Bullying - Update

November 26, 2008 1:44pm CST
Thankyou all to those who replied to my discussion yesterday offering great advice. I went and talked to the headmistress today and told her about what happened to my daughter and how badly I felt she was being treated. The headmistress made the mistake of trying to bring up my daughter's past behaviour and so I threw a polite icy fit at her. I've told her (and done so) that I am contacting the Local Education Authority about the matter, The Child Protection Team at the social services regional headquarters and made a formal complaint to the police. Oh, and just because I could (and have the means to actually do so) I told her that if anything else occurred, I would be ignoring the local media in order to get the story out to the national newspapers. Needless to say she has done a complete U-Turn and is now apologising profusely and has promised to make sure that any time my daughter wishes to speak to her, she has full permission to simply walk out of class to do so if someone is picking on her. Hopefully, my response to her was enough of a shock that she will actually keep her word, especially as the Child Protection Team has said that they will investigate the school for any other kinds of bullying. I just want to thank you all again for your wonderful replies in my other thread. You are a wonderful community and made me feel a whole lot better about the situation. Seph xx
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@littleone3 (2065)
26 Nov 08
Good for you for taking a stand. I am so glad that you got everything sorted i would have done the same in your position. I hope that every thing works out for your daughter now. It a shame you had to go this far to get the school to listen i hope they have learnt a lesson in all this.
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26 Nov 08
Thanks for the reply littleone! I just wish she had listened earlier and taken these steps sooner and then I wouldn't have had to be so heavy handed about the whole thing but better late than never right? Thanks again!
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• Japan
27 Nov 08
I didn't read your other thread but I am glad that you got some kind of promise from the headmistress. I have had my sons bullied for years, I think I spent as much at the school as they did!! My 2nd son became so bad that last year I thought I would loose him to sucide. Fortually we found an alternative school run by the city (I'm in Japan by the way). This has helped him a lot and has given him the confidence to go forward. But isn't it sad that the only time any action is taken is when the school is threatened to be exposed in the media. That was how I got action here as well. I hope your daughter is well and what ever has happened will be resolved. Take care and give your daughter a hug from a Mom in Japan! Jacks
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@hildas (3031)
26 Nov 08
This is great news. I cannot believe she actually tried again to bring up your daughters past. This had nothing to do with this matter. I am so pleased that you told her all of this. You have done excellent. She seems a very strange woman. I am so glad she has wised up and is taking this serious now. She should of done this all before. I really wish you and your daughter all the best with this. I hope it all stops and your daughter can be happy. Take care sephrenia
26 Nov 08
Thankyou for replying to the message! I'm glad she finally listened to me too. It was a long time coming but very very worth it!
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@hildas (3031)
27 Nov 08
Thank you. I really hope things will get better.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
26 Nov 08
I hadn't seen your other discussion yet but wanted to say that I am glad you put your foot down to the headmistress and let her know how you felt about the mistreatment of your daughter and her lack of doing her duties as the headmistress! I hope this straightens the woman out, and have a wonderful day!
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