Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Welcome Rave Reviews Book Club Spotlight Author TC Booth!
Rave Reviews Book Club
I rocked big hair and spandex as a teenager. My vocabulary
contained the phrases like totally, no duh, phsyc, take a chill
pill, and I’m sure. Gotta love the 80’s. Things have changed
since then, but one constant the remains a constant among
generations of teens is bullying.
While writing To Be Honest, I researched how bullying today is
different from the days I remember. The main difference I found
is that today rumors and nasty comments meant to humiliate you
can be posted online for all to see.
Both boys and girls experience bullying. There are
differences in the way they're bullied, but the outcome is the
Here’s what I found out:
Boys are more likely to be bullied physically, but girls
are more likely to be bullied by rumors or being left out.
Girls bully to feel a sense of importance and control.
Boys usually get bullied by other boys, whereas girls tend
to get bullied by both boys and girls.
Girls experience bullying on school property more often
81% of teens say it’s easier to bully someone online than
70% see frequent bullying online
90% of teens who have seen bullying online say they ignore
Girls are more likely to fall victim to online bullies than
The good news is that there is more of an awareness of the
seriousness of bullying today. Dosomething.org is an excellent
resource for teens who need support. My character Starla had a
good support system otherwise she may have needed to check it
To learn more about TC Booth or to purchase her books, please visit:
Amazon Author Page: http://bit.ly/TCBooth
Twitter handle: @BoothTammi