When your child gets bullied at a Michigan school, you may sometimes feel like there is nothing you can do about the situation. However, it is important for parents to take action. At Nacht Law, P.C., we know how important it is for you to understand what you can do.
Bullying can take many different forms. The National School Safety Center says that while a bully may sometimes call your son or daughter names, sometimes this behavior may also include shoving your child and tripping him or her in the hallways. Additionally, some bullies may write mean statements on social media or send your child rude text messages or emails. It is important to take these incidents seriously because bullying can have a deep impact on your child’s mental health.
As soon as you know your child is being bullied, it is a good idea to take action. Sometimes schools offer training to help parents and students deal with bullying. If your school offers this, you may want to attend these classes. Additionally, you should usually speak to your child’s teacher as soon as you know there is a problem. Teachers can help you monitor the situation and make sure your child gets the support he or she needs. Many schools have rules about bullying, and you may want to look up these policies. Finally, you should make sure you report the problem to the school so administrators can help you work it out.
Sometimes you may find that speaking to your child’s teacher or principal does not solve the problem. When this happens, it is a good idea to reach out to the superintendent and the school board. Additionally, you may want to put together a document that lists every incident of bullying. This document should usually include what another child did or said to your son or daughter and when the incident took place. You can find more information about this subject on our webpage.