My 11 year old son is smart, funny, and kind. He's also depressed and suffers from anxiety. And he's a victim of bullying. Everyday now I hear about how these two boys in school have done something to harm him. They tease him, call him names. They punch, push, and kick him. he doesn't fight back. When he tries to walk away, they call him names. He's been getting bullies and teased since he was 4 years old. My son is a child of divorce, and I believe the divorce and all the things that happened because of it, has messed with him. He wants to be friends with everyone, including the bullies. I try to encourage my son to turn the other cheek, to walk away, but because of his anxiety, he can't. The principal isn't doing anything. My son comes home bruised everyday because of the abuse he's facing at school. The principal just tells us that he can't do anything. That he has to follow the discipline guidelines. He tells me that my son's behavior brings it on... causes it. How much more can my son take before he snaps? He's been going to therapy for over 2 years now. He just started seeing a psychiatrist. He starts medication in a week, just so that hopefully we can curb his depression and anxiety. I love my son so much, and every day I worry if he's going to be here in the morning... either having run away or killed himself. I understand that some kids bully because of their home life. But that doesn't excuse it. At what point do we go from shrugging it off taking a stronger stance? Our school has a program "Stamp out Bullying", but they don't do anything to ACTUALLY stamp it out. They have an assembly and then sweep it under the rug. A child at our sister elementary school killed himself last year due to bullying. Many different stories circulated about the circumstances surrounding his death. Were they just trying to cover it up? Multiple people told me he was a victim of bullying. He was 12 years old (I think). That's just a year older than my son. Is my child going to be next because our schools are afraid to act?
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