My son is a quiet 12 year old and for some reason was getting picked on by a group of boys, several of my son's friends quit going to school and are now home schooled because they were picked on by the same bully's. The school never did anything. My son was 1 belt away from a black belt in Karate and never did anything to defend himself, because he do not want to get in trouble, it seems the person who defends himself is always the one to get in trouble. Now my son goes to school each day and has no friends, because the friends he did have, were driven away from school.
I have instructed all my children to stand up for those that are getting bullied and if they see someone that has no friends, to go over and be there friend and stand up for them if needed.
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