November 24, 2017 at 10:54 am #820
Had anyone ever dealt with a very manipulative bully? My 9 year old son is being picked on by his classmate. The kid actually harasses everyone in the class but zones in on my kid. The problem is he is very charming to adults & a pathological lier (always has been, but the older he is getting the darker lies are becoming) so he just lies & cries his way out of trouble every time. It’s both psychological & physical, going on since start of the school year & it’s getting worse. I think since he keeps getting away with it & never gets any punishment. I have to pick my son up right by the door as he gets punched & tripped by the other kid on way out. Yesterday his dad was there glaring at us, I reckon the kid is lying to his parents too. I know my son is telling the truth as So many kids have told me about it & even few of the mums said it to me that their kids told them & are very anxious about it. It’s even left marks (hair pulled out & bruises) I have seen the boy attack two other classmates but never my son. The teacher is nice but very wish washy (I don’t know who to believe etc, even though the entire class telling her what they saw). My little fella has turned from being confident & happy to very jumpy & nervous and is begging not to go to school. It’s really stressing me out. Does anyone have advice? Being thinking of putting hidden camera on him to catch the bully in action?
November 28, 2017 at 4:35 pm #821
Dear Moma Bear,
I am sorry to hear your troubles, that sounds awful.
Firstly, it is awful that the bullying has been going on for so long. Some teachers just do not have the skills to tackle bullying situations.
The class teacher has a duty of care to your child and if it has been established that your son is being bullied (i.e. is unable to defend himself against this boy), there should be sanctions put in place for the pupil exhibiting bullying behaviour.
If the class teacher cannot tackle the situation, I would discuss this with the Principal. If you still do not get any satisfaction from the school, a letter to the Board of Management is your next step.
I hope this was helpful.
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