Adults who are bullied by kids

Eva - posted on 10/04/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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There is plenty of talk about bulling but for some reason the subject of this post is almost never discussed. I am writing is because this is what I believe I experience and I don't find any support anywhere I turn. There is a pack of kids in my neighborhood who do whatever they want and when parents either try to prevent their beating on their child or their verbal abuse they become targets themselves. I with great difficulty (the kid was not listing to my cries) stopped older and bigger kid hitting my son. The kid moved onto me but stopped very closed to my face only seeing me determined to see what is going to happen. I warned the kid that the next time I will make sure the police and school will be notified. Since then I get bullied behind my back...at bus stop, at the park, on my way home...whenever I appear there are disrespectful talks behind my back, laughs, harassing ... Even though I witnessed the fight my son was blamed and I was blamed for interfering ...my yelling to stop it understood as harassing and I am being treated with disrespect of a highest degree. The bunch of kids who witnessed it all lies about it saying that my son and I caused it all. Those kids are like a gang of self supporting bullies whose purpose is to drive all adults away from their side so they rule the neighborhood. I talked to the mother of the kid who started beating on my child she seems not to be concerned by anything her son does, she supports him fully and believes he is telling the truth even though my son would not have any means to start the fight with him since he is much smaller and younger. Her attitude towards me was - back of for I know important people and you cannot do anything about it... Her son yells to my face " I can do whatever I want and neither the police nor the school can do anything about it ..." and her attitude is exactly the same...I am the one who sees the behavior for I am around, I enter parks with my son...she is never there and she stands by his side no matter what he did..no matter that she has all the indications that things may be different that he describes. Now I cannot walk in peace for the little gang yells, laughs and bullies me on daily basis...."what can you do....nothing...nothing..." The saddest thing is that I did call the police and the truth is they are right...They cannot do anything until the kid is certain age....Until then as he knows..he can do it all...LIke one 11 years old who stabbed a 15 year old for getting on his nerves...He is still around....nobody knows who he is but he cannot be jailed and he cannot be send out anywhere. Now the 10year old tells me that he is above the law. What do you think about it...? Is it not confusing and humiliating being bullied by little kids? Did you ever experienced it...Is the silence about it cause by the embarrassment an adult may feel?

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Eva - posted on 10/04/2015

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Thank you for replying. I forgot to say that I am in Canada and live in a not too good neighborhood. It was predominantly Indian but it changed for some other group is gradually moving in... The policeman said only to empower my son so he can solve his problems by himself but he is 7 year old and in this neighborhood I really need to be around all the time...I think nobody knows what is the solution. I thank you fro your advice. Ignoring is good but so painful and humiliating when I need to allow being harassed in front of others...

Dove - posted on 10/04/2015

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It's a load of crap that the police can not do anything because of their age.... There can be police records filed and the court can pursue it. Jail? No, but they can and should be doing something to stop harassment... that is their job and I would be speaking to higher ups.

Now... verbal harassment by a bunch of little brats I would ignore, but the moment one of them laid a hand on me.... charges would have been filed. Period.

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