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Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Jealous Bully Strikes Again

If you read my first post about the girl who threatened my daughter, this is a follow-up. Less then a week later, 2 more threats came to my daughter from this "girl". We in fact did end up speaking with the police and also with the school. We are not pressing charges yet because we want to give her one more chance. How do other kids and students deal with this type of ridiculous, life-ruining behavior? Do you try to ignore it? Do you confront the kid yourself as a parent? In reality, we just want her to go away. We are not vengeful people and do not wish the worst on her but if she doesn't stop then we will have no choice but to press charges. Any suggestions?

1 comment:

melgooch said...


Bullying is the act of intentionally causing harm to others through verbal harassment, physical assault, or other more subtle methods of coercion such as manipulation. There is currently no legal definition of bullying.

In colloquial speech, bullying often describes a form of harassment perpetrated by an abuser who possesses more physical and/or social power and dominance than the victim. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a target. The harassment can be verbal, physical and/or emotional.

Norwegian researcher Dan Owelus defines bullying as when a person is "exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons." He defines negative action as "when a person intentionally inflicts injury or discomfort upon another person, through physical contact, through words or in other ways."[1]

Bullying can occur in any setting where human beings interact with each other. This includes school, the workplace, home and neighborhoods. Bullying can exist between social groups, social classes and even between countries (see Jingoism).

The effects of bullying can be serious and even fatal. About 85% of bullying victims suffer long term psychological damage and stress related disease later in their lives.[citation needed] Mona O’Moore, Ph.D, asserts that "There is a growing body of research which indicates that individuals, whether child or adult who are persistently subjected to abusive behavior are at risk of stress related illness which can sometimes lead to suicide."[2]

Victims of bullying can suffer from long term emotional, academic, and behavioral problems. Bullying can cause loneliness, depression, and anxiety as a bullying victim begins to believe that something is wrong with them. Victims can also have a loss of confidence and an increase in susceptibility to illness.

About Me

Spencer, MA, United States
Welcome to my blog! I am very excited about being able to write and share my thoughts with you and to find out your thoughts too! Our cat Jake is the newest member of our family and he is very inspiring! He is so full of energy and barely stays still! I am 38, married and have a 15 year old daughter. We have 4 cats and a Bourke parrot. Our pets all have their own little personalities! I'm sure you will hear about them all eventually. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis about 2 years ago. It was a very scary thing to hear. I have read a lot about MS but am still so confused! I would love to hear about your experience with MS. I am on my second MS medication. The first one made me very sick. There is so much to learn and so much research still going on. My mom is a breast cancer survivor. She went through chemotherapy, several weeks of radiation and a partial mastectomy. She is so brave and seemed to handle it all so well. I was so worried that she couldn't handle it but seemed to be so much more brave then I ever would be. I am so proud of her and love her so much. That's all for now.