“I had a bad day mom. All the kids bullied me and the teachers didn’t do anything”.
“Everyone laughed at me in PE and called me a baby…the teachers laughed too”
“A kid put up his middle finger at me and all she said was she didn’t see it…the cameras right there”
The list can go on and on with the stories heard in the last two months but Lets stop for a second and ponder on the question…how does a parent send their child back to a school environment such as this?
It is one thing to have your child be bullied, teased, and even physically injured by a student peer, but to think the teachers or staff are present when the incident occurs is unacceptable. Especially when the student is in a “therapeutic” environment where positive life skills and behaviors are described to be priority.
The golden rule was once taught: “Treat others how you want to be treated”. It’s sad but it no longer exist in 2017. Instead we have discrimination at its finest, boldly presented in your face, daring the parent or student pursue it.
It leaves me absolutely speechless when I experience a child expressing the hurt they feel from being laughed at while school staff do nothing. Or to hear a child say,
“I hid in a locker because that’s what bullies do to people and that’s how I felt, so I put myself in there.”
No child should feel such low self esteem of themselves. I have had enough. If you are blessed to have a child express bullying to you, please do not stand by and do nothing. By the time he comes to you he has already dealt with it for a while…and is calling for help. You are obligated to help!
As for our school staff sitting in silence?
God sees all and children are our future. If you allow them To be damaged from bullying as you watch, what do we have to look for in the future!