If want to educate yourself and your children about bullying and would like to do so in an entertaining fashion then you are going to enjoy The Bully Barn. It a touching story about a barn mouse named Marty who is bullied incessantly by numerous animals on a farm. This book teaches children and their parents about the various types of bullying, coping skills, and the important role of bystanders (part of the solution or part of the problem).
I have been a police officer in the province of Ontario for over 25 years and spent several years as a school liaison officer addressing criminal complaints and specializing in presenting to youths on many topics. I have created numerous presentations for the V.I.P. (Values, Influences and Peers) program which reflect the moral dilemmas and dangers faced by our youth today. These include Internet Safety, Drugs, Mischief, Theft, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Bullying. Bullying in particular seems more problematic as it has transformed with the advent and progress of the internet. As a result, society has been inundated with instances of bullying that appear to have increased at an exponential rate. In order to address this, I created a story (The Bully Barn) that will assist in teaching youths and their parents about bullying in a an entertaining fashion.