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No More Bystanders = No More Bullies

No More Bystanders = No More Bullies
Activating Action in Educational Professionals

March 2011 | 176 pages | Corwin
One of the greatest challenges educators face in addressing bullying is recognizing when it's right in front of them. This practical guide gives administrators the steps for creating a school culture where staff members are equipped to stand up instead of stand by. Shona Anderson's seven-step framework arms educators with tools for strengthening their school culture, navigating the decision-making cycle, and prompting staff members to observe and take action.
About the Author
Introduction: Bullying and Bystanderism
The Elephant in the Room

The Continuum to Action

If We Do What We’ve Always Done- We’ll Get What We’ve Always Got

Turning on the Lights

Action - Pulse Check

1. The Team Approach to Safe Schools
What is a Safe Schools Team?

Creating a Safe Schools Team in Your School

Case Study – Who’s On Your Team?

Action – Planning Your Team

I. Pre-Bystanderism
2. Personal History Primes Perceptions
Following the Path Backwards

A Friend and A Foe

The Priming Problem

Broadening the Path

Case Study – Can You Spot The Bully?

Action – Fact Or Myth Activity

3. Good Intentions Can Get Lost
The Kitty Genovese Story

Good Samaritans – The Parable From Jerusalem to Jericho

The Bystander Affect – What Affects the Bystander?

Case Study – What Do You See?

Action – Hot Spots

II. Decision Making
4. Broken Culture – A Window of Opportunity
Broken Windows From New York to Your School

What Are Your Broken Windows?

The Counter Argument – It’s Not the Windows

Case Study – What Is Your Line in the Sand?

Action – Dotmocracy

5. Math Can Make Bystanderism Manageable
The 80-20 Rule

Doing the Math

More Math – The Two by Ten Strategy

Even More Math – The Multiplier Effect

Can We Change Lives?

Case Study: Who Would You Choose?

Action – Math, Math and Even More Math

6. What Supervision of Students Really Entails
Meeting Myles

It’s Not The Wrong Place

Understanding the Responsibility of Supervision

Case Study: Spot the Supervision Problem

Action – Super Supervision

7. The Importance of Being Able to Say What You Mean
What is Mitigation?

Opaqueness - The Real Cost of Lies is That They Obscure the Truth

Lessons From Korean Air

Crucial Conversations – Fact vs. Stories

Case Study – What Would You Say?

Action – Common Language

8. Action at All Level
Satisfice is Not Enough

Enhanced Realities

Case Study: Where Did Things Go Wrong?

Action – Character Counts

III. Post Bystandersim
9. Closing the Circle of Communication
Knowing What to Say

Gen X Grew Up – Communicating With a New Generation of Parents

It Takes a Village – Communicating With Everyone

Case Study – What Will You Say?

Action – Communication 101

Final Thoughts
Creating a Culture of Action - Breaking the Bystander Cycle: Moving Education Professionals from Bystander to Intervener (Original Article)

Definitions of the Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander

Bullying and You: The Perspective of Educational Professionals (Survey)

Leet Speak Dictionary


"This book offers specific, concrete ways to assess a school’s current practices and implement practical strategies tailored to specific schools."

Melanie Mares, Academic Coach
Lowndes Middle School, GA

"The author strikes a great balance between text, action ideas, and survey questions. With each chapter comes the opportunity to examine one’s school and apply the information to improve an existing situation."

Kim E. Vogel, Principal
Parkdale Elementary School, OR

"This text offers great activities for addressing bullying and changing school culture. I will use this resource repeatedly with respect to Safe and Supportive Schools and Positive Climates for Learning."

Chris Sarellas, Principal
Vaughan Secondary School, Ontario, Canada

"This excellent resource gives teachers and administrators the strategies they need to move out of the role of bystander and improve school culture."

Janice Nicholls, Principal
Spruce Ridge Community School, Ontario, Canada

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