ODD GIRL OUT was an instant bestseller on first publication. It has now been revised and updated for a new generation of girls with new material on cyberbullying and the dangers of life online.
When ODD GIRL OUT was first published, it ignited a long-overdue conversation about the hidden culture of female bullying. Today the dirty looks, taunting notes and social exclusion that plague girls' friendships have gained new momentum in cyberspace.
In this revised and updated edition, educator and bullying expert Rachel Simmons gives girls, parents and educators proven and innovative strategies for navigating social dynamics online, as well as brand new classroom initiatives and step-by-step parental suggestions for dealing with conventional bullying.
Including the latest research and real-life stories, ODD GIRL OUT continues to be the definitive resource on the most pressing social issues facing girls today.
If you have daughters, you need to read Odd Girl Out, by Rachel Simmons . . . Simmons gives techniques for navigating the world of Facebook and tween texting supported by real-life accounts - essential when almost 40% of young people report being cyberbullied. But be warned: the book will plunge you right back into a world a BFFs, sleepovers and bitching in the changing rooms - The Sunday Times Style magazine - Sally Brampton
This is the book we have been waiting for. It's a wake-up call to all of us who care deeply about girls' development. Simmons has given voice to the girls who struggle everyday with friendships. She has uncovered a hidden world of aggression that unfolds behind adults' backs - Susan Wellman, President of The Ophelia Project
Invaluable to any adult stuggling to help a girl get through her teens - Booklist