Answer by dancer at 8:13 AM on May. 8, 2011
Answer by hibbingmom at 5:17 AM on May. 8, 2011
Answer by gwen20 at 5:40 AM on May. 8, 2011
Answer by chica679 at 10:14 AM on May. 8, 2011
Answer by KTMOM at 12:45 PM on May. 12, 2011
First, let them handle it on his/her own. If it continues, report it to the teacher. Escalate up the chain of command as necessary. I did this and everything was ignored until finally my son shoved the bully into a windowsill. End of problem.
Answer by 1smartcookie at 1:16 PM on May. 12, 2011
Answer by xmama_bellax at 6:58 AM on May. 8, 2011
I've done a lot of research on this...was involved with a local task force looking into it. There is not much one person can do. When you teach a child to speak out for himself - like stuff that protects against abduction and sexual abuse - you are teaching them it's OK to bully. They don't have the judgement on when it's OK to do this and they bully. From what I've researched, it's the climate that the school administration creates that make it easier or harder for kids to become bullies. And even when everyone is on board, it can take 3+ years for the climate to change.
My best advice is to go through the appropriate channels, especially if this is happening at school - every school has a policy. If you don't get satisfaction, keep going up the chain of command. And...you will not be able to find out what is 'done' to the bully due to confidentiality.
Answer by JSD24 at 7:41 AM on May. 8, 2011
Answer by dancer at 8:15 AM on May. 8, 2011
Answer by dancer at 1:49 PM on May. 8, 2011