Even though in some cases are worse than others (sadly) but in our situation my ds12 is 5'7 and in football but not that great in this sport but he has fun. Well my dh told me today that our ds is getting verbally bullied by a boy who is shorter than him. (Not sure if that matters but this is what he told my dh) he also told my dh not to tell me (I don't know why).
Anyway I told my dh the only thing I can say or do for him is to ignore the guy and report him to the counselor's office. And only IF this boy tries to hit him my ds has the right to defend himself but we do not encourage physical fighting.
What would you do ladies?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:15 PM on Oct. 25, 2013 in Tweens (9-12)
Answer by m-avi at 2:22 PM on Oct. 25, 2013
What kind of things is he saying to your DS? If they are threats then I would take those serious and report it to the school and see how they handle it.
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:23 PM on Oct. 25, 2013
I would go & speak to the Coach first. I would ask him to reiterate during practice that there will be no bullying (verbal or physical) allowed. Sometimes kids need to be reminded. My Son's school has assembly's regularly on no bullying allowed & they have no bully days where everyone wears purple.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:47 PM on Oct. 25, 2013
Answer by Crafty26 at 3:13 PM on Oct. 25, 2013
Definition: Bullying is defined as the repeated and intentional use by one or more students of a written,
verbal, or electronic expression or a physical act or gesture or any combination thereof, directed
at a victim. Bullying is characterized by an imbalance of physical, psychological or emotional
• Causes physical or emotional harm to the target or damage to the victim’s property
• Places the target in reasonable fear of harm to himself/herself or of damage to his/her
• Creates a hostile environment at school for the target
• Infringes on the rights of the target at school
• Materially and substantially disrupts the education process or the orderly operation of a
Answer by Crafty26 at 3:17 PM on Oct. 25, 2013
Well the best deterrent for bullies is friends get him to surround himself with friends it doesn't matter their social rank just that he has some. Also it wouldn't hurt if you made some serious eye contact with this bullie kid. My husband always says short men suffer from little man syndrome they have to over compensate and it stems from insecurity and fear. Or he could be gay lol
Answer by pinkparcel at 4:22 PM on Oct. 25, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 4:37 PM on Oct. 25, 2013
Answer by mrsmom110 at 9:13 AM on Oct. 26, 2013
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 11:37 AM on Oct. 26, 2013
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