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Digital Seminar

Children Who Bully: Strategies for Recognizing and Responding to Them

Signe Whitson, LSW, C-SSWS
1 Hour 55 Minutes
Mar 26, 2017
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Young people who bully often master the art of blending in with the crowd, flying under an adult’s radar and wreaking havoc in subtle ways. In fact, many socially aggressive kids actually top an adult’s “what a nice kid!” list and make their way into their victims’ inner circle before revealing their true intentions. Blink and even the most astute observer may miss the child’s hostile actions the first few times around. This workshop will provide information, activity ideas, and clear-cut strategies for what adults can do to understand and change relational bullying in schools, treatment programs, communities, and families.


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Signe Whitson, LSW, C-SSWS, is a certified school social work specialist, international educator on bullying prevention, and author of four books on the topic of bringing an end to bullying, including the just released 8 Keys to End Bullying Activity Book and Companion Guide and Friendship & Other Weapons: Group Activities to Help Young Girls Cope with Bullying.


Speaker Disclosure:
Financial: Signe Whitson is Chief Operating Officer of the Life Space Crisis Intervention Institute. She is an author for Jessica Kingsley Publishers and W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., and received royalties. Signe has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Signe Whitson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


  1. Articulate strategies to help build social-emotional competence in kids
  2. Compile Information and advice for cultivating digital citizenship to help address cyberbullying with clients


  • Learning Objectives
    • Five separate strategies to understand and prevent bullying
  • Strategy One - Know Bullying When You See Bullying
    • Bullying Behavior
      • Purpose, Pattern, Purpose
    • Empathy
  • Strategy Two - Build Social-Emotional Competence
    • Five specific areas of social skills
      • Empathy, Kindness, Compassion
      • Emotion Management
      • Social Problem-Solving
      • Friendship Building
      • Assertiveness
    • Teaching competency skills
  • Strategy Three - Stop Bullying When You See Bullying
    • Quick Intervention
    • Assertive, Clear, Firm, Fair
    • Fifteen seconds or less
    • Role Play Responses
  • Strategy Four - Deal with Cyberbullying
    • Policies holding individual accountable
    • What makes cyberbullying bad?
    • Strategies for Professionals and Parents
      • Connections, Competency, Cared For, Control
    • Discussion of cyber-lingo
  • Strategy Five - Make it Easy for Kids to Talk About Bullying
    • Guidelines
    • Team Problem Solving

Target Audience

Psychologists, Physicians, Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Behavioral Health Professionals

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