I have survived bullying incidences in my school years and when I returned as an educator. Despite this I do love my job and hate to see my students unhappy because of the actions of a few. Last academic year, I spoke up for a special needs student who had no voice. I refused to join a practice in school which was detrimental to children's learning. I did not spread rumours. I did not take sides. An insidious campaign began which made my job ultimately impossible. I had to leave for the good of my health and to resurrect my career elsewhere. I did what I knew was best practice but the price was my job. Luckily, I got part time work nearby and I experienced a workplace of support and development. I can cater to the needs of my students without fear of the messenger being shot. Sadly, the previous school continues to abuse its staff, many of which are on sick leave or leaving their jobs also. I wish I had the solution to bullying amongst students but when it is staff to staff or management, educators are then powerless to help kids. The film was excellent. For all the teachers that were stated as 'doing nothing', I am sorry but remember that there are some of us who care enough to act. Sometimes, we lose our jobs over this. But I will not stand by as my former colleagues did and just let it happen, because then someday it will by my turn too. Remember yougn people, educators are people too so work with us in class. We can feel mobbing too.
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