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Are You Being Bullied?

Walter Dean Myers
Walter Dean Myers
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Bullying doesn't have to happen. Scholastic News Online brings you this special report on the fight against bullying, and how to keep yourself safe. Here is some of what you'll find...

  • A Talk With Walter Dean Myers! Read our conversation with the award-winning author who answered your questions online.

    Myers' latest book, Autobiography of My Dead Brother was released on September 14. He is the author of Monster, which won the first Michael L. Printz award and was named a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. It is required reading for every ninth grader in the New York City public school system.

  • Read more of what Myers has to say about bullying.

  • Enough Is Enough
    Bullying doesn't have to happen, and nobody has to accept it. Meet Matt Cavedon and Patrick McKay, two kids who decided enough is enough! Learn about what they are doing to make their community a better and safer place for kids.

  • Cyberbullying
    Do you think the Internet is all fun and games? Did you know that bullying happens online, too? Be sure to take a look at a disturbing recent trend, cyberbullying. Learn how to respond if you find it happening to you.

  • The Problem With Bullies
    Meet Karen, a shy sixth-grader who was adopted by a foster family in Tennessee. She was bullied because of her family life, as well as a speech impediment. Thousands of kids throughout America are being treated just like Karen. Read all about bullying, its consequences, and how to prevent it.

  • Battling Bullies
    Did you know that at least one third of children in the fourth to eighth grades say they have been bullied? Although teachers can keep their eyes open for bullies, bullies are still hard to stop. Kids who were bullied still feel the effects years later. Find out how you can stop bullies.

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