A childs time at school should be a happy one. A place for them to grow and develop academically and make new friends. A place free from humilition, oppression and abuse. Sadly, for many this is not to be - because they are being bullied. Bullying has a detrimental effect on a person's physical, emotional, academic and social well-being and many sufferers have long-term problems as a result of being bullied.
I was bullied at school for 5 years, left before sitting my exams and developed an eating disorder. Some 30 years later, it happened to my son. This was my worse nightmare - especially as the school was not supportive. It's over now and my son is at another school and is happy and thriving.
To help others affected by bullying I founded BulliesOut. We work with individuals, schools, youth and community settings.
If you, your children r anyone else you know is concerned about bullying, please visit www.bulliesout.com
Our website is full of helpful information and we have Online Mentors available daily between 5pm - 8pm