Lydia Greico shares both experience and expertise in her book Because It’s Wrong: Bullies vs. Nazis.
Bullying is a social issue. It is happening almost everywhere- on school campuses, in offices, in random places, and even in our own homes. Sadly, because it is everywhere, and it happens every day, we tend to view it as a normal occurrence, a phase in our school, something that we have to get used to. It is not. For author Lydia Greico, it is wrong and it needs to stop. Her book Because It’s Wrong: Bullies vs Nazis talks about how bullying evolves, its various forms, and how we can help eradicate this toxic culture.
Because It’s Wrong: Bullies vs. Nazis
Because It’s Wrong: Bullies vs Nazis is a book written by Lydia Greico. It was published on December 5, 2017, Greico wrote the book using life experiences and her vast knowledge of bullying. The book contains personal accounts and Greico’s own understanding of the issue. The book is divided into 13 chapters.
In her book, Lydia Greico defines bullying and the many different forms of bullying. Readers will find Greico’s expertise on the subject matter very enlightening. Lydia Greico discussed how bullying evolves, how it affects children and other victims. More importantly, Greico offers possible solutions and how families and communities can contribute to the campaign against bullying.
She ends the first chapter with a definitive statement on why we should stop bullying. The succeeding chapters tackle more serious topics such as the historical and political aspects of bullying. Greico highlights the various atrocities and assaults on dignity committed by Nazis in various concentration camps. Greico traces the history of bullying, from the time of Jesus Christ to the bullying of the Native Americans and eventually the holocaust.
Overall, Because It’s Wrong: Bullies vs Nazis provides a comprehensive view of bullying. Greico dissects the issue and presents to readers profound solutions to the problem. The book is not too lengthy and is concise. It promises to not only educate readers on the various forms of bullying but also to correct our preconceived ideas about how bullying works and how to counter it. Greico writes with sincerity and empathy. From a psychiatric technician’s perspective, Lydia Greico invites us to take a closer look at the issue which affects our society.
Awareness and Fighting Back
Today, there is a steady rise in bullying cases in America. Bullying affects nearly one in three children, from grades six through 10. In teenagers, six out of ten witness bullying in school on a daily basis. It is most rampant in schools as 160,000 children miss school every day because they are very afraid of being attacked or ridiculed by other students. A study showed that 75% of school shooting incidents have been linked to bullying. Author Lydia Greico hopes to raise awareness and educate people about bullying. She believes in the idea that we can eliminate the culture of bullying through education and actually fighting back.
About the Author
Lydia Greico is a retired licensed psychiatric technician for many years. In 2006, Greico completed her MA degree in Occupational Studies from California State University in Long Beach. Lydia suffered bullying while she was growing up. That is why Lydia Greico feels strongly against bullying and suicide. After her retirement, she continued to advocate for people and take part in various anti-bullying campaigns.
The author also writes regular blogs about bullying in order to help others understand more about the issue. Her write-ups also inspire others to cope with the effects of bullying. Lydia Greico is the author of two other books, Fun with Pharmacology: Pharmacology Made Simple and Stop Bullying Because It’s Wrong.