Q: What happens if the bullying continues even after the principal and parents have discussed the situation? Lorraine
This is always a tough situation, as it is very important that your child feels safe and comfortable at school. It sounds like you have been working with the principal to resolve the problem, but it may take some time and effort to make it work. Make sure that you keep both the principal and teacher informed about what is happening, so that they are aware of any further incidents. It is okay to be polite, but persistent in ensuring your child’s safety. If the principal is unable to help further, you may need to contact your school superintendent.
There are a number of bullying resources online that may be a help to both you and your child. Here are a few links that may assist you:
The Kid Power website has tips and advice for both students and parents.
The Canadian Safe Schools Network has a Q&A forum – you can view other people’s questions and ask your own (kind of like this site, but they are experts in school safety and bullying).
The TVO Parents website also has a lot of resources and information for parents about bullying.
I hope you are able to resolve this problem successfully.
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