Bullying: Not Just on the Playground Anymore

Last week, a video went viral, showing a newscaster from La Crosse making an example out of a personal attack she received about her appearance to raise awareness about bullying. While some debate the merit of the “bullying”, it nonetheless brings to light the fact that it’s National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is a problem, not only from a young age in our schools, but also as an adult in the workplace.

The Library has a number of resources on this topic. If you’re looking for books, you can find quite a few in our catalog with the basic search of bully? OR bullies [include the question mark to find bully and bullying]. Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear and Dealing with Difficult People are just two of the items that you’ll see.

For the education majors out there, there are a number of novels that depict bullying as part of their stories. Using the search above, you can then limit to the Curriculum Collection to find those titles. You can also use Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database to locate additional materials that could be potentially be found in our library or requested from another UW school through Universal Borrowing.

If articles are more your idea of fun, then using Academic Search Complete would be a great place to begin that search, while the education databases like ERIC or Education Research Complete or business databases like ABI/Inform Complete or Business Source Premier can help you uncover more targeted articles in those areas.

These are just some of the highlights. If you’d like assistance with finding additional materials, please make sure to ask a librarian.

About kyle

I'm the library guy. No, seriously, I'm the only male reference & instruction librarian. I also have the pleasure of serving several campus committees, the Academic Staff Assembly and the Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT Issues, among others.
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