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Be Bully Free: A Hands-On Guide to How You Can Take Control

by Michael Panckridge and Catherine Thornton Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Pbk 160 pages
AU$29.99 NZ$30.43
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With bullying affecting approximately one in five children, and an increase in bullying on social media, it remains a frighteningly common issue for children growing up today. Written in a young adult fiction style, Be Bully Free gives the recipient of bullying direct and practical advice to help empower them and take back control of their situation.


The advice is grounded in real world, everyday bullying scenarios and additional information is provided to help children in a range of well-being areas such as nutrition, exercise, sleep, anxiety and more, making the book a highly valuable resource for any child 11+ who is experiencing or has experienced bullying. Sections for families and schools are also included.



1. Introduction.

2. What is Bullying?

3. The Effects of Bullying.

4. The Scenarios and Strategies.

5. Sleeping.

6. Anxiety.

7. Nutrition.

8. Exercise.

9. Assertiveness.

10. Meditation and Relaxation.

11. Self-Talk.

12. So You Think You're a Bully.

13. Bullying in Schools.

14. A Note for Parents.

15. Moving On.

16. Further Information.

'This is a fantastic resource that clearly and calmly helps people to think about ways to handle bullying. Highly recommended.'

- Andrew Fuller, Internationally renowned clinical psychologist and member of the National Coalition Against Bullying
Catherine Thornton is a school psychologist at Geelong College, Australia and Clinical Director of Educated Choice and runs a private practice working with families and young children.


Michael Panckridge is Deputy Head of Middle School at The Geelong College. Michael has been teaching since 1983 working with primary/middle school students and has authored over 40 children's books.