If you ask parents what the number one thing is that they expect from their local school for their child, most of them will tell you it is a good education. Maybe they will be more specific and say an education specially tailored to the needs of their child. If you ask them whether they expect their child to come home safely from school each day in at least as good condition as when they left that morning, they will say “Well, of course! That’s a given.” Unfortunately, it isn’t. One of the worst kept secrets in American education is the number of times that children are subjected to harm, either directly caused by school personnel or allowed by such personnel to occur at the hands of other students.
by Seikaly & Stewart on December 21, 2012
by SEIKALY & STEWART on September 17, 2012
A recent study by Internet security firm McAfee found that more than 92 percent of teens reported witnessing cyberbullying on popular social network Facebook. In addition, the study found that:
by SEIKALY & STEWART on September 14, 2012
The National Education Association (NEA) is on record as stating that bullying creates a climate of fear and disrespect in schools and has a negative impact on learning. Parents are a child’s best defender against being a victim of bullying in school; here are some guidelines for dealing with bullying in school:
by SEIKALY & STEWART on September 13, 2012
A graduate of Kansas’ Blue Valley School District has filed a lawsuit against the district, alleging that school officials failed to protect him against sexual harassment and bullying stemming from a belief that he is gay.
by SEIKALY & STEWART on September 12, 2012
The family of an 11-year-old Columbia, SC elementary school student says that more than a year of intense bullying at school and online led the 5th grader to commit suicide by choking herself to death with a belt.