Living in the Aftermath of bullying. Too little being done in the best interest of victims. How do I as a parent protect my child?

11 Oct

This morning my husband and I went to the school looking for answers and we got some pretty pathetic ones. The child that assaulted my son was suspended for 5 days. I was assured that was all they could do. What they don’t seem to understand is that I know it becomes a matter of Federal Law if a child with special needs is bullied.  The child recording the incident was at the school giving my husband dirty looks. I was able to see the video as well and it was heartbreaking, imagine your son or daughter laying on the ground crying, being taunted by children laughing and asking if he tripped and being told to get the F up. Your child begging for them to leave them alone. Then the children who are abusing your child tell them  to say they fell when they notice a cop car turning around to investigate. Now imagine how let down you would feel when that cop fails to really protect your child, and then to find out the bully will be back at the school, the bus stop in a mere 5 days to resume were they left off.

Huh, the other parents must not care that their kid is picking on a special needs child….They didn’t bother to show up to the meeting the V.P. arranged. I guess this means I have to press forward with making others aware of what bullying does. My son asked me this afternoon why he gets in trouble and hurt for doing the right thing. What kind of answer could a parent tell their child give to help them understand how completely cruel the world can be? So as I am typing this there is a police officer being dispatched to my home to take another report and see if there is enough evidence to press charges. I found out today this boy who attacked my child is 14 years old, three years older then my son! I know it may seem harsh but when the other parents seem like they do not care what their children do and my son is constantly victimized for doing the right thing, SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE!

Am I taking this to far? I would do anything to protect my child.  What would you do in my shoes, in my son’s shoes? How far would you go to protect the ones you love? No one else is going to do it, but me as a parent.

 

 

Sarah Martinez

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2 Responses to “Living in the Aftermath of bullying. Too little being done in the best interest of victims. How do I as a parent protect my child?”

  1. Liva (@luvlyrik) October 13, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    Being a special Education teacher myself and being the headmistress of a Special Education school for pupils with learning disability (that’s what we call it here in Germany) I think you are totally doing the right thing. If this would have happend at my school (we also have some pupils with Aspergers Autism) and the parents of the children would not show up I’d take it to the next higher level within a blink of an eye.
    Good luck to you and your son.

    • kittygotclaws28 October 13, 2012 at 11:40 am #

      Thank you so much! I would do ANYTHING for my son. You know through this whole process he has been such an amazingly strong inspiration to me. Even going as far as to as me if the kids that were bullying him would be okay. He does not want anyone to be hurt or upset. He is my hero!

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