, 1996. 299p

This book looks at what is happening in Australian schools as regards bullying. It first attempts to provide an understanding of what is going on by looking at issues such as - Why does it happen? What are the effects on the children's physical and psychological health? How important is the parent's role in all of this? It then goes on to look at what can be done about is from the point of view of the school and the parents and families of the children involved.

CC 305.2318 RIG [P05999]








Buster and the amazing daisy / Ogaz, Nancy. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2002. 123p

An engaging story about Daisy who has autism and her experiences at school as she joins a mainstream class. With the aid of the school rabbit Buster and some new friends Daisy copes with bullying and new challenges.

SC/ASP OGA [P10290]










Cool comics : bullying : creative ways to promote cognitive thinking / Carter, Margaret; Santomauro, Josie. -- [Brisbane]: 2008. 1.v. (unpaged) ; 21 cm.

The 'Cool Comics' books are a fun method to teach children constructive ways of responding to/in social situations. The main character in the comic scenes experiences all sorts of challenges in the social world. The comics illustrate how to respond to these challenges using positive self-talk. Students are introduced to resolving social conflicts in a positive manner. This booklet looks at various situations and various types of bullying.

CC 305.2313 CAR [P12948]










Emma and Laura / Howarth, Joyce. / SEN Press. -- Winsford, Cheshire: SEN Press, 2012. 16 p. ; 21 cm.

Emma is worried about her friend Laura who doesn't look after herself and others tease and bully her. How can Emma help Laura? Key themes in this book are personal hygiene, self confidence, self esteem, teasing and bullying, and taking advice. These are easy-to-read, age-appropriate titles for 14-19 year olds. These titles are endorsed by ASDAN and have special relevance to their 'Transition Challenge' and 'Towards Independence' programmes.

CC 367.7 HOW [P15240]








Everyday learning about bullying / Dolby, Robyn. -- Deakin, ACT: Early Childhood Australia, 2010. 28 p. ; 18 cm.

This book is for parents and educators who work with young children, and shows how they can work together for the well being of children who are involved in bullying. Chapters cover all aspects of bullying including; at what age does bullying begin?; what you can do if your child is being bullied?; if your child is a bully; how educators and parents can handle the situation; bullying prevention; and support for all parties involved.

CC 305.2318 DOL [P14615]








Getting started!!! Using visual systems to promote an understanding of cyber bullying / Bhargava, Dolly. -- Perth: Western Australia. Department of Education, 2011. 69 p. ; 30 cm.

This manual aims to develop the students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities and other developmental disorders an understanding of: : cyber bullying; implications of being cyber bullied; ways to use technology safely to prevent cyber bullying; dealing with cyber bullying. Also available at Also available at http://carsonst.wa.edu.au/parent-info/getting-started-books/. .

CC 305.2318 BHA [P14200]








Gray's guide to bullying : the original series of articles parts I-III / Gray, Carol. -- Michigan: Jenison Public Schools, 2004. 60 p.

A special edition issue devoted to understanding and developing skills to counteract bullying of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Part one provides a general overview of bullying, describing current bullying myths and its impact on children with ASD. Part two looks at the "real world" using anecdotes of personal childhood experiences and looking at possible solutions. Part three is a workbook on how to respond to bullying, describing what to say, think and do if someone is bullying you.

SC/AUT GRA [P11634]








How to handle bullies, teasers and other meanies : a book that takes the nuisance out of name calling and other nonsense / Cohen-Posey, Kate. -- Highland City, Fl: Rainbow Books, 1995. 91 p. ; 22 cm.

This book provides information on what makes bullies and teasers tick, how to handle bullies, how to deal with prejudice, and how to defend oneself when being teased or insulted. It also gives parents, teachers and counselors a method to help young people help themselves.

CC 305.2318 COH [P12985]








How to stop bullying : positive steps to protect children in your care / Csoti, Marianna. -- London: Right Way, 2008. 127 p.

This book begins by describing bullying, what it involves, why children do it, and how to recognise the signs of a child being bulllied. It discusses the positive steps schools, teachers and parents can do to stop bullying and includes chapters on children with special educational needs, raising self esteem, increasing empathy, anger management and teaching assertiveness skills. .

CC 305.2318 CSO [P12433]








Let's fight it together : what we can all do to prevent cyberbullying -- United Kingdom: Department of Children, Schools and Families (UK);Childnet International, 2007. 1 DVD (19 min.) + 1 Booklet (39 p.)

This film provides teachers with practical advice to use in the classroom to address the issues of cyberbullying. The resource highlights how technology can be misused leading to cyberbullying. It prompts students to think about what cyberbullying is, how it differs from other forms of bullying, its effect on victims and strategies to respond to and combat this behaviour. It is a teaching resource that packages together a video, supporting teaching materials and links to online activities. It has some Australian content.

CC 305.2318 LET [P15019]










Let's stop bullying / Linke, Pam. -- Watson, ACT: Australian Early Childhood Association, 2000. 76 p.

Provides strategies for teaching young children the skills to interact with and respect others. Discusses the effects of bullying and offers tips on how to help children who bully and supporting children who are being bullied. The book also examines the importance of dealing with the bullying issue in an early childhood setting to have the best chance of changing attitudes for long term benefits to the community.

CC 305.2318 LIN [P10869]








Perfect targets : Asperger syndrome and bullying : practical solutions for surviving the social world / Heinrichs, Rebekah. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2003. iii, 189 p. ; 23cm

The first section of this book includes a general discussion on bullying, what it is, children who bully, and typical children targeted for bullying, such as those with Asperger Syndrome. The second section looks at ways to combat bullying, including increasing awareness and understanding, bullying prevention at the school and class level, and individualizing bullying prevention with special considerations for children with Asperger syndrome.

SC/ASP HEI [P13911]








Practical approaches to bullying / Smith, Peter K., Ed.; Thompson, David, Ed. -- Lond.: David Fulton Publishers, 1991. 154p.

CC 305.2318 PRA [P04318]








Scared of bullies / Graves, Sue. / SEN Press. -- Rochdale, Lancashire: SEN Press, 2007. 16 p. ; 23 cm.

Sally was bullied at her last school. Now she is settled at a new school and she tells a friend what happened. Key themes in the book are different forms of bullying; enduring bullying without help; the effects of bullying; when to involve parents and teachers; and telling on others. These are easy to read, age-appropriate titles for the 14-19 age group and have direct relevance to ASDAN Transition Challenge and Towards Independence and other Life Skills courses.

CC 305.2318 GRA [P15253]








Strategies for developing empathy in children / Acaster, Desa. -- Blackburn, Vic.: Empathy Play, 2000. 23 p.

A guide for teachers and parents on enhancing positive behaviour and reducing negative behaviours. The strategies suggested include expressing feelings, recognising the feelings of others, empathic communication and perspective taking (the ability to recognise another person's feelings and behaviours). A set of empathy play cards, which may be photocopied, are included at the back of the book to encourage children to talk about their feelings and to encourage empathy with others.

CC 305.2314 ACA [P10653]








Tagged / Australian Communications and Media Authority. -- Australia: Commonwealth of Australia, 2011. 1 DVD (14 min.)

When a group of high-school friends post a rumour about a rival it sparks a chain reaction that leave no-one untouched. Cyberbullying, sextings, filmed fights and police action ensue - will these friends avoid being 'Tagged' forever? Developed by the ACMA's Cybersmart program, this is recommended for use with students aged 14 and over. It comes with lesson plans and compelling character reflection interviews.

CC 305.2318 TAG [P15018]










Words will really hurt me. How to protect your child from bullying: a guide for parents and carers / Ives, Martine. / NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY. -- London: National Autistic Society, 1999. 12p

Written as a guide for parents and carers the booklet looks at ways of preventing the bullying of children with autism or Asperger syndrome.

CC 305.2318 IVE [P08816;P13298]