My Kid Is Bullied In School, What Should I Do? You wreak havoc! NOBODY TOUCHES MY KID! Seriously though, the first thing you need to do is to stay calm.
STAY CALM. Your kid is experiencing a lot of emotions due to bullying, the least you can do is add up to this. And kids tend to become silent when they see their parents reacting overly. It is not that they are afraid of you, they just love you so much that they don’t want to displease you. Kids will always be your fan and will always want to make you happy and not sad or mad.
Be calm and ask a few questions. Ask for details but do not pressure your kid. DO NOT SHOUT. DO NOT OVERACT. Assure your kid, ask them what they want to do. Never commit the mistake of blaming your kid. Assure them that you are with them and you support them whatever they want to do.
My Kid Is Bullied In School, What Should I Do?
REPORT THE INCIDENT. Report the incident to the adviser of your kid. You can go to school and talk to them in person or you can write them a letter. You can also write a letter to the principal or to the prefect of discipline.
I prefer writing straight to the prefect of discipline specially when the incident is serious like physical injury. My intention is not to bypass the teacher but I just want to speed up the process.
How to write an incident report? Here’s a sample letter of complaint bullying at school:
If you don’t want a meeting with the parents of the child, here’s another sample letter of complaint bullying at school asking just for the report:
TALK TO YOUR KID. Ask your kid how the investigation went. Ask your kid how it feels, is he/she OK with the way the investigation was conducted. Does she/he feel safer now? Also encourage your kid to speak when this happens again. Tell her/him that she can always count on you.
FOLLOW UP THE SCHOOL. If the school is really doing their job, you will get a feedback within the day. If you did not get a feedback within the day, follow-up the following day. Bullying is a very serious matter and if the school has an anti bullying policy, the matter should be their top priority.
My Kid Is Bullied In School, What Should I Do? Some bullying scenarios that is worth mentioning:
What if the parents of the child does not want to talk to you? Ask for a report from the school that you requested a meeting with the parents but the parents refused.
What if the teacher is the one bullying the student? You write a letter addressed to the principal and you hand it personally.
What if bullying happens inside the school bus? Write a letter to prefect of discipline or guidance councilor and clearly describe what happened.
If your child is bullied, let the school handle the situation and always stay calm.