As the back to school season begins in most parts of the country this week, parents and children alike are forced to deal with the prevalence of bullying and peer abuse at school. Long referred to by many as “the anti-bullying bible,” Please Stop Laughing at Me (Adams Media, a division of F+W Media), by New York Times bestselling author and bullying survivor-turned-activist Jodee Blanco, is required reading for the back to school season. Available as a free e-book this week only, this unflinching, unforgettable memoir does more than simply chronicle how one child was shunned—and even physically abused—by her classmates from elementary school through high school. It reveals the devastating effects bullying has not only on its victims, but also on the students, schools, and communities in which it occurs— effects that can last a lifetime.
In Please Stop Laughing at Me Jodee Blanco not only tells her moving story of childhood bullying, but also speaks about her continuing struggle to banish peer abuse. In the Letter to My Readers, Reader’s Guide, and Resources Sections, she offers the latest information on:
• Cyberbullying, which affects 43 percent of teenagers (NCPC) • Her in-school anti-bullying program, INJJA (It’s NOT Just Joking Around!™)
• The “Adult Survivor of Peer Abuse”
• Where to go for help
Plus honest—and inspiring—feedback from the readers she’s impacted.
By revealing what it means to be the outcast, how even the most loving parents can get it all wrong, why schools are often unable to prevent disaster, and how bullying has been misunderstood and mishandled by the mental health community, Jodee Blanco raises a call to action, challenging readers to end peer abuse once and for all. This harrowing tale of survival against insurmountable odds will shock, move, and ultimately inspire readers, and most significantly, offer a lifeline for teens suffering from the tragic effects of peer abuse. It’s time we all take responsibility for the harsh realities and long-term consequences of bullying—Please Stop Laughing at Me…shows how all of us can make a difference, starting today.
About the Author:
Survivor, expert, and activist JODEE BLANCO is one of the country’s pre-eminent voices on the subject of bullying. Inspired by the thousands of letters she receives from students, parents, teachers, and adult survivors, Jodee has become one of the nation’s most sought-after keynote speakers, seminar presenters, and crises consultants. More than half a million students, teachers, and parents have participated in her acclaimed anti-bullying program It’s NOT Just Joking Around™. Her story of survival and forgiveness has drawn the attention of the national media, as well as recognition from the United States government. Jodee is also the author of Please Stop Laughing at Us… One Survivor’s Extraordinary Quest to Prevent School Bullying, the sequel to this book. Please visit Jodee’s website, www.jodeeblanco.com or www.bullying.adamsmedia.com for more information.
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