Would you confront your child's bully? Are there legal implications?

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  1. celeste inscribed profile image93
    celeste inscribedposted 6 years ago

    Would you confront your child's bully? Are there legal implications?

  2. JamiJay profile image82
    JamiJayposted 6 years ago

    If my child was being bullied, I would confront both the parents of the bully and the school board. Bullying can cause some very serious consequences (in the bullied), such as suicide and/or suicide attempts, low self-esteem, eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse/dependency, etc... Bullying is never OK and should be dealt with as soon as it starts. The bully and the bullied need to be talked to and shown the consequences of bullying. Prevention is always the best and first step to take.

    1. celeste inscribed profile image93
      celeste inscribedposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi JamiJay, I agree. Prevention and education on the topic is key.

  3. windygreen profile image60
    windygreenposted 6 years ago

    I would address  issue with  the  school personel :  teacher, principal, counselor

    I would also address the issue with the childs parents.   

    If a child were to hit or physically harm another child, the school or the parent would be held liable for the damages.   I think it should be handled the same when the damage is emotional.   

    I would not directly confront the child. I am not sure about leagally, but any time you address someone elses child wthout permission to do so there is a great risk of issues with the parent - regardless of whether you are right or wrong in your statements.

    1. celeste inscribed profile image93
      celeste inscribedposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Windygreen, that's what I was thinking. Going through the correct channels is obviously best.

  4. Lady Wordsmith profile image78
    Lady Wordsmithposted 6 years ago

    There are no legal obligations, as far as I'm aware.  You're perfectly entitled to talk to a person who is doing your child harm, and ask them to stop.  Of course, there would be legal implications if you threatened the bully.

    1. celeste inscribed profile image93
      celeste inscribedposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It is really difficult to keep emotions in check on this one but yes you are quite right, talking with the bully without the parent's involvement would be a bad idea. Thank you for sharing.


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