How To Spot A Bully

One-of-a-kind Anti-Bullying Educational Tool

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26 Solutions to Help Stop Bullying

The 26 question cards in the “How to Spot a Bully” deck help you identify the qualities of bullying behavior.

The back side of each card offers additional questions to help dig a little deeper to see and understand the detailed behavior associated with each bullying quality. Read and answer the questions to evaluate someone you think may be acting like a bully. Pile the cards to get visual feedback about how someone stacks up to being a bully.

The cards offer strategies for responding to a bullying problem, whether you are:

• being bullied
• observing bullying in others, or
• acting like a bully yourself

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The Challenging Topic of Bullying Becomes A Playful Hands-on Exploration

When using the cards, the specific qualities associated with bullying behavior will become clear. Everything from dirty looks, to teasing, to cyber-bullying—these cards invite you to personally examine your own actions and see the steps you can take to stand up against bullying.

The “How to Spot a Bully” card deck is:
• Playful & Engaging
• Highly adaptable
• Time Flexible – fill 2 minutes or 2 hours
• Useful for individuals and groups
• Comfortable for all maturity levels
• Perfect for teacher guided & student-led groups
• Excellent tool for individual use & reflection
• A valuable social-educational tool

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Find Workable Solutions To Bullying Behaviors

• Approach serious topics with fun, thought-provoking activities and excercises
• Specify prevalent qualities of bullying
• Identify a bullying problem around or within you
• Create meaningful discussions about a difficult topic
• Encourage conversation, curiosity, open dialogue
• Find workable solutions to bullying & bullying behaviors

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Who Can Use The “How To Spot A Bully” Cards

• Individuals & Families to bring up or address bullying and bullying behavior
• School Counselors, with individuals or groups of students
• Classroom Teachers, making use of the many activities & exercises in the Classroom Guide
• Special Education Personnel
• School Administrators
• Psychologists, Social Workers & Therapists
• Nurses, Caregivers & Aides
• Law Enforcement
• Parents & Grandparents
• Clergy, Camp Counselors, Peer Mediators, & Other Professionals Working with Young People

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Cost & Shipping

The How To Spot A Bully” cards sells for $29.95, plus $4.95 shipping and handling charge, for a total of $34.90.

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Testimonials

“The Bully Cards are a effective way to help my students identify and create helpful language to discuss and tackle the tough question, “Am I being Bullied?” and then it has multiple suggestions and steps to help empower students to take a plan of action to stand up for themselves. I highly recommend it for every classroom as a helpful tool for teachers and students to get the conversation started.”
Brandi Miller 2nd Grade Classroom Teacher, Portland Public Schools

“Fantastic tool for helping identify bullying behavior and strategize about resolution. Very practical and useful. Every teacher, therapist, pediatrician, and parent should have a deck!”
Doreen Dodgen Magee, PsyD., Lake Oswego, OR

“These cards provide a clear & direct confrontation of bullying behavior in my classroom & offer specific action steps for everyone involved.”
Sally Schenk, Para-Educator, Portland Public Schools

“I am a pediatrician as well as the founder of Family Empowerment Network. My life’s work is to empower parents and educators to raise strong, healthy, thriving kids. One of my primary focuses is understanding and dealing with peer mistreatment, and Dr.
Elsbeth Martindale’s “How to Spot a Bully” cards are a “go-to” tool I often recommend to my clients as well as to school staff. The cards provide an engaging, accessible, and even playful way to learn when peer conflict crosses the line into bullying. The solution
cards go beyond identifying a problem to give clear and specific steps for resolution.”
Kathy Masarie, MD, Family Empowerment Network
www.family-empower.com

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Additional Resources

How to Spot a Bully Activity Book offers 31 games to play with the “How to Spot a Bully” cards.