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11 responses to “Fed to schools: Law requires actions against bullying”

  1. John E. Colby

    The article says:

    “Two bills in Congress, however, seek to provide greater protection for LGBT students, beyond bullying that is based on sexual harassment or gender stereotyping. The Student Nondiscrimination Act (SNDA) would prohibit discrimination—including harassment—on the basis of real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in any program receiving federal funds.”

    It is not clear to me what exactly the protections based on sexual harassment for gender stereotyping cover. They seem to mostly cover transsexuals.

    What exactly would the difference be between protection against harassment based on gender stereotyping and that based upon perceptions of sexual preference?

    This is a very important question to me since I am suffering from harassment in Section 8 housing based upon perceptions of my sexual preference, and the new HUD rules don’t appear to protect me, although HUD should devise rules which do.

  2. Mombian » Blog Archive » Incorrigible Bullies and Intolerant Jerks

    [...] you’ve had your thoughts provoked by Brett, you can go read my more newsy piece on this week’s guidance to schools from the U.S. Department of Education, describing how [...]

  3. delia

    MY GRAND DAUGHTER HAS BEEN HARRASSED BY ANOTHER STUDENT FOR MORE THEN THREE WEEKS. WELL, IT FINALLY CAME TO BLOWS. MY GRAND DAUGHTER DEFENDED HERSELF… PRINCIPAL SAYS CHARGES CAN NOT BE FILED DUE TO THE FACT THAT SHE DEFENDED HERSESELF… STATED THAT OTHER CHILD WOULD BE SUSPENDED… SHE IS BACK IN SCHOLL AND THREATENING MY GRAND DAUGHTER AGAIN… PRINCIPAL STATED THAT MY GRAND DAUGHTER SHOULD NOT HAVE DEFENDED HERSELF AND NOTHING WOULD HAVE HAPPENED… THIS PASADENA SCHOOL DISTRICT.. HERE IN PASADENA TEXAS… PLEASE MY GRAND DAUGHTER IS AN HONOR ROLL STUDENT IN THE GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAM… SHE IS ALSO IN A PROGRAM THAT HELPS HER TO PREPARE FOR COLLEGE AS SHE STATED SHE DOEN’T WANT TO MESS HER CHANCES FOR COLLEGE… SHE IS 12 YRS OLD AND IN THE 6TH GRADE… PLEASE HELP US BEFORE IT GET SO FAR OUT OF HAND…

  4. kim twigg

    my daughter was assaulted on wed the 27th by 2 girls she was kicked adout 15 times in the back around 11;20 to 12;pm i picked her up from school at 3pm for a dr. appointment the kick marks were still on her back the police said i cant file charges due to the unwritten rule with the school board as of now nothing has been done not even a work from the princial at school the adminsteral said the school would have to bring the charged if i put mark on her i would be in jail that day this has been going on all year my daughter is a a/b student in school and does not have anything to with the kids in school due to her communtiy activites she does i need some answer as to where to go for help

  5. Katie larsen

    My daughter is in the 5th grade and is being bullied by another 5th grade girl. For the past two weeks I have dealt with nightmares, not wanting to go to school. The girl has wrote a death threat note, punched her in the face, repeated hit her in the back of the head. The school refuses to put the girl in another class, stating its not school policy. The police are charging her with assult, but because of her age nothing will be done. What am I suppose to do to protect my daughter? I need Help!!!!!

  6. Bill Campbell

    Are any of you getting any answers, any help what so ever. What I am reading in the replays is heart breaking, and gut wrenching. Please let me know if your getting any help with the bullying problems. Something has got to be done. The more people we get behind the issue the more our voice will be heard.

  7. Tressa Dutton

    My 8 year old son, and my 6 year old dauther are being bullied in school and on the bus. They have been hit and called names. The hitting and pushing got so bad with my son that a little boy pushed him so hard that he hit his head and he had a mild consusion. We have spoken to the school, and they checked on the situation. They called it boys being boys. They children on the bus pull their hair and punch them and I have told the bus driver and the school consuler. They tell me that they have spoken to the children involved but still not any changes in the behavior. The bullies have begun to call my little boy gay, and all these things that are going on my children do not want to go to school. They cry and are upset almost everyday. I have no idea what eles to do to make any changes. This just makes me so angry. What should I do next?

  8. Scared mom

    My 11 year o d daughter is being bullied by 3 mean girls in 6th grade. One of the pushed my daughter n my kid gets to spend the next few weeks yes weeks eating her lunch in office. Now these girls have told her they were gonna kill her and shoulder/shove her everyday in gym. The bus o boy one constantly picks on her n threatens her all the time, and only my daughter gwts in trouble!! Im in need of help and legal action I can take to help my daughter before its too laye. Shes allready sad worried and depressed over this bullcrap. Thank you.

  9. Elisha Daniels

    april 19,2012 i reported a bullying situation that happened on the with my daughter , when i spoke to the principle he assured me that he was going to handle the little girl that was bullying my daughter. that after noon on 4/19 on the bus the girl that was bullying my child got upset with my child because she wouldn’t give her no snack and kicked my child .the next day on 4-20-12 i went to the school to confront the principle and to let him know that because he failed to do his job the bully kicked her and left a bruise on leg the principle looked at me shrugged his shoulders and said ‘AND” . after that on that same day a little boy put a weapon to her neck and told her ‘Nigga i will cut the shit out of you” that same morning . the principle didn’t tell me while i was there, my child sat in a seperate office for 30min scared and crying. the principle was already of the problem because he had the weapon, i only found out because i went back to the school to get my child out of class. the principle didn’t contact the little boy’s mother, he failed to contact the resource officer, and he failed to contact the board of education. he had no concern for my childs safety at all he was cold hearted about the situation , i myself had to contact the boy’s parent and the resource officer and the board of education. After talking to the superitendant at the board before i left he knew my name and everything about me and he still adressed me as “Hey Girl” i found that to be very disrespectfull.

  10. Elizabeth Hayes

    My 11 year old son is in the 5th grade and has been dealing with a bully, almost twice his size, and it’s been going on for over a month now, or longer. The bully has been wanting to fight my son, and has asked him to fight him, but my son told him that he didn’t want to. Yesterday, December 3, 2012, that bully and 3 other boys followed my son into the school bathroom to harass and fight him. The 3 boys blocked the bathroom door so my son couldn’t leave, and they would push my son away from the door, and onto the bully. The bully kept hitting him on the head. Out of many hits from the bully, my son had only hit back once, and that was out of self defense. Finally a teacher passed through, and saw the 3 boys blocking the bathroom door. They all got suspended for 3 days, including my son. The principle told me that because my son hit back that one time, then he had to be suspended, too. My son is a really good, sweet kid, who only wants to fit in with the rest of his peers. He’s the nicest kid that you could ever meet, and he would try to do anything for you. He would be a great friend to anybody who gave him a chance. It breaks my heart for him to have to go through something like this, and for no reason at all. He doesn’t cause any trouble, or provoke this kind of behavior from other kids. There has to be something that I can do about this. Where is the justice?? It could have been a lot worse. Those boys could have had a weapon, and my son could have been seriously injured or killed. I refuse to sit back and allow my son to be treated this violently. Is there any legal action that will help me solve this problem? I need an answer, before it’s too late. Thank you.

  11. Anna

    Ok wow so Im not alone. Did any of you get answers anyone!! We have been dealing with a bullying situation with the local YMCA. I have been told I have no recourse because they are a private entity. I have no idea what or where to go — I have called the local County atty office and never get a call back. We are going to take it to the board of the YMCA but fear that we will lose our membership and my daughter will have no place to continue to swim. She is a very good swimmer in top 20 in the state in her event. What do I do who do I talk to how do I make it stop and how do I convence them to do something about it! Please someone help me and all these other parents!!
    AnnA

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