My son is being bullied Help!!!

@serenae (161)
United States
January 24, 2007 1:55pm CST
My 10 yr old son is getting bullied in school. I have gone to the school, and talked to his teacher and the vice principal. They have talked to everyone in his class about bulling. Well he is still being bullied. One kid even threatened to bring a gun to school. All the school did to him was put him in in school suspension for a day. I am at a loss on what to do next. Does anyone have any suggestions?
4 responses
• United States
24 Jan 07
Sure. My sister n law had the same problem and the school wouldnt help her. She called the police and they went to the bullys house and talked to him, that got him to stop right away!
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@serenae (161)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Thanks! That is a good suggestion. I might have to do that because sometimes my son comes home and cries. He is a very sensitive little boy. He thinks everyone is his friend, and tries to make everyone like him. He just doesn't understand that you can't please everyone.
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• United States
27 Jan 07
I agree totally!! It will give them a perspective of what's to come if they don't address their children's behaviour.
• United States
24 Jan 07
This post really upset me. So amny terrible things have happened in our childrens' schools due to the lack of concern of bullying. After Columbine I thought this country would take things a bit more seriously. The first thing i would do if I were in this situation is go directly to the parents. It is absolutely ridiculous for any child to be made to feel uncomfortable or scared at school. A child is supposed to feel safe and secure...especially at school where most of their time is spent! How is a child supposed to get ahead and learn the tools they need to be productive adults when they can't even feel safe? It's a big failure on the schools part and the parents. My son is 3 and when he came home with a bite mark I didn't hesitate to ask the teachers which child had done it and then I went straight to the parents. Needless to say it did not happen again. If that doesn't work either then maybe finding a new school is the answer. I am a big believer in putting kids in private school. Education is the most important thing for our children..and I know I would personally go to any length to ensure my child receives the best education possible. Not to mention if anyone threatened my kid i would do anything in my power to make it stop. No kid should have to be scared to go to school. Teachers are supposed to be trustworthy.
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• Indonesia
24 Jan 07
This is a very scary situation. How about moving him to another school that close by, in your area? Or perhabs a home schooling also can be taken as an option? Bullying is quite serious issue here in the UK. I wish all the best with you and your family.
@serenae (161)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Thank you. It is a serious issue here to. I worry about him everyday. Especially since he doesn't understand why these kids are picking on him. It got so bad one time he ended up with a bloody nose. It really scares me. His dad isn't in his life so all he has is me. I am just so frustrated.
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• India
27 Jan 07
Bedtime stories on Heroes from the history will help. He is bullied because he presents a picture of weakness. Put him on an Exercise regime to build his self confidence level.Teach him to do household chores.Take him out in the open regularly and make him run,climb small trees/rocks.