Book puts school bullying under spotlight

BY CityLIfe Arts Writer

Based on interviews in schools, workplaces and homes, this book tells the story of an epidemic of unkindness, uncovering the stories of bullies all around us. The online environment has given bullies a much wider range of tools to use to abuse their targets. Marion Scher tracks the links between bullying and mental health issues.
As Marion says: ‘I had to brace myself to hear the often heart-breaking and vicious stories from those who encountered torturous relationships. The big question I kept asking myself was, “How could you get involved with such a person?” But just who is that kind of person, and is it even possible to spot them?’
She calls on the advice of a range of experts to help make sense of the bullies and their victims, to help manage the bully boss, the bully in school and the bully in a relationship.
The book has stories, statistics, advice and helps the reader to understand how bullies work.
It’s time for victims to call bullies to account and for schools, workplaces and society as a whole to put a stop to the tormentors.

About the Author
Marion Scher, award-winning journalist, author and media consultant, has written much about mental health over the last 28 years. She received a Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship from the Carter Center in Atlanta in 2005. Her previous book around people’s lived experiences with mental health issues, Surfacing – people coping with depression and mental illness was published in 2021.

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