The Legal Consequences of Bullying

Every day it seems like your child makes some excuse to avoid going to school. You try to talk to him and find out what’s going on, but he refuses to say why. You’re concerned but don’t think much of it until the day he comes home with a black eye and torn clothing. You finally find out that he’s a victim of bullying. You’re angry and go straight to the principal, who informs you that the school has no responsibility in preventing bullying. Is that true? And if the school refuses to help, can you take legal action? How can you protect your child from bullying at school? Different Types of Bullying Bullying is becoming a growing problem in our schools. According to the Mom Loves Best blog, between 20 and 28 percent of children in grades 6 through 12 will experience sometime bullying. What’s even sadder is that less than half of bullied children (approximately 40 percent) will report the bullying to an adult. According to Mom Loves Best, the…

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