Im the mother who has a son that has been bullied in several schools. I started off feeling hopeless and as if I couldnt do anything for him unless I took him to school and sat there with him all day. It took many phone calls and pressure on my part to the school administration but they did finally take action. However, I knew that if they didnt take action my next calls would be to the police to report what happened.
I knew something had to be done the day my son said to me "It's ok Mom. I know Im different and strange."
My heart broke for him because all that was 'different' and 'strange' in him was good and giving and open and just being himself. All qualities that we cherish in those who are adults but children see someone being 'different' as a bad thing.
I not only want to get the word out about bullying but the fact that 'different' is good and that each child has the right to be who they are and be proud of it.
By writing some words below, you are showing your support and letting everyone know they're not alone.