- Jul 2019
some parenting styles or early trauma, which can impair social and mental development, can contribute to creating the school bully. How about reaching out and asking the bully?
The writer explain that bullying is a symptom of social impairment and mental development. Bullying have their own issues that need to be evaluated and possibly intervention. Writer suggest to reach out to bullies in order to find potential solutions for positive effects.
We DID something or we CHANGED something, like creating a new policy or program that stopped the bullying atmosphere at school?
A frustrated parent, Rathburn retaliate by confronting her son's bully and later got arrested. Many parent can understand Rathburn and may also feel they would have done the same. The natural instinct of protect their own. Still she hope to create a new policy or program that better handle these incidents before parent's retaliate.
But what seems like the perfect solution, fining the parents for their bully-child, may actually make the problem worse.
This potential solution may just backfires. In most cases, the bullied are silent about the incidents and parents of bullies may not care enough. In fact, they may bully their own child more for getting a fine. There are many potential negative effects like retaliation from the bullies and the continuing cycle of bullying.
Maryland lawmakers are considering legislation that would fine some parents $1,000 for a misbehaving school-aged child.
In Maryland, Lawmakers are considering on fining parents for a misbehaved school-child. This is one example of the many that the writer used. Many states are considering these legislation, but need to figure how effective it will be.
Can fining parents stop their kids from bullying other students?
A few states have resorted to fining parents of bullies in hope to encourage their kids to stop bullying. Many may agree, but it also raise the question of how effective is it?
- bullies retaliate.
- Fining the Parents of Bullies
- potential solution
- hope for better outcomes
- parenting styles
- Social impairment
- parent's retaliate
- Fining Parents of Bullies
- Mental development
- reach out
- new policy
- potential programs
- Jun 2019
“I felt like it wasn’t taken care of and it didn’t feel any safer to me and it didn’t feel any safer to (my son),”
In most cases, many parents in this situation can understand all too well with the safety of their child. According to the school, the case is resolved with a slap on the wrist for the offender. Amy and her son still feels unsafe. Jacob would have to go to school everyday with fear waiting for the next bad thing to happen. Aside from that, parents must also fear the risk of suicide and the mental well being of their child? The result of a case being "resolved."
“Because the bully had no prior record of bullying, and even though there were so many different days and incidents of physical assault, it was treated as a one-time offense, and for a one-time offense you just get a short talk and a call home,”
In order for suspension and expulsion, there must be multiple offense. In this case, there are witnesses and a confession, but that is not enough. Even though there were many different days and incidents of physical assault this is considered a one-time offense? A short talk and a phone call home is the consequences of a death threat and physical assault? Where is the importance of bullying would not be tolerated? Where is the importance of ensuring the victim's safety? This is why this whole system fail to tackle on the issue of bullying. The limit of what the school can do is unjust. How is that resolved? The victim and their family would still feel unsafe, fear, and paranoia.
“I really assumed that because there was a death threat, that it would be taken seriously.” — Amy Simpson, mother
I would assumed that everyone who reads this will feel some sort of way regarding threats and how serious it is. Amy Simpson, a mother of the bullied victim, had also ASSUMED threats to her child would be taken seriously. To read on that it wasn't makes me feel the indignation for Amy. As a mother myself, I would also assumed that serious actions would be taken upon the offender who physically, emotionally, and mentally abused my child. In most cases, parents of victims feel their cases is unresolved and still fear for their child safety. Why in this case was it not taken seriously when all lines are crossed topping it with the threats? Why?
The physical assault and the death threats were two different felonies, but Amy Simpson said the officer told her they were missing one felony that would allow them to press charges.
Threats are made. I think regardless they should have taken the matter more serious.The juvenile detention center and Slate Canyon youth center regulates the three-felony rule in order to press charges on the offense. Why is two different felonies not enough for pressing charges? Does it have to get worse then a physical assault and death threats?
“He was genuinely afraid that the bully was serious and that it could happen,”
Amy Simpson shared that her son is genuinely scared of the threats. A child who has already dealt with physical assault from his bully and now scared for his life. I can't even imagine the emotions the parent are going through seeing and hearing the fear from their child. As a mother, I would feel anger, sadness, fear, and even more eager to find justice for the fraction of what my child endured. As parents, we all have that defensive nature to protect our children.
- school limited
- mental well being
- scared child
- physical assault
- victims parent
- be serious
- Death Threats
- slap on wrist
- risk of suicide
- unfair consequences
- Actions taken
- protect our children
- pressing charges