How do u stop bullying with a 7 yr olds?

Vanessa - posted on 05/19/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 7 year old has been bullied and taunted by the same child all year. Now this school year is almost up in 2 weeks and my son had gotten in trouble for the past 2 weeks for standing up to this chilld finally. I have spoken with the principle and techer and they are aware it. But all they tell me is the child has anger issues. But I dont think its fair to my son. He makes up lies just so he don't have to go to school and I'm quite sick of it. And chances are they'll be put in the same class next year. What should I do?

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Louise - posted on 05/19/2011

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The next step would be to talk to the Board of Education. My friends son was being bullied in middle school and she wasn't getting any results. So I took it to the next level and sent an email to the BOE. The bulling has seemed to have stopped. The principle called the boys picking on the child into the office and they admitted to what they were doing. Then the principle called the bullies parents.

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Barb - posted on 05/19/2011

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Just know, going into this, the school's primary concern is legal action against the school and making sure they have their t's crossed and their i's dotted.

Request in WRITING that your son and this child not be put in the same class. Put everything in writing and document everything. Talk to your child's teachers and let them know there is a problem with the bully and him targeting your child.

If they are anything like my son's school, you won't get the parents name or ever know of any punishment the bully gets. That child's anger issues belong to him and his parents and it's the school's responsibility to offer a safe learning environment for everyone. And if part of this child's anger issue is antagonized by seeing your son, it is in the school's best interest to keep the two of them apart.

If you can establish with the school, again, in writing, that they are aware of this issue, it will then be their responsibility to protect both of these children. It will put them on notice that you know and they know what they have to do.

If your son is put in the same class with this kid next year after you do this, get a lawyer.

Vanessa - posted on 05/19/2011

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I also think thats a good idea!!!! I just might have to go to boe! Thanks! Cus this has to stop!

Vanessa - posted on 05/19/2011

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Thanks meghan. I have met with school officals but nnot parents. I think thatts a very good idea!!!!!

Meghan - posted on 05/19/2011

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Oh, I am so sorry that you or anyone else for that matter, should have to go through this. You are so right, it is not fair that this bully doesnt get punishment just because he has "anger issues". You can absolutely request that your son be in a separate classroom form this kid based on the simple fact that he is a distraction for your child. Also, have you requested a meeting with his parents? If you havent I would try informing them myself about there sons bullying and how it is effecting you son. As far as your son being reprimanded for defending himself, to that I say,If you and your son have an understanding of what is an exceptable form of self defense, verbal or otherwise, than I say screw the school! I would advise you to teach your son (if you already haven't) that he should, no matter what, stay true to himself. You also should be aloud to just "show up" at his school to observe. If you can do that without your son or this bully knowing you are there, maybe you can get a better idea of how to approch this matter. Again, no child should ever be made to feel less than. My thoughts are with you....

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