Bullying is Downplayed

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Hello, Moms! I joined this group because my 10 year old daughter has experienced bullying at her school and school administration, the regional office and even the district has done nothing to help her. She is being tormented by an older girl who is conniving and knows how to work her charm with adults. She has been teased, socially excluded, and publicly humiliated. The school staff continues to downplay this bullying to "girl drama" and "bickering". We are moving to another area so she will be able to be transferred to another school. The girl that has been tormenting my daughter has endured no consequences. The principal, assistant principal, and teachers have had the nerve to blame my daughter for the bullying and that she instigates it! I am in Florida and there are laws which prohibit bullying of any kind. School administration is required to follow a protocol. I am appalled how school officials are not held accountable for continuously violating the law. Our children have the right to attend a safe learning environment. Enough is enough! We as mothers have to be our child's advocate. No one else will fight for them.

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Michelle - posted on 02/10/2017

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Kari - posted on 02/08/2017

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My 13 yr old daughter is being bullied & has been labeled as having preceiving every thing not accurately.
The school recommended her for counseling, of which I completely agreed to a couple of weeks ago, and when I didn't use the agency they recommended but was working on trying find a youth counselor that bettter fit our families schedule and said until I can find someone my daughter will be speaking with our pastor, they called me in for a meeting & told me about her perception issue with bullying and may or may not need medicated. After I sat through the meeting, excused myself & left. I had children protective services called on mye for not following through with such a serious reccommdation. Now not only does my daughter continue to be bullied by a child but also by the administration who is telling others to not get involved with my daughter she is troubled. My next step is the police & my lawyer. Unless anyone has any other suggestions.

Rosaland - posted on 04/03/2014

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Thanks Kelsey it makes you wonder what this childs parents are like. She gets it from them maybe they are bullies to. Cristina I'm on your side we have to protect our kids, I'm in the military and i believe that we need to have a couple of drill instructors visit the schools and get up in all of the bullies faces and let them know how it feels to be picked on. Some intervention would help a lot. Because a lot of these parents think their kids are angels at school, and we need hidden cameras at these schools so we can show the parents how their kids really act at school.

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I'm so sorry this is happening to your daughter. I'm sorry that the school isn't doing anything about it either. I would move my daughter to a different school too. It's a shame you have to even do that. Have you tried calling the girls parents? You said she is manipulative towards adults but I wonder if the parents are easily manipulated.
I agree with Rosaland with telling your daughter to keep her head up in the mean time. Self defense classes are a great idea.

Rosaland - posted on 04/03/2014

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Im sorry you had to move. I know fighting is not the answer but sometimes these kids parents need a swift kick. I tell my daughter to steer clear of bullies and i know they find kids to pick on. I tell her to ignore them. Bullies have low self esteem and are intimidated by confident people. Tell your baby to keep her head up and don't let anyone ruin her day tell her to smiling because if they know they can get to you they will never stop. Now I had some issues in school with a bully I got feed up and yes I went to blows but she left me alone and we became friends. I realized that she was being tortured herself she was a slow learner and took it out on me, to make a long story short fighting doesn't solve things but Iet her take some defense classes she will love them and it boost their confidence. Sometimes it takes giving them a good ***** whipping I'm just saying. Good luck keep that head up.

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