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Foreword Bullying is not a recent phenomenon; it has been always been with us. The negative effects of childhood bullying can remain with both the bully and his or her targets into adulthood. Everyone, child or adult, should be free to live without the fear of emotional abuse which bullying engenders. Bullying in a cyber world (Ages 6–8) aims to help young children grow into socially-competent, empathic adults who can cope with bullying and avoid becoming bullies themselves. Aspects covered in the book include providing positive environments, building self-esteem and a sense of own worth, building children’s self-resilience, developing a sense of empathy towards others, developing tolerance and an appreciation and acceptance of similarities and differences in others. The book gives an insight into many facets of bullying, providing material to help students understand why bullying is wrong and that collectively, they have the power to eliminate it. Bullying in a cyber world is a complementary resource to the previously-released R.I.C. Publishing series, Bullying: Identify, Cope, Prevent.

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Titles in this series are: Bullying in a cyber world (Early learning) Bullying in a cyber world (Ages 6–8) Bullying in a cyber world (Ages 9–10) Bullying in a cyber world (Ages 11–13)

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Teachers notes.................................................................. iv–xiii Bullying reports.................................................................xiv–xv Class anti-bullying pledge.....................................................xvi Student/Family anti-bullying pledge...................................xvii Merit certificates/Bookmark..............................................xviii Student internet safety checklist/Parent cyber safety checklist.......................................................................xix Resources..........................................................................xx–xxi

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What is bullying? ...................................2–11 Not again!...............................................................................2–3 Maddie’s problem..................................................................4–7 Is this bullying?....................................................................8–11

Forms of bullying . ............................... 12–19 Gemma’s nightmare..........................................................12–13 Ouch! That hurt!................................................................14–15 Billy meets his match........................................................16–17 Sticks and stones..............................................................18–19

Who bullies and why? ........................ 46–57 What do bullies look and act like?..................................46–47 Bystander bullies...............................................................48–49 Sad Sam..............................................................................50–53 Some bullies are jealous..................................................54–57

Cyberbullying ..................................... 20–31 Cyberbullying stories........................................................20–23 Stop it before it starts.......................................................24–27 What will I do?...................................................................28–29 Trouble for everyone.........................................................30–31

Targets of bullying ............................. 32–39 Grace’s story.......................................................................32–33 Picking the team................................................................34–37 Camisha’s poem.................................................................38–39

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Effects of bullying ............................. 40–45 ‘What’s wrong?’.................................................................40–43 More than bad memories . ..............................................44–45

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Dealing with bullying . ........................ 58–69 Reporting bullying..............................................................58–61 Being confident..................................................................62–65 Things I can do...................................................................66–69 Preventing bullying.............................. 70–81 The game............................................................................70–73 The new girl........................................................................74–77 Being friendly.....................................................................78–79 Angry feelings....................................................................80–81 Glossary............................................ 82–84

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Bullying in a Cyber World: Ages 6-8  
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The blackline masters cover the following: What is bullying?, Forms of bullying, Cyberbullying, Targets of bullying, Effects of bullying, Wh...