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For about two years my daughter has been victim of bullying at school. We have made aware authorities of the issue several times in the past. However the school did not deal with the offender effectively (basically they only issued warning to the offender) and the bullying has reach such a build up that my daughter is now terrified to go to school and the school now inplies that my daughter is faking it. it has come to a phase where the school is protecting the offender and ignoring the victim. What can i do.




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For about two years my daughter has been victim of bullying at school. We have made aware authorities of the issue several times in the past. However the school did not deal with the offender effectively (basically they only issued warning to the offender) and the bullying has reach such a build up that my daughter is now terrified to go to school and the school now inplies that my daughter is faking it. it has come to a phase where the school is protecting the offender and ignoring the victim. What can i do.


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Lisa @ School Family writes:
Photoworks- That is so frustrating that the school is not taking bullying seriously. Sounds like it's time to bump it up a level -- go to the superintendent or school board about this. If they are not responsive contact the media. Also, is changing her to another school an option? Here is a site you may find helpful: http://www.facebook.com/CruelsNotCool
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LiviaMcCoy writes:
Another thought--if you are able to give her a fresh start somewhere else, it would be good for her to get some counseling to help her learn how to deal with bullies. Some of the time, the way a person responds can stop the bully from continuing. I know this is not the total answer, but it might help her. I have known of students who went from setting to setting and continued to get bullied because they did not know how to respond when it happens.
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jesse writes:
my child is a victom of bullying and some times it gets so bad she doesnt even want to go to school and what i tell her is live and let live and it means if you are being bullyed and they say mean things to you you say nice things to theme so they will feel guilty later on that there being mean to you and your being nice to then and that worked cause the bully became her friend and it helps
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ihatebullying writes:
make sure the police and government deal with the school. press charges against the administrators. thats what i would to dear. that stuff is just wrong, and if it happens in school and they dont do shit? i would take it to court!
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