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What Every Target of Workplace Bullying Needs to Know

Too Long

by Allison

My son first started coming home from school aged around 5 or 6 complaining of another boy with the same first name as him teasing him, like most parents I told him to ignore him. Unfortunately this escalated to the boy becoming physical. I then informed his mother and the school to which it died down for a while. Only to reoccur again later. Mainly teasing and swearing.

In the final year at primary school the teasing became physical again, to which I responded as on the previous occassion I contacted the school and the parent of the child, both children were made to sit together in the office with the learning mentor and discuss what they did not like about the other person. I was not happy about this as I felt it intimidated my son even further.

Having entered High School it was found that the same child was in the class with my son, the primary school had sent no background or prior warning of the situations. On 2 occasions this year I have had to get in touch with the school, my son has filled in incident reports against this boy. Yesterday my son came home telling me that the boy had been trying to strangle him and threatened that he was going to stab him. I am again in touch with the school and to be honest I'm at my wits end, I'm scared to send my son to school now.

Note from Anton: This is now physical assault and death threats. Contact the police. See also: Free From Bullies by Robyn Collins and Wendy Nichols

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