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What Should I Do?
My child has always been really good friends with a girl who has been picked on, but recently she moved away. Now, my child is the target. All the kids in her class formed little groups and they would exclude her from EVERYTHING. In December, she finally was accepted into a group of nice girls or so I thought and they all planed to give each other Christmas presents. So, my daughter and I went out and bought really nice gifts for each of them. On the day of the exchange, my daughter gave them their gifts but each of them said that they forgot their gifts. Later, my daughter heard them talking behind her backs and laughing at her for actually thinking they would give her gifts. In January, my daughter was receiving hate emails from each of them saying:
"Would you like to come to my house tonight? Well don't because nobody wants you there. We dont like you. Everyone hates you. Your so f***ing ugly!"
And it has been going on up to this point! My daughter's self esteem has decreased so much, that she barely ever says anything because she thinks they are going to put her down even more. So I told my daughter to start hanging out with the guys in her class. That was a mistake, because the boys were mean to her too. They found out her locker combination and stole her stuff and ruined it! Not to mention, they hid her lock in a urinal and threw her binder in the garbage and poured yogurt and other liquids on it! So I went straight to the principal to tell her about the bullying that has been happening. I was infuriated to find out a week later nothing had been done! The level of disrespect shown from each student is overwhelming! What can I do to help my child?