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angelave

Junior Member
What is the name of your state?alabama
Can a 6 year old be charged with assault? My daughter continues to be verbally and physcially assaulted by one student even after a conference with the principal. I have my daughter on 3 waiting lists for other schools but in the mean time she has to continue where she is, the public school system is NOT an option nor am I in a postion to home school. I am at the point now where I have told my daughter to give as good as she has been given, but she can not hurt a fly, she shuddered at the thought of karate. Can the school withhold her grades when she does transfer? Is it possible to get remibursement because I have spent nearly $3000.00? Is this a criminal case or a civil case if it is necessary to draw the parents of the other child into this matter? Since it is there child causing all the trouble can I get retribution from them for all the extra expense of enrolling her in a new school or do I have to take a loss. NOT FAIR! :confused: :confused: :confused:
 


djohnson

Senior Member
Ah something sounds amiss here. Why is the other child doing this? Is it only your child that is the victim? Is there other classes in this school that one could be transferred to? What is not being said?
 

skimdlt

Junior Member
Some Info

From http://www.npfsac.com


“The British government has recently announced an $800 million dollar plan to deal with bullying in their schools. The U.S. government has recently announced that they would allocate 3.7 million to deal with bullying in U.S. schools. Although the United States is larger than the U.K., and more populated, we are unwilling to seriously deal with this problem. […] Victims/survivors of bullying must receive counseling after they have been bullied, especially if the bullying was prolonged and consistent. Like an abused and battered wife, bullied children don’t just get over abuse and bullying when it stops. An abused child needs to be told that they were not at fault for being bullied. Bullied children need services from their schools and implemented anti bullying programs, that will help build up their selfconfidence and get their thinking back towards positive goals for themselves and their future. Many bullied children have stopped thinking about their immediate future. The only “immediate future” that they can concentrate on is, how to get from one classroom to the next without being bullied.” (Bully Police USA, Inc., http://www.bullypolice.org/BullyPoliceUSA.pdf)

What is your childs school doing “To prevent bullying in schools and bullying related after-effects, which include: 1) Prevention of depression, PTSD, Anxiety and Stress related conditions caused from bullying 2) Prevention of suicides caused from bullying as well as school violence of all kinds. […] A child who is known to be a bully, and is not stopped from being a bully by school officials (who legally act in behalf of parents), is a child who is a victim of school neglect. Schools must not allow a known bully to continue bullying through their school careers. Early intervention into bullying behaviors always the best and most proactive approach to helping a child who is a bully. […] According to a study of a half million Norwegian children, by Dr. Dan Olweus, (reported in his book, Bullying at School, pg. 13), many children who are bullied will become bullies themselves. The Secret Service did a study that showed that almost 3/4 of the school shooters felt persecuted, bullied, threatened, attacked or injured by bullies prior to the shooting. (See Works Cited) Bullied children feel powerless as victims and so they begin to exert power on others believing bullying will restore their personal power. Because they know what it is like to be a victim of bullying, many “bullied-bullies” feel guilt when they bully others, but continue to bully so they can fit in with their peers. […] Bullied-bullies are also at risk for suicide or suicidal thoughts and actions. The guilt they experience from bullying others may become overwhelming. Many of these children become depressed over time and they may lose control by deciding to take their life. Depression is the number one cause of suicide. (Bully Police USA, Inc., http://www.bullypolice.org/BullyPoliceUSA.pdf)

From http://www.ncdjjdp.org/cpsv/Acrobatfiles/Stats_2003.pdf […] Nearly 60 percent of boys who researchers classified as bullies in grades six through nine were convicted of at least one crime by the age of 24. Even more dramatic, 40 percent of them had three or more convictions by age 24. (“Bullying Prevention is Crime Prevention,” Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2003) http://www.fightcrime.org/ […] Compared to their peers, kids who are bullied are five times more likely to be depressed. Bullied boys are four times more likely to be suicidal: bullied girls are eight times more likely to be suicidal. (“Bullying Prevention is Crime Prevention,” Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2003) http://www.fightcrime.org/

“Lack of intervention implies that bullying is acceptable and can be done without fear of consequences. Bullies and their accomplices need to understand the harm they cause and that their behavior will not be tolerated at school. They can change. Victims are often too fearful to ask an adult to intervene, but they can start by calling Kids Help Phone, or joining a Kids Help Phone online forum. The toll-free number is 1-800-668-6868, and the forum is at kidshelp.sympatico.ca. The Canada Safety Council anti-bullying initiative was funded by the National Strategy on Community Safety and Crime Prevention, the Government of Canada's initiative to help Canadians deal with the root causes of crime and victimization.“ (http://www.safety-council.org/info/child/bullies.html)
 
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skimdlt

Junior Member
Additional info

The Info is all there if you take the time to view the sites, which parents who are in dire need do. In addition, Canadians also read these posts!!!


More info:

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2000 P St. NW, Suite 240, Washington, DC 20036, (202)776-0027 go to http://www.fightcrime.org/ "contact your elected officials" and contact your officials (lower right hand corner) re:
  • Substantial Gang and Youth Violence Reduction Funding At Stake!
  • Urge Congress to Increase Funding for Investments in Kids that Prevent Crime

http://www.bullypolice.org
WANTED: Bully Police USA Volunteers/Directors for each State. This is compassionate service given to bullied children who are not being heard. By fighting at the State level for common sense laws, parents and bullied children will have recourse to demand a safe and secure environment within their schools. Guidelines, (anti bullying laws), are like road signs, when there are road signs, traffic runs smoothly and safely, but without road signs chaos follows. Most States are in "bullying chaos" and many children are traumatized every day at school with no help in sight. If you are proactive and have a passion to stop bullying in your State, please email Brenda at bl.high (at sign) gmail (period/dot) com
 

angelave

Junior Member
Thank you for the response. I have put my daughter in another school where she is doing very well without being attacked. I have retained a lawyer to get my money back. It may cost more in the end but it is the principal that matters here not the amount. The school was wise enough not to withhold her grades and I haven't decided what to do about the child who attacked her. Probably nothing as it seems pointless, the school should have gotten rid of the child but they wanted the money more.
 

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