The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54172   Message #837716
Posted By: Firecat
30-Nov-02 - 10:58 AM
Thread Name: BS: bullying advice
Subject: RE: BS: bullying advice
I was bullied throughout my school career, and I didn't dare say anything, so it is good that your son is discussing his problems.

Have you suggested keeping a diary of the events that happen? This could help quite dramatically. What the person does is write down exactly what happens, when it happens or at the end of the day, making sure they do not exaggerate or omit anything. Unless you have evidence to back up the complaints, I have learnt from experience that it is the word of the bully against the word of the victim, and judging by what you have written about your son's teachers, they are more likely to accept the word of the bully. The diary, therefore, gives evidence of what exactly has happened, and makes it a lot easier to complain.

You could also enter a formal written complaint into the school.

Good luck.