The Bullying Breakthrough: Real Help for Parents and Teachers of the Bullied, Bystanders, and Bullies (Paperback)

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In a world full of caring adults, how is it that we keep missing the cries of hurting kids?

“Today, when the bell rings, kids might leave their school campus, but they can never escape the other world, a world where mockers and intimidators thrive. Ironically, they carry a gateway to that world right in their pockets, because they see that world as an avenue of escape. . .but in reality, it’s putting them in bondage." --Jonathan McKee 

With chapters including:

Digital Hurt

The Escape Key

Why Didn’t You Say Anything?

Meet the Principal

Real-World Solutions

and More!

An expert on youth and youth culture, McKee shares his own heart-rending story and offers a sobering glimpse into the rapidly changing world of bullies, bystanders, and the bullied while providing helpful ways to connect with these kids, open doors of dialogue, and give them the encouragement they need and the validation they're searching for. . .too often in all the wrong places. 

The Bullying Breakthrough promises real-world help for dealing with today’s bullying culture.

About the Author

Jonathan McKee is an expert on youth culture and the author of more than twenty books, including The Bullying Breakthrough, The Teen's Guide to Social Media. . .and Mobile Devices, and The Guy’s Guide to God, Girls, and the Phone in Your Pocket. He has over twenty years of youth-ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide. For more from Jonathan, go to or follow him on


Praise For…

“Everything Jonathan McKee writes is excellent, but this is his most important book thus far. Bullying has become a massive problem in schools, homes, and on social media, and the many initiatives out there haven’t made much of a dent. As the parent of a bullied middle schooler, I was desperate for help but found little that would actually work. In this vitally important book, Jonathan presents an essential guide to preventing and stopping bullying behaviors. Every parent, school administrator, teacher, pastor, and counselor need to keep this on hand as a vital tool.”
–Shaunti Feldhahn, social researcher and bestselling author of For Parents Only and The Kindness Challenge

“If you don’t want your child to be victimized nor stand by and allow someone else to be bullied, Jonathan’s book will provide the facts and the encouragement you need. Too often, it isn’t the kids who don’t know what to do; rather, it is the parents and teachers who know what to do but don’t. The Bullying Breakthrough will empower you to act and do the responsible thing when a bully is under your charge.”
–Stephen Arterburn, bestselling author, speaker, pastor, Founder and Host of New Life Live!, but first and always best, husband and father of 5 amazing kids

“Most of us are aware that bullying is alive and well—but do we know how to handle it in wise, effective ways? Jonathan McKee’s latest book examines the various facets of bullying in the twenty-first century and shows parents and educators how to come alongside victims, bystanders, and even the bullies themselves in ways that truly get to the heart of the problem.”
–Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family

“Jonathan’s most vulnerable and insightful book yet! An eye-opening peek into the world of bullying today and what we can actually do to prevent it.”
–Josh McDowell, author and speaker

“The problem of bullying is ever increasing. The issues are intense and complicated. What Jonathan McKee writes is both disturbing and incredibly helpful. Parents and anyone who works with kids must read this to fully understand a very important piece of the ‘private life of the American teenager.’ I read everything Jonathan McKee writes.”
–Jim Burns PhD, President of HomeWord and author of The Purity Code and Doing Life with Your Adult Child: Keep Your Mouth Shut and the Welcome Mat Out

“The world tweens and teens navigate quickly shifts from playful and childlike to harsh, overwhelming, and cruel. Add bullying to the mix, and the climate feels unbearable. Jonathan’s new book offers answers for caregivers. . .and hope for kids.”
–Michael Ross, author of A Kid’s Game Plan for Great Choices and the former Editor of Breakaway magazine for teen guys

Product Details
ISBN: 9781683226888
ISBN-10: 1683226887
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2018
Pages: 192
Language: English