How will a lawsuit affect my child?

Please be aware that participating in a lawsuit is a stressful and intrusive process.  When a child has been traumatized by bullying, he or she may not be able to handle the stress of a lawsuit.  Talk with your children and listen to them if they say they really don’t want to file a lawsuit.  It could further traumatize them, especially if they go through the whole process and end up losing the lawsuit.

On the other hand, some children find the process helpful in healing and want to file a lawsuit—whether for vindication or to make sure others don’t suffer like they have.  So if your children are up to doing this, they can make a real difference for themselves and for other bullied students.

If you are thinking about filing a lawsuit to protect your child, please feel free to contact Public Justice for legal assistance.  Call 202-797-8600 or e-mail us at

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