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Words Wound eBook

Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral

Vicious words and damaging photos exchanged through texts, email, or social media can result in humiliation, broken friendships, punishment at school, and even legal prosecution. In some cases, online harassment has contributed to suicide.

Written by experts in cyberbullying prevention, Words Wound provides strategies for teens dealing with cyberbullying as well as for those who have taken part in bullying others. The book gives teens the tools they need to keep themselves safe online, protect their digital reputations, and make their schools and their communities kinder places.

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Free Spirit is the leading publisher of learning tools that support teens’ social-emotional health.
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Reading Level: High school–adult
Interest Level: Ages 13 & up
Guided Reading Level: Z+
Lexile Measure: 1060L
Format: two-color
Trim Size: 6" x 7.5"
Page Count: 200

Praise for Words Wound
“This authoritative book has the potential to change behavior and influence social media interaction involving both teens and adults . . . Words Wound belongs in every library and classroom, anywhere that a bullied or bullying teen could find it easily and quickly.”—VOYA (highlighted review)

Words Wound is the first book that has been specifically written for teens to help them confront cyberbullying. Whether they are being targeted, see cyberbullying happening to others, or want to promote kindness within their schools, this book provides practical and proven advice on issues teens face every single day. Parents need to buy this book, read it, and share its wisdom with their children. Working together, parents and teens can be a solution to the problem of cyberbullying, and Words Wound can help guide those conversations.”—Dr. Michele Borba, internationally recognized parenting and bullying prevention expert and author of 22 books including Building Moral Intelligence and The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention

“It’s easy to think cyberbullying is out of everyone’s control. This book will show teens how they can use their power and influence to stem the tide of cruelty and replace it with a culture of kindness. These authors know everything there is to know about cyberbullying, and their strategies are realistic and smart. Read this book!”—Rachel Simmons, author of the New York Times best seller Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls

“In today’s society, we need to equip our children with the knowledge and resources they need to combat the underbelly of cyberspace. Not only can this book be considered your teen’s handbook to prevent cyber-cruelty, it will empower them to be cyber-mentors. Words Wound is the most important book you can purchase today!”—Sue Scheff, author of Google Bomb and Wit’s End: Advice and Resources for Saving Your Out-of-Control Teen

Help readers get the most from Words Wound with ideas from this Leader’s Guide.

  • ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success

    MS.1, MS.2, MS.3
    BS.LS.1, BS.LS.5, BS.LS.6, BS.LS.9
    BS.SMS.1, BS.SMS.2, BS.SMS.6, BS.SMS.7, BS.SMS.8, BS.SMS.9, BS.SMS.10
    BS.SS.1, BS.SS.2, BS.SS.3, BS.SS.4, BS.SS.5, BS.SS.6, BS.SS.7, BS.SS.8, BS.SS.9

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