Skinny White Freak was inspired by events that occurred to me as a youth. I remember the helplessness and anguish I felt when I was bullied, back when bullying was shrugged off as just a thing that "kids do." Fortunately, there are now are a number of excellent anti-bullying resources and support groups that are just a click away. Here are some I really like. If there are any others you feel are worthwhile, I'd love to hear about them.
- This site offers a comprehensive guide to cyberbullying, a great resource for parents and teachers alike.
http://www.teacher.org/resource/bullying - A wonderful bully prevention guide written by school administrators that's used in many school districts and recommended by government agencies. A good starting point for parents and their children.
http://tobecomeateacher.org/preventing-bullying-cyber-bullying - A great resource for students, parents and teachers. It includes tips from the New York Times-bestselling author Jodee Blanco, a leading voice on the subject of bullying and cyber-bullying.
http://www.pacer.org/bullying - The section for Kids & Teens is especially useful.
http://www.stopbullying.gov/ - Government site that has the most comprehensive info by state.
http://www.projectbully.com - An international site that encourages students to embrace their individuality, a message I try to convey in my book.
http://www.kidpower.org/bullying - Really good resource for kids, parents, and schools.
http://www.antibullying.net/resourceswwwlinks.htm - A catch-all website that links to dozens of bullying resources for both young adults and grown-ups.
http://internet-safety.yoursphere.com - Yoursphere has excellent links for Cyberbullying.
http://www.stopoutbullying.org - Very comprehensive site with lots of celebrity endorsements.
https://www.drugrehab.com/guides/bullying - A different kind of resource, this drugrehab.com website lays out the links between bullying (both for the tormentors and those tormented) and substance or alcohol abuse.