I came across another good bully blog called “PSSST! BULLIES ARE B-O-R-I-N-G!” In the about area, it explains it’s written by a mom of a boy who spoke up about a bully and the school did nothing. Not an uncommon theme in any of these bully story sites. Take a visit to the site. It’s got some good articles and links. The about section says:
I’m the proud mom of a young man who spoke up about the bully who was standing in the way of his getting an education. A wonderful kid, my fifth-grade son attended a well-respected private school in Dallas. And while his classmates were learning reading, math, social studies, science and other academic subjects, my son was struggling daily to manage a bully.
Once my son spoke up, it didn’t take our family long to realize the answer to the problem was to leave the school. The institution had no formal policy surrounding bullying, was unwilling to punish the bully, did not make the bully apologize, and was ultimately unable to curtail the bullying.
As the parents of survivors of bullying will tell you, that is a very typical experience. Schools seldom act effectively to stop bullying. If you think I’m wrong about that, go report the bullying at your school and see what happens. You may be surprised. We were. Never would we have dreamed that the school would value the bully over the student being bullied. This blog is an effort to help educate everyone about bullying, and hopefully make progress to stop it, so that kids who go to school to learn will be able to do so.