|Please Stop Laughing at Us... The Sequel To The New York Times Bestseller Please Stop Laughing At Me.
Author: Jodee Blanco
her New York Times bestselling memoir Please Stop Laughing
at Me…, the shocking story of
how she was tormented by her classmates from elementary through
high school, Jodee Blanco sparked a landmark movement in our
nation’s schools. In this compelling sequel, she responds
to the demand for more information from teens, parents, educators,
and other adult survivors like herself who have come to know
and trust her as the champion of their cause.
She provides advice, answers, and solutions, set against
the dramatic narrative of her own deeply personal journey
as the survivor who unexpectedly finds herself the voice of
America’s forgotten students. Persuasive and enlightening,
this is the definitive work on school bullying, and the story
of America’s rejected youth from the perspective of
the one person with unprecedented access to the truth about
what’s going on in our schools. Travel with her as she
witnesses the apathy of teachers and administrators who ignore
students in peril, and celebrate with her as she meets adults
in the school systems who are risking everything for their
students. The author exposes both the strengths and vulnerabilities
of a nation too clouded by empty rhetoric and self-defense
to understand the crisis that is crying out to be addressed.
In the new edition, available now, Jodee includes an updated
introduction, separate Q & A sections in the back of the book for
parents, educators, and universities, along with a deeply personal and
moving new epilogue.
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Glossary of Key Terms from Please Stop Laughing at Us... The Sequel To The New York Times Bestseller Please Stop Laughing At Me...
• Adult Survivor of Peer Abuse™—an
adult who was chronically bullied and/or shunned by his classmates
and who has been scarred by this abuse.
• Aggressive Exclusion™—the most
damaging form of bullying, often used by Elite Tormentors,
best defined as a deliberate omission of kindness. Examples
include letting someone sit alone at lunch every day, ignoring
someone as if he’s invisible, always choosing the same
person last when dividing into teams in class, letting someone
walk alone to class and never inviting him to participate
in social gatherings.
• The Ancient Child™—the typical
profile of the bullied student, best described as an old soul,
a kid who’s blessed or cursed, depending upon how you
look at it, with a stronger conscience, and a more evolved
sense of compassion and empathy than other kids his age. No
matter how hard he tries to hide it, in the end, the sensitive,
thoughtful adult inside him usually wins out over the teen
who just wants to belong.
• Arbitrary Exclusion™—when a best
friend or group of friends inexplicably turns on someone and
persuades everyone else in the clique to follow suit. This
form of bullying rarely precipitates any specific act, but
seems to come out of nowhere, which is what makes it so devastating.
• Compassionate Discipline Driven by Curiosity™—enlightened
innovative disciplinary strategies that help children discover
the empathy inside them and develop it like a muscle. Its
purpose is to teach children the joy of being kind as opposed
to the consequences of being cruel, which is the focus of
• Elite Leader™—the caring, compassionate
• Elite Tormentor™—the mean-spirited
popular student who employs subtle, insidious forms of bullying
such as Aggressive Exclusion and Arbitrary Exclusion.
• Empathy Deficit Disorder™—a chronic
lack of empathy that inhibits a child’s access to the
compassion inside him.
• Irreverent Educator™—the teacher
with the instinct of an activist. He or she isn’t afraid
to stand up to authority or challenge the status quo and will
break the rules when necessary. The Reverent Educator is the
teacher who respects the rules and prefers established policies
and procedures to get things done.
• Note: Both types of educators are equally vital to
the system. One is the catalyst for change, and the other
the facilitator, and it’s the blending of the two that
makes a school run efficiently.
• Rejection Junkie Syndrome™—a form
of self-sabotage experienced by many peer abuse victims in
which a person grows so accustomed to negative attention from
his classmates that when they finally do leave him alone it’s
like a death, and he finds himself provoking them to bully
him again because if he’s being ridiculed at least he
knows he still exists. It’s as if circumstances drive
him to make a choice between being a no one and being a target.
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