Is bullying or harassment a problem in schools?
Original post made by jordan doronila on Feb 21, 2007
I was at a school board meeting Tuesday night, and I heard a presentation from parents that bullying and harassment are big issues in the high schools in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.
I was told by parents that some high schools allow or foster bullying and harassment to take place, despite telling administraters to stop the disruptive behavior.
I wanted to know from members of the community if this is true? Do you feel this is an issue? If so, how big of it is it an issue.
Thanks. -Jordan M. Doronila
on Feb 22, 2007 at 5:10 pm
Life is High School and too many people define their lives by the nastiness learned in that reality.
High School, by years of definition, is an alien environment that abuses the majority of students mentally, physically and with neglect of basic humanity. It is not reasonable to expect high
school to change until it is replaced with a legitimate learning environment that does not depend on peer pressure, gamesmanship and popularity as a culture. Parents prosper and continue that
abusive culture based on their own recollections of high school.
Bullies are simply a small part of the abuse that is established by an administrated competition.
Napa Senior High School
Class of '59
on Feb 24, 2007 at 11:21 am
My aunt saw this blog and called me to ask me if it was true that bullying is a problem in my school. I told her that bullying was a large problem because kids try to be cool by being mean to eachother. She asked that I add to this blog and just let you know that bullying is a big problem that people don't really hear about because kids don't tell on eachother.
on May 19, 2010 at 10:55 am
Bullying is a big problem. My child was bullied at both San Ramon and Charlotte Wood. The only way I found out was by a wonderful leader from the Town of Danville in the after school program at Charlotte Wood. My son wouldn't have told me. Most kids prefer to suffer in silence. On both occasions at Charlotte Wood, I directly called the bullies parent. I found that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. One parent denied that his son would do that, another father said "boys will be boys".
I have to say that had Rich Boschetti still been principal of Charlotte Wood, the manner would have been handled differently. Current people in those positions are more concerned with being friends with the bullies. Same thing over at San Ramon HS. Heaven help you if you try and rely on the campus monitors for help. They seem to make matters worse. My son was threatened with bodily harm for something the campus monitor handled poorly. The school vice principal said they couldn't do anything about it if a fight was going to happen off campus (even tho it clearly originated at school).
When a child is bullied, they often have scars for life. The bully, on the other hand, may grow out of this bad behavior and later recognize that what they did was wrong and even feel bad about it. The poor child that was bullied however, never really forgets and carries that awful and humiliating memory with him/her throughout their life and it may have long lasting effects on his/her self esteem.
Parents and schools must teach their kids how to protect themselves from bullies. There's few things worse than a bully.