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Bullycide: death at playtime, an expose of child suicide caused by bullying, by Neil Marr and Tim FieldBullycide: death at playtime, an expose of child suicide cause by bullying, Neil Marr and Tim Field, Success Unlimited, 2001, ISBN 0952912120. Introduction by Jo Brand. [Order a copy]

Also available in electronic form including HTML, PDF, PDB, LIT and TK3.

Bully Free, Michele Elliott and Gaby Shenton, Kidscape, 1999

Beyond Bullying, Gaby Shenton, Kidscape, Bracher Giles and Martin, 1999

101 ways to deal with bullying: a guide for parents, Michele Elliott, Hodder

Keeping safe, a practical guide to talking with children, Michele Elliott, Coronet Books, 1994

The Willow Street Kids: Be smart, stay safe, Michele Elliott, Pan Macmillan

The Willow Street Kids: Beat the bullies, Michele Elliott, Pan Macmillan

Bully Wise Guide, Michele Elliott, Hodder, 1999

Bullying: a practical guide to coping for schools, Michele Elliott, FT Prentice Hall

School Mobbing and Emotional Abuse: See It - Stop It - Prevent It by Gail Pursell Elliott

Don't pick on me, Rosemary Stones, Piccadilly Press, 1993

Why is Everybody Always Picking on Me? A Guide to Handling Bullies by Dr Terrence Webster-Doyle.

Bullies are a pain in the brain, Trevor Romain, free spirit publishing, 1997

How to Handle Bullies, Teasers, and Other Meanies by Kate Cohen-Posey

The Bully, The Bullied and the Bystander, Barbara Coloroso, HarperCollins

Bully Busting, Evelyn Field, Finch, 1999

Bullying: a resource guide for parents and teachers,Vivette O'Donnell and the Campaign Against Bullying, Attic Press, 1995

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, Rachel Simmons, Harcourt & Company

Helping Children Cope With Bullying, Sarah Lawson, Sheldon Press

501 ways to be a good parent, Michele Elliott, Hodder and Stoughton, 1996

Bullying, Issues, Volume 13, a concise, comprehensive and readable overview of child and adult bullying by leading authorities. Independence Educational Publishers, PO Box 295, Cambridge CB1 3XP, UK, Tel +44 (0)1223 566130 Fax +44 (0)1223 566131, credit card orders +44 (0)1223 576435

The Anti-Bullying Handbook, Keith Sullivan, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-558388-4, £9.99, 2000, details or

Bullying in Secondary Schools: What It Looks Like and How To Manage It, Keith Sullivan & Mark Cleary & Mark Cleary, Paul Chapman Educational Publishing, 2003

The Lucy Doll, Diane Jarvis Jones, 32pp, softcover, colour illust, age 3-7, ISBN 0-9699407-3-4. A new Canadian resource picture book on bullying for children

Sexual bullying: gender conflict and pupil culture in secondary schools, Neil Duncan, Routledge, 1999

Breaking The Silence - A Guide To Helping Children With Complicated Grief, Linda Goldman (includes two chapters on bullying)

Does Your Child Have a Hidden Disability? Jill Curtis, Hodder and Stoughton, September 2002, £7.99. 'Invisible' disabilities are often hard to understand, and there is a section in the book about being extra vigilant about bullying of children with special needs.

The Bully, The Bullied and the Bystander, Barbara Coloroso, HarperCollins

The Bully - A Discussion and Activity Story, Rita Y. Toews

Unmasking Bullies and victims: revealing their physiological, psychological, and emotional patterns, Mary Blakely

You and me Bully free, Frank Davis, 2004

The No-Nonsense Guide To Kids' Bullying Solutions

Reports and publications

Why Me? Children talking to ChildLine about bullying, Mary MacLeod and Sally Morris

Long-term effects of bullying, Michele Elliott and Gaby Shenton, Kidscape (published in Bully Free)

Preventing school bullying, Professor John Pitts, Home Office Report

Still running: children on the streets, The Children's Society, 1999

I didn't come here for fun, Save the Children Scotland and Scottish Refugee Council, 2000

Don't suffer in silence, DfEE anti-bullying pack for schools, 1994

Action Against Bullying: a support pack for schools, Scottish Council for Research in Education, Edinburgh

Bullying: a guide to the law, Children's Legal Centre, University of Essex

Trauma, PTSD, psychiatric injury

PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: the invisible injury, 2001 edition by David KinchinPost Traumatic Stress Disorder: the invisible injury, 2005 edition, David Kinchin, Success Unlimited, 2004, ISBN 0952912139. This is a revised and updated edition of David Kinchin's original book Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: a practical guide to recovery published by Thorsons in 1994 and republished by Success Unlimited in 1998 and 2001. David has added chapters on PTSD caused by terrorism, physical and sexual abuse, and bullying. An insider's view from a former PTSD sufferer. [Order a copy]

supporting children with post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd): a practical guide for
teachers and professionals by David Kinchin and Erica BrownSupporting Children with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: a practical guide for teachers and professionals, David Kinchin and Erica Brown, David Fulton Publishers, 2001, ISBN 1853467278


Verbal abuse

The verbally abusive relationship: how to recognize it and how to respond by Patricia EvansThe verbally abusive relationship: how to recognize it and how to respond, Patricia Evans, Adams, ISBN 1558505822. Recommended, especially if you're dealing with a psychologically violent partner, co-worker, or manager.


Sexual abuse

Where there is evil,Sandra Brown, Macmillan, 1998, paperback ISBN 0-330367579 price £6.99, hardback ISBN 0-333-72185-3. An inspirational account of one woman's courageous attempts to bring a paedophile and the killer of Moira Anderson to justice. Proceeds from this book will help establish a foundation to support targets of all forms of abuse to bring cases to court.

Female sexual abuse of children: the ultimate taboo, Michele Elliott (Ed), John Wiley.

"Taking the Bully by the Horns" has won National Awards for "Saving Children's Lives, Making the World a Better Place, and Empowering Those in Need"
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More information

Links to people, web sites and organisations dealing with child and school bullying who can provide information, advice and support.

Videos on dealing with school bullying.

Kidscape resources page.

Parents Pack available by sending A4 SAE with two first-class stamps plus cheque/PO for £2.50 payable to Anti-Bullying Campaign to Anti-Bullying Campaign, 185 Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 7UF.

Tackling Bullying is a booklet for parents, available price £1.50 plus SAE from Advisory Centre for Education (ACE), 1B Aberdeen Studios, 22 Highbury Grove, London N5 2EA.

Incentive Plus provides resource packs on resolving conflict, morality, citizenship, civil liberties, and crime and punishment including videos. For their secondary schools resources catalogue contact Incentive Plus, PO Box 5220, Great Horwood, Milton Keynes, Bucks MK17 0YN, UK, tel 01908 526120, email The catalogue also makes available books and resources on confidence and esteem building, relationships, handling anger, bullying, discrimination etc.

Positive Books for Children is a unique collection of books with one major theme: the positive, holistic development of our children through nurturing their beliefs, values, confidence, self-esteem, personal, social and spiritual development.

Issues is a collection of photocopiable resources books and study guides produced by Independence Educational Publishers Ltd.

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