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I’m the proud mom of a young man who spoke up about the bully who was standing in the way of his getting an education. A wonderful kid, my fifth-grade son attended a well-respected private school in the Dallas area. And while his classmates were learning reading, math, social studies, science and other academic subjects, my son was struggling daily to manage a bully.

Once my son spoke up it didn’t take our family long to realize the answer to the problem was to leave the school. The institution had no formal policy surrounding bullying, was unwilling to have the bully suffer any apparent consequences, did not make the bully apologize, and was ultimately unable to curtail the bullying. Essentially my husband and I didn’t feel secure that our son was physically, much less mentally and emotionally, safe.

As the parents of survivors of bullying will tell you — ours was a very typical experience. School administrators seldom act effectively to stop bullying because they aren’t sufficiently educated about the subject. This blog is an effort to advance the educational effort and hopefully make progress to stop bullying so that kids can actually go to school to learn.

Thank you for stopping by. Feel free to leave a comment or tell your own story about your encounter with bullying.


2 Responses

  1. I’m so interested and supportive of what you’re doing. It’s extremely well done and a fantastic resource. I’m currently working with a variety of professionals who are also interested in the topic of bullying. Would love the chance to talk to you about your goals.

  2. moredunntales.com/id5.html
    What an incredible site you have put together. Thank you so much for all your hard work. I too am passionate about teaching kids to copy with bullying-type situations. As a professional storyteller and author, I have a “Be Bully Free” program that I offer to elementary schools for a negotiable rate (see website link above). I spent 5 years teaching conflict resolution techniques to middle school students until a budget-cut eliminated most of the school’s special programs. I also regularly post many of these articles and and stories about bullying and conflict resolution for free. If you would like more information, feel free to e-mail me.
    Best Wishes to you,
    Debbie Dunn

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