Wednesday, January 19, 2011
It sounds so simple and silly. And, really it was. Today schools take so much flack from kids and never discipline them. Bullying is at an all time high and unless you are the popular kids parent, you are not listened to by faculty and/or staff.
Recently our high school had a parent go to the school at the end of the day. This person had been many times before to talk to staff about their child being bullied. Nothing was ever done. The parent decided to do something himself. Although I don't agree with what he did... I understand it. That person stood outside the doors of the school at the end of the day and told every high school aged person that passed by that if they messed with their child anymore, they would suffer horrible consequences. Do I blame him? No... Not when the school does nothing for the underdog. I'm not talking about teachers pets, or those that are well liked, smart, cute or pretty, or who's families are prominent in the community... I'm talking about the average "Joe." When are they cared for?
I do not condone violence, but I do understand the frustration. My middle son had very high functioning ADHD/Aspergers all of his childhood. He was ignored and bullied a lot in his elementary years. In high school when he finally fought back, he was considered unruly and rude. Shame on the school for making him defend himself.. and then turning around on him when he did.
If you see someone bullying, try to put a stop to it. Bullies turn into work-place bullies when they get older and spouses who bully and friends who bully.......
No one should go to school or to work in fear each day.
Psalm 116:6 The LORD protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me.
Proverbs 2:11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
1 Corinthians 13:7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.