What to do if Your Child is Bullied
Everyone has the right to live peacefully, without being harassed, taunted or threatened. This is especially true for children while at school. Bullying has become a problem, unlike any other time in history. Social media and technology have made bullying a problem even when students are away from school. However, you are not powerless to protect your child’s physical and mental well being. There are steps you can take.
The school becomes responsible for taking action as soon as you inform them of the problem. Inform them in writing and keep track of all correspondence with teachers, administrators and counselors. If there is a benefit of technology and bullying, it is the available paper trail of everything bullies post. You should keep records of all of the acts of bullying that occur over social media to support your case if the school fails to take appropriate action.
Stay vigilant with school officials who are not taking enough action to resolve the situation. Try to make appointments and schedule meetings with any party that can help put a stop to the bullying. Keep detailed notes about all requests for meetings and during any meetings that take place. A clear record documents the failures of the school in the event that you need to take legal action against the school in the future. The physical and emotional harm being done to children can be deep and severe.
Unfortunately, sometimes the only way to get schools to take notice is to take action through the legal system. You can count on the Murfreesboro attorneys at Kidwell, South, Beasley and Haley, Attorneys at Law to take a stand for your child if the school has failed to stop the bullying. Call us at 615-893-1331 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.