Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Bully For Them

I'm feeling somewhat traumatised today after a call from my daughter last night telling me her 9 y.o. son was being set upon by bullies at his new school.

He has been jeered at, hit and kicked by an unsavoury group of lads, and his mum is thinking of pulling him out of that 'dear little country school' and moving him to another larger one nearby where her friend has children. After only five weeks at school, that will entail quite a lot of expense. It just shouldn't be necessary.

Discussions with the teachers don't seem to be resolving the problem or giving her much support, which sounds a bit illegal to me in this enlightened age. Children are supposed to feel safe at school.

I've turned on my lateral thinking skills, and have made some enquiries re: Martial Arts lessons in the hope he may build some confidence, and make some new friends.

My man rides a big noisy Harley and has promised to roar down to pick him up after school next week, just in time for all the nasty little twerps to see him. That might give him some increase in status. I've told him he's not allowed to smile; just curl his lip into a sneer!

Our motorcycle mechanic and friend is a Coffin Cheater, who I'm sure would ride down with his back patch showing if one big bad biker is not enough.

We're having him stay over tomorrow night and I'm going to school him in holding his head high and not cry and let them win.

"Some people are like Slinkies... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs."
... Author Unknown


Andrew said...

The bike thing is a nice bit of lateral thinking Bliss. Hope he will be ok and give us an update down the track.

zooms said...

That should do it. Bullies are like storms, you have to ride them out, relocation only serves to delay the inevitable, wish everyone had a Coffin Cheater to ride with though.

BlissHill said...

I like that 'storms' reference, zooms. I will tell him that. The big bike ride is tomorrow, I think, and he's really looking forward to it.

The teachers have at least come on board now, and things are somewhat improved.