Bullying is the #2 Epidemic in the US now! It is starting in preschool, as young as age 3. All 50 states now have legislation in place directing school districts to adopt anti-bullying policies. Sadly, though, those bullying prevention policies are largely reactive; dealing with incidences of bullying after they happen. While these measures are necessary, they are not getting to the root of the problem. Research is showing that social skills training at young ages, is the missing link in bullying prevention.
Cool Kind Kid® has been at the forefront of addressing bullying proactively for many years with the development of our social skills programs for primary students. Just a few years ago, parent focus groups and feedback from teachers showed us the need for shorter, less expensive bullying books for kids, as well as other fun products that either parents or educators could use with their kids and students. The Cool Kind Kid bully prevention books are unique in that most include songs from the award-winning Cool Kind Kid audio CD. These fun, educational songs for kids are each teaching a different social skill. Of all the kids’ books on bullying available, only Cool Kind Kid addresses the concept that kids today think that bullying and other mean behaviors are cool. As kids do fun social skills activities in these kids’ books on bullying, they learn that they can be both kind and cool. As these kids’ books redefine “cool” the motivation for bullying is greatly lessened.
Two of the Cool Kind Kid bullying prevention books for kids are the first in a series. These include the Handbook series and the Picture Book Series. Check back for new kids’ books on bullying.