Bullies on school playground?

United States
February 10, 2008 12:47pm CST
Bullies are a problem in many schools today and is more prevalent than many of us recognize. If your child was bullied, they may not even tell you. What would you do if you found your child was being bullied and threatened by classmates or older grade children? Would the teacher or principal be able to resolve the incident? Is there other action that you can take?
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@Jemina (5783)
19 Feb 08
I know this bullying issue is quite debatable and there seems to have no solution for it. This monster has been around for so many years and unless the school has a strong policy for it, many are become victims. Bullying comes in many forms and bullies know exactly when, how, and who to attack. It can be as simple as eye contact or making faces. Even if the school has a policy against them, still bullies will find ways and places to attack their victims. Example in the classroom of ten students, bullies can attack when teacher is busy on the board or when her attention is on other students. Some educators recommend that students try to look confident so as not to attract predators. Teachers and principals should be able to correct this problem as soon as they detect it on students. For teachers, they can simply befriend the bullies and find out why they are behaving that way. Once the cause of the problem is known, it would be easier to find ways on how to cure it.
@kykidd (6819)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I think contacting the child's parents would be a major step in the right direction. They may not know how the child is acting in school. It may also be helpful to set up a playdate, of course it would need to be chaperoned.