Hey, Back Off!
Tips for Stopping Teen Harassment
by Jennie Withers with
Phyllis Hendrickson, M. Ed.
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Bullying among teens is epidemic. Many teens are harassed on a daily basis by mean text messages(cyber-bullying), sexual harassment, verbal teasing, hitting or punching. Some are guilty of harassment without knowing they are perpetrators of illegal acts. Through this book, teens will understand that bullying can have serious long-term consequences on self-esteem and become the root of antisocial behavior, dropping out of school, health problems and even suicide.
The statistics are startling:
- One-third of teens are harassed at least once a month.
- Forty-four percent of middle schoolers reported bullying problems.
- Six out of ten teens witness bullying every day.
Hey, Back Off! is the first comprehensive guide to harassment prevention for teens. Utilizing real-life narratives to which teens can relate, it incorporates strategies and coping tips not only for teens but also for parents and educators to help stem this growing problem.
"The authors...provid[e] lists of what to say and do when provoked. It is this
tactic—providing the vocabulary for assertive communication—that makes
Hey, Back Off! a standout in the field."
— NY Journal of Books
"This title needs to be wherever teens and their families are serviced. It is an
essential purchase for public and school libraries alike."
— Robbie Flowers, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) Magazine
Jennie Withers (www.jenniewithers.com) is a graduate of Boise State University, Boise, Idaho and currently teaches Technical Reading and Writing and Creative Writing at the high school level. She has published articles in TWIST Magazine, Boy's Life Magazine and contributed to Treasure Valley Teen Magazine and Family Circle. She lives in Meridian, Idaho with her husband and two daughters.
Phyllis Hendrickson, M. Ed., received her B.A. degree in English/Education from Idaho State University and her M.Ed in School Counseling from College of Idaho. She has over fourteen years experience as a high school counselor and more than twenty years as a teacher. She lives in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Nonfiction, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 224 pages
Family & Relationships/Peer Pressure
LC #2011923244, world rights
ISBN 13: 978-0-88282-365-2 (pb), $14.95
ISBN 13: 978-0-88282-404-8 (eBook), $14.95