The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention utilizes the strongest pieces of best practices and current research for ways to stop bullying. Based on a practical, six-part framework for reducing peer cruelty and increasing positive behavior support, it includes guidelines for implementing strategies, collecting data, training staff, mobilizing students and parents, building social-emotional skills, and sustaining progress. Used on its own or to supplement an existing anti-bullying program. The 6Rs of bullying prevention: Rules, Recognize, Report, Respond, Refuse, and Replace, are not a program, but a comprehensive process for reducing bullying from the inside out, involving the entire school community. Bullying prevention expert Michele Borba, who’s worked with over 1 million parents and educators worldwide, offers realistic, research-based strategies and advice. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book and a PDF presentation for use in professional development.
About the Author
Michele Borba, Ed.D., is a globally recognized educational psychologist and an expert in character development and bullying prevention whose aim is to strengthen children’s empathy and resilience and break the cycle of youth violence. She has delivered keynotes and workshops to over 1 million participants and authored 24 books translated into 14 languages. Dr. Borba is an NBC contributor with frequent appearances on the Today show as well as Dateline, Anderson Cooper, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, The View, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and others. She is an in-demand motivational speaker and former classroom teacher.
“This book provides real results for bullying prevention, awareness, and education and will make a difference not only in the lives of children, but in our communities. Dr. Borba’s expertise in bullying is second to no one: she is a leader in her field and this book will change lives.”—Sue Scheff, Internet safety expert and author of Shame Nation: Preventing, Surviving & Overcoming Digital Disasters
“Dr. Borba compiles and succinctly summarizes the weight of available evidence about what works to prevent bullying at school. Building safe and bully-free schools is not easy and there are no shortcuts. It takes coordination and collaboration by all concerned community stakeholders. This book offers a potent and pragmatic roadmap to help schools achieve that goal.”—Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D., codirector, Cyberbullying Research Center
“Dr. Michele Borba’s contributions to the field are always practical, relatable, and powerful. Her newest book is no exception and provides a valuable step-by-step guide to help school communities reduce peer harassment and hate from the inside out through policy and programming.”—Dr. Sameer Hinduja, codirector of Cyberbullying Research Center and professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida Atlantic University
“An important addition to any educator’s toolbox for breaking the cycle of bullying violence and creating a more deeply caring school environment.”—Barbara Coloroso, educator and author of The Bully, the Bullied, and the Not-So-Innocent Bystander
“The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention . . . utilizes the strongest pieces of best practices and current research for ways to stop bullying. The 6Rs are not a program, but a comprehensive process for reducing bullying from the inside out, involving the entire school community. Michele Borba offers realistic, research-based strategies and advice. Exceptionally well written, organized, and presented, The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention is . . . an invaluable and unreservedly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, college, and university library reference collections.”—Midwest Book Review
“Michele Borba presents key evidence-based practices that have been shown to reduce the impact of bullying, giving educators practical and tested strategies that will assist their schools or districts to strengthen an existing program or build a new one.”—School Administrator magazine