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You cannot dismiss school bullying as kids being kids anymore. It is time where you are hearing about countless suicides and school shootings. It is hard for a child to thrive socially and academically in a dysfunctional environment. Read on to find out how to make your child feel safe while trying to get an education.
Reach Out To School Personnel
Most bullies want to keep their victims isolated. Parents must reach out to as many people necessary to make the bullying comes to an end. If you reached out to the teacher and get a downplayed response, then you should continue to contact other school personnel. It helps to follow the chain of command, which includes the teacher, school social worker, guidance counselor and principal. If your needs are still not met, then you should contact the school board, Parent Teacher Association or superintendent.
It is normal to feel very emotional about your child being mistreated. However, you should not demand an on the spot meeting. It helps to call ahead for an appointment with school personnel.
Do Not Participate In Peer-To-Peer Conflict Resolution
The school focus is to resolve the conflict between the students. It is common for them to suggest a Peer-to-Peer conflict resolution. This meeting puts the bully and the victim in the same room to discuss the situation. The mediator is trying to determine what needs to be done to resolve the bullying.
It is common for the bully to say what the adults want to hear. He or she will probably be laughing about the meeting with friends after it is over. This meeting can be very uncomfortable for the victim and the bullying can get worse.
Get Legal Representation
If you are concerned about your child's safety, then you should even get the local police involved. When the bullying becomes serious, you may want to hire an association attorney. Some lawyers are dedicated to certain issues. It helps to schedule an appointment and to ask a lawyer about your legal options.
Schools have a duty to provide students with a safe learning environment. Local and state lawmakers have taken it further. They understand the effects of bullying and want to protect all children. Laws and model policies are in place to help districts and schools to address bullying.
Parents send their children to school for a good education. It is hard to get that education when you do not feel safe.Contact a law firm, like Sauro & Bergstrom, PLLC, for more help.