- An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
- Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.
We have been dealing with this at Marcus' school- not too sure if I am happy how it was handled when initially informed- however I do like his teachers
You see Marcus has been bullied since October- who knew- I did not until the end of February when it all came to a head- it has begun with name calling and teasing about his glasses - then it was moved to being asked to copy homework and M said no and was called a F... A... in which horrified me- he was also called the N word and everything hit the fan when I went to drop him off at school for an event and he did not want to be seen with me- why his answer I am white he is black and they will ask why- and I will have to explain- (meanwhile half his school is this way).
Well it was more to that - they know he is adopted he has shared his story with some- and with that the punk kids said his "real' mom did not want him - which tore him up inside - Once this all happened and I was able to discuss with him- I said honey - I am your real mom and your birth mom was not a matter of not wanting you it was a matter of she was unable to care for you.
You see adoption in our house is a positive word- we are open and honest when he comes to ask questions about his birth family. so listen here don't mess with my son and don't knock him about being adopted- we have been through it all and back- and these punk kids are NOT going to bring him backwards-
Because it has affected him in a negative way- at home he was beginning to be disrespectful in an ugly way. I had no idea cause he kept in in so long - he said he thought it would go away- well its going to go away because this momma will not tolerate bullying-. this mom will make sure her son's well being is looked after-
I can see why so many kids are affected by bullying- and how things can happen.
Be involved in your kids lives- be their advocate- make sure you stay on top of the school- Take a Stand for your KIDS!
No one should be bullied.