Donna Clark Love works with schools and organizations by providing training and consultation in areas that help the school help the student. Donna encourages concerned parents to recommend her services to their organization’s administration staff. Donna believes that collaboration between parents, schools and community is essential to student success. Feel free to contact Donna with any questions or comments about training topics. Donna stands in her belief that the family environment is paramount to a child reaching his or her potential. She also recognizes that parenting in our contemporary culture poses significant challenges. All parents desire for their children to attend a safe school. If your child is a recipient of bullying behavior, or if your child is mistreating others, or even if your child is concerned about the bullying happening to one of his/her classmates—the following workshop will address your needs.
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Bullying Bibliography for Parents
- Vorrs, The Parent’s Book About Bullying:Changing the Course of Your Child’s Life, Hazelden; MN
- Fried, Suellen and Fried, Paula, Bullies and Victims: Helping your Child Through the Schoolyard Battleeld, M. Evans and Co.
- Freedman, Judy, Easing the Teasing-Strategies for Kids, Parents, & Educators, Mcgraw-Hill Company.
- McNamara Francine & Barry Edwards, Dealing with Bullies, Barron’s Educational Series.
- Colorosa, Barbara, The Bully, the Bullied, & the Bystander, Collins Publishing.
- Resources for Information on Girl Bullying/Relational Aggression:
- Simmons, Rachel, Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, Harcourt.
- Wiseman, Rosalind, Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and Other Realities of Adolescence, Crown Pub.
- Cohen-Sandler, Roni, Trust Me, Mom Everyone Else is Going, Viking Press.
Online Bullying & Internet Safety Resources
- www.wiredpatrol.org ( tips on filtering & blocking software)
- www.bullybeware.com ; www.wordscanheal.org
- www.safeteens.com ; www.WiredSafety.org
- www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov (teen oriented website w/flash movies, games, etc.& safety chat room youth specialists available)
- www.isafe.org ( free online resources for educators, students, and parents)
- www.NetSmartz.org (K-12 interactive cyber bullying vignettes w/handouts)
- www.cybertipline.com (Report threatening or inappropriate images, websites, etc.)
Parental Controls Apps/Software Suggestions
(Just a Disclaimer–the Software Industry is constantly updating Products, So These May be Outdated in a short time-These are Suggestions only-what works for one family may not work for another and before purchasing any software check all reviews!)
- Obicip Safe Browser App or GoGoStat’s PG App (Free) – Set time schedules for using internet, computer, apps, games, and able to receive alerts for social media activities
- Net Nanny & SpyAgentBlock & Mobile Spy- Block inappropriate websites/porn
- MobiStealth & uKnowkids-Logs your teen’s keystrokes on apps or browsers
- Dinner time Plus, Screen Time- Manage time/schedule of screen usage
- TeenSafe- Tracks location, monitors kik messages, text messages, etc.
- MSPY-Tracks Snapchat, bypasses passwords, saves screenshots, view remotely web-cam videos & Skype
- Qustodio- Blocks improper websites, unwanted calls/numbers
Avira SocialNetwork Protector- Overview platform for tweets, posts, & messages
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The Bully, the Bullied, or the Bystander:
Parent / Community Presentation
Come and be enlightened about the newest trends and myths concerning bullying behaviors. This highly spirited and interactive parent/community presentation is for educators, parents and other community members. Participants will learn what is and what is not bullying. All will be educated on the impact of bullying behaviors, as well as be equipped with practical intervention strategies to help those students who are being victimized or who are participating in bullying behaviors. Victims of bullying behaviors carry emotional scars to adulthood. Parents have been given frequent and sometimes contradictory advice. Some experts suggest teaching your children to stand up for him/herself. Other sources espouse telling your child or teen to “just ignore” the bullying. This workshop will help you to determine a wide range of effective strategies one can use according to your individual situation. Cyber bullying including Snapchat, kik, Instagram, Vine and other free apps the kids are downloading will be discussed, as well as tips on how to keep kids safe online. Parent resources will be introduced & demonstrated.
Benefits of Attendance: This workshop will help you to answer these questions:
- How can I raise my child to be resilient and strong in the midst of being bullied?
- What is the true definition of bullying?
- What is the best thing I need to do if my child is being bullied?
- What do I do if my child or teen is being mean to others?
- How do I teach my children how to stand up for others?
- What do I need to know about social media, current app use, texting & blogging behaviors?
- What kind of help can I expect from my child’s school?