Reputation management books – this list of reputation management books has been curated and compiled by reputation management consultants, counselors, teachers, and home educators. There is a range of formats and subjects to cover all personal reputation management issues, including cyberbullying, pile-ons, sexting, workplace bullies, internet lies, and positive counter-strategies. The authors include Fernando Azevedo, John David, Elizabeth Kandel Englander, and Renee Evenson.
Must-read reputation management books – our recommendations
Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral by Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja
A detailed and comprehensive guide to spotting cyberbullying among teens – in emails, social media, messaging, and online portals. This book shows how to reverse the negative impact of bullying with positive countering techniques and strategies. This book will be particularly useful to guidance counselors and teachers interested in whole school well-being.
How to defend against Cyberbullies and Trolls (2020): The inner working of the internet for parents by Fernando Azevedo
A well-respected and up to date guide for parents to preemptively recognize dangers present on the internet and online devices. The range of strategies to educate and keep children safe, without fear-mongering, make this a practical and useful resource.
Teen Cyberbullying Investigated: Where Do Your Rights End and Consequences Begin? by Thomas A. Jacobs J.D.
This innovative research study examines case studies and typical scenarios to determine the mechanics of how to deal with instances of cyber-bullying by teens. The practical how-to advice will be invaluable to teachers in middle and high schools with pastoral and guidance responsibilities.
Cyberbullying and the Wild, Wild Web: What You Need to Know by J.A. Hitchcock
This book explores the history of the internet and how this has impacted online safety and digital footprints. It helps explain to teens why the internet is the way it is, and what to look out for and how to resolve issues that arise. A great book for discussion in middle and high school in social studies, wellness, and guidance sessions.
Online Reputation Management: Secrets by Fernando Azevedo
An interesting book that explores the mechanics of reputation management and how and why negative material can persist on the internet. It also offers useful techniques and sound theories for dealing with negative material and countering with positive content. This is a useful book that helps the reader to understand how to manage a reputation management situation.
How to Protect (Or Destroy) Your Reputation Online: The Essential Guide to Avoid Digital Damage, Lock Down Your Brand, and Defend Your Business by John David
A fascinating and detailed guide that offers insight into risk managing websites, media, and online content and takes a scenario-based approach to prevent negative reputation management issues before they happen. This book will be useful for businesses large and small, and also individuals who want to safeguard their online presence.
Mechanics of Online Reputation Management: Repair & Control Your Name or Brand Reputation Online by Tyler Collins
The book approaches online reputation management from the point of view of search engines, how content ranks, how material gains traction in social media – and how to use those same metrics to understand the issues and take appropriate and effective action to counter the negative effects. A useful introduction and educational guide.
No Bullies: Solutions for Saving Our Children from Today’s Bully by Bobby Kipper, Bud Ramey, and Tom Emswiller
This book examines how bullying behavior develops and what causes it, in the hope that – armed with this understanding – guidance counselors and elementary teachers can educate, explain and extinguish these behaviors before they become negative and prevalent in a school environment. This is a useful text resource to help formulate ideas for teacher training.
Bullying and Cyberbullying: What Every Educator Needs to Know by Elizabeth Kandel Englander
A must-read for educators, this book myth-busts and exposes urban truths and misconceptions and highlights the actual drivers and reasons for bullying in schools today. The practical and evidence-based approach will allow educators to spot bullying behaviors and stop them in their tracks before situations escalate. This book is ideal for staff training in middle and high schools.
Bullying Today: Bullet Points and Best Practices by Justin W. Patchin and Sameer K. Hinduja
A preemptive and strategic approach to creating an educational environment where bullying won’t root or flourish. A strength of this book is the way it encourages participation between students, educators, and the parental body. This is an essential text for elementary and middle school educator training.
Working with Difficult People, Second Revised Edition: Handling the Ten Types of Problem People Without Losing Your Mind by Amy Cooper Hakim and Muriel Solomon
Unfortunately, there’s always that person in the office or educational workplace whose negative behaviors cause a toxic environment. This book breaks these people down into 10 types and explains in detail how to deal with them using practical and real-life scenarios. This is a very useful guide to exposing toxic bullies and useful for workplace training.
Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Difficult People: Over 325 Ready-to-Use Words and Phrases for Working with Challenging Personalities by Renee Evenson
Sometimes your toxic workplace bully sends you a nasty email just before the weekend or demands a quick conversation to bully you, or perhaps attempts to shame you in front of clients or co-workers. This book is filled with powerful, immediate, and pithy responses to disarm and neutralize the nasty people you work with.
Cyberbullying in Social Media within Educational Institutions: Featuring Student, Employee, and Parent Information by Merle Horowitz and Dorothy M. Bollinger
An effective and powerful study of the effects of negative social media within educational settings, this book is ideal for both staff training, discussing with older students, and using as a basis for engaging with the parental and wider school caucus.
People Can’t Drive You Crazy If You Don’t Give Them the Keys by Dr. Mike Bechtle
For the bullying victim, someone saying “Don’t let them get to you”, isn’t always constructive or helpful. But this book helps explain to victims which levers and perceived weaknesses nasty workplace sociopaths use to seek out and harm bullies – and how to turn these traits against the bully and deescalate situations.
Cyberslammed: Understand, Prevent, Combat And Transform The Most Common Cyberbullying Tactics by Kay Stephens and Vinitha Nair
A must-read reputation management book for elementary, middle, and high school educators, this book explores all aspects of modern cyberbullying from the student, parent, and educator perspectives. The strategies used offer very practical and useful research-based approaches. Read our detailed review of Cyberslammed here.
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