Bullied at School: Listen to Your Kids Because It Just May Save Their Lives by Morgan Hawthorne
My 10-year-old is one of those children who always seems happy. He shakes things off and keeps on going with life … until this year. I noticed that he was smiling less and dreading school (which he has always loved) more and more. I started asking Aiden and his teacher what was going on and found out that he was being severely bullied – and no one told me.
A week later he was pulled into the woods and beat up. I called the principal who told me that no one witnessed it, so it didn't happen. A month later his face was smashed in by a child on the bus so badly that we were forced to throw away his blood-drenched clothes. Again, no one saw who did it so no one was reprimanded.
Last Friday was the last straw when he was shoved into a bucket in gym class while children circled him, teased him and beat him. The gym teacher saw nothing. I pulled Aiden from that school and we switched counties and schools.
Some adults at school are not protecting our children. Pay attention. This is how suicide starts – by people feeling all alone with no way out. Please talk to your children every day after school. Make sure that they know that there are adults who love them. You might just safe their life.