Monday, August 29, 2011

Dear Bully: Blogger Edition-Sharing Your Story

Dear Bully: Blogger Edition was started here at The Crazy Bookworm to promote the novel Dear Bully by 70 Various Young Adult Authors who share their personal stories with bullying, and to contribute to the end of bullying.

This is the final Dear Bully: Blogger Edition post. Thank you to everyone who was a part of this, bloggers, authors, readers, etc.

Come back tomorrow for the Dear Bully: Blogger Edition wrap up!

This story comes from: Faye

"I wasn't personally bullied but I wanted to share the story of my friends son who is currently being bullied. He is a very sweet kid but kind of small for his age. I think that's why they bully him. While he walks to school, he carries a stick to protect himself. Just the other day, the 3 boys who bully him beat him up so bad he had a black eye, whiplash and a bone fracture. The sad thing is, the schools zero tolerance policy means that this poor boy, and NOT the bullies, was removed from all events at the school. He sits in a room alone from the start of school till the end. He has no interaction and if he wants to go outside, they force him to go out when no one is out there and clean up garbage. The school has done nothing against these 3 boys who are significantly older than he is. It's sad that no one can or is willing to do anything to help him. And he is so depressed, that at 10 years old, he told his principal ""I don't understand why I'm being punished because I get beat up? What kind of life is this? I might as well kill myself."" The principal failed to report the death threats this boy makes numerous times to anyone. When it was brought up in a meeting the principal simply said ""I didn't think it was serious enough to warrant any actions.""

Bullying is out of control and it needs to stop!"
Thank you so much for sharing this story, Faye! While doing this project, I have noticed that the proper school authority(i.e. teachers, principals) are seriously lacking in their obligation to protect their students. I find this extremely shocking and scary. Parents are putting their trust in the school board to teach and protect their children while they are apart. The fact that they aren't would make me very uncomfortable if I were a parent, sending my child off to school. I hope the school boards get their act into gear, and start stepping up. Actions speak louder then words. If they don't obey what their own school handbook says, it's obvious that certain kids will not also. They need to be role models.
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1 comment:

  1. It's great that you are bringing attention to bullying! No person should have to deal with that. Great blog. New follower!

    Tia @ Falling For Books


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