The Bullies' Predatory Footprint

Non-Fiction - Relationships
204 Pages
Reviewed on 12/17/2013
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Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite

Terri Ryan writes with timeliness and conviction in The Bullies' Predatory Footprint. The media has never been more focused on bullying in its many forms, and this book is a great one for pointing out the tragic and awful outcomes that originate from the stress and violence of bullying. But bullying is not just a trauma of childhood and adolescence. Bullying persists in the office place, in our own home dynamics, and even to elderly people. This book takes a hard look at some of the social and institutional causes of bullying to explore a better path.

Suicides are running rampant in teenagers. From the violent deaths with gun violence that takes place in schools, to quiet suicide, bullying has been a root behind an enormous amount of teen violence, death, and suicide. Terry Ryan touches on the tough idea that despite an outcry from communities, families, and friends of the bullied, changes are not being made on a legal level to respond to the cultural and social changes with regards to bullying. In the mid to late 1900s bullying was often viewed as a "rite of passage." You had to earn your place in school society, and it wasn't uncommon to hear of fights in and out of school. Ryan shows us that in order to make today a more effective place, there has to be more than just a community outcry - there has to be a social shift and changes in our own culture. A very intelligent book that will be a great tool towards understanding the complexities revolving around bullying.