I am so over bullies. And I mean real bullying...either with words or fists. My 7th grader has been dealing with bullying all year. He is a pretty passive person and has had issues with kids making fun of him before in other schools (we move around a lot due to the military); but has always found a couple good friends and he was good to go.
However, in this school, it just won't stop! We have talked to the parents, the teachers, our son has gone to his school counselor...NOTHING. This morning we spoke with the 7th grade principal and hopefully things will get taken care of!
To all those that have kids that bully others...whether it is by making fun of someone, taking their lunch, hitting, etc...STOP...you are damaging other kids. It is hurtful and sad and just plain mean. Just because a kid doesn't fight back with his fists to your constant taunting and stealing of his lunch doesn't mean he isn't hurting from your words and actions. Grow-up, have some respect and compassion and go hang out with the kids that WANT to hang out with you...STOP picking on the kids that want NOTHING to do with you! Let them live their lives how they want...they don't need your help.
Thank goodness we are moving...we cannot get out of here soon enough!!!