Bullying is still a very real problem in VISD

Sept. 15, 2012 at 4:15 a.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

Since last year, my daughter and i have been in a losing battle with bullying. I understand that THIS year, VISD is ALL about no bullying but the actions you have to take are ridiculous and useless. Since last year, my daughter has been picked on, made fun of, called names and stabbed in the hand with a pencil and yet the other child was only given a few days of ISS. This new school year has barely started and already my child has to be moved from her school. What I don't understand is that when a child makes a complaint about bullying, THEY are given the option to move to another school. Tell me again WHY the victim must make the option to leave or stay. Tell me, VISD what is the point of this anti-bullying campaign when you do nothing about it. I understand certain steps have to be followed and I agree it helps to rule out the real accusations from false ones. But what then? After 10 days, a resolution is supposed to be provided and here we are, 12 days later, and still no resolution has been provided except telling my daughter to STAY away from the bully. Tell me, how is that physically possible when the bully is constantly looking for you. I am at my wits' end and turn to you Victoria Advocate to get the word out about this anti-bullying campaign and expose it for the uncaring fraud it is.

Carol Senclair, Victoria



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