Thursday, December 26, 2013
I always hear about bullying being an issue in schools these days but don't pay too much attention to it other than trying to teach my children to stay strong, stand for what they believe in and to have somewhat of an understanding on why people even do this.
I had no idea my 12 year old step-daughter was dealing with this until yesterday. She has a cell phone (her dad got her so we can reach her when needed) and she has a facebook page (which we maintain access to at all times). We were on our way to family's house and she said...ugh... as she was looking at her phone.
I questioned her and she showed me the conversation on her facebook page - of a young man (insert my own explicative here) who seems to be aggressively seeking her affection. I never knew kids this age even knew some of the words he was using.
She had not responded to him and this conversation dated back several months. She also said he bugs her at school....
So I took her phone and responded to him for her... simply saying "please call me at (insert her daddy's phone number here)"
We havent received the call but something tells me we will....
In the mean time, I feel like a counselor or teacher/administrator at the school probably needs to be aware of the situation.
Im proud of our kiddo for not getting involved in it, but my heart breaks for her to even have to deal with these things.
I guess they have to grow up sometime... but geeze - lets just get through 7th grade.
Any experiences or advice?