I came into work this morning and heard a young mother talking about bullying. It's one thing that truly upsets me. Another mother and I started to stand up against bullying in our town. It got out of control to the point there were kids committing suicide. Truly horrible. So, when I heard this young mother talking about her son being bullied, I jumped up from my seat and went over to talk to her to give her some advice on how to handle things.
One thing I learned was to be a huge advocate for my son. The schools knew me very well. I read up on the local laws to see what responsibilities the school had vs me as a parent.
I found bullying forms that could be completed and knew what the school's policy was. The most important part was to document everything. The schools know what they have to do and some schools will avoid doing it because they need to abide by the state laws and they didn't want to stand out as a bad school.
Don't let the schools ignore this and don't let the other parents not know what is going on. Often parents don't realize what their child behavior is like in school vs home. If the parents are not reacting to the situation and your child is being harmed, then step it up a notch and go to the authorities.
Find groups that will support you and be the biggest pain in the you know what at that school until you are satisfied with their actions. You are your child's biggest advocate and nobody else will stand up for them like you.
The conversation this morning broke my heart and I can't seem to let go of it. His mother asked why he didn't defend himself and her son said "Mommy, God didn't put me here to be mean." She was in tears and I was tearing up myself.
It's so unfair for these kids and with social media it's a million times worse. They can't get away from the bullying. This poor child has not been eating lunch and has been hit. He's been not going to school because he has been sick. I wasn't surprised when I asked what town he went to school in because this town has been famous for bullying.
Knowing that excuse, I knew right away that he's being bullied. I went through the same thing with my son except I didn't know at the time that it was going on. It wasn’t until he was missing a lot of school and he decided to sign himself out of school and drop out. It's been horrible and he struggles now more than anything. He was receiving help with reading comprehension and now that he has to go to adult education, they don't provide any services to help him.
So, if you notice something out of the ordinary happening with your child. Try to get them to talk and make sure the school is protecting them when they are there.
I want to investigate some programs for her and have someone come in to our office to talk to all parents as an event through our Women’s Network. Has anyone else dealt with this or have a good solution on getting the schools on board with the problem?
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