FunTimeJimmy

Columbus, OH

#27 Feb 13, 2013
hello wrote:
<quoted text>You must not have a child in school. Its everywhere. Ridgemont had a large number of students transfer out because of bullying by students and parents, there are children being harassed at USV by students and parents. It's everywhere not just KCS. Toxic environments can be created anywhere, school, home, work. Its what we do to help fix the problem that should be debated. Not just school officials are responsible, parents, students, and community must work together.
Its not everywhere, my kids are not bullied at all. They live great lives without the drama. Just because you choose to live in Hardin County doesn't mean you have to send them to public school.
hello

Norwalk, OH

#28 Feb 13, 2013
FunTimeJimmy wrote:
<quoted text>
Its not everywhere, my kids are not bullied at all. They live great lives without the drama. Just because you choose to live in Hardin County doesn't mean you have to send them to public school.
Obviously it's not just a Harding County problem, turn on the news. Consider yourself lucky your kids have not had to deal with it. But I am sure they have witnessed it. I have been blessed that my kids have not had to endure it as well. But my kids are confident enough in who they are and the choice they make that they really don't put much merit in what other kids think anyway. There will always be bullies no matter where your are. What is really sad is that out of everything I said you took it as another opportunity to take a dig at our schools and community. Hopefully they reason your kids haven't been bullied is because they are a bully like you.
bosco73

Ada, OH

#30 Feb 14, 2013
FunTimeJimmy wrote:
<quoted text>
Its not everywhere, my kids are not bullied at all. They live great lives without the drama. Just because you choose to live in Hardin County doesn't mean you have to send them to public school.
my god what kind of fantasy world do you live in? There is a form of bullying in every school in america. years ago when someone got bullied they would meet after school and have a fight, now the bullied kids go home and grab a gun. I find it hard to believe you actually believe what you wrote. You are bullying people on other threads yourself.(mauk family) wake up and smell what you are standing in.
Justine

Kenton, OH

#31 Feb 14, 2013
FunTimeJimmy wrote:
<quoted text>
Its not everywhere, my kids are not bullied at all. They live great lives without the drama. Just because you choose to live in Hardin County doesn't mean you have to send them to public school.
You shouldn't have to home school children because of bullying. If the administration would worry about some of the other kids than the ones in sports and that's it then maybe there wouldn't be a problem and if ur kids aren't getting bullied then more than likely they are the bullies!
Just Me

Kenton, OH

#32 Feb 14, 2013
My child is bullied. IMO the school staff and parents are just as bad as the kids themselves. My daughter has reported to the Principal, Vice Principal, teachers, etc about the issues of the kids bullying them. What are they told basically suck it up sunshine. I've talked to the school. What do they say "well we never seen/heard anything". Isn't it amazing in a building full of adults and none ever seem to see anything?

These bullies know they can get away with it. If they have the right name, or right amount of money. Let some broke, no name try the same crap and their sent to ALC, get detention, or w/e.

Part of the problem when addressing bullying IMO is that the biggest form of bullying is verbal. For some reason people think there has to be a consensus on what is or isn't verbal bullying. Also many parents of bullies don't seem to realize bullying almost always starts verbal. Once the kid/person learns there is no consequence for it, they raise the stakes. 5 years later the same parent is scratching their heads wondering why little Johnny or Sara is sitting in JDC, jail, or prison for beating someone up.
Justine

Kenton, OH

#33 Feb 14, 2013
So true!
truther

Ashburn, VA

#36 Feb 14, 2013
Personally dealt with bullying and my seven year old, his started in first grade and the bullying was both verbal and physical. I made several trips to the school as well as letters. Finally I sent a letter to the principal and the superintendents office informing them I have kept all documentation and notes on the subject and if it continued I was holding them personally responsible and would seek legal council as well as sending all documentation to the state. I was brought to the school spoke with them and they finally started taking steps to prevent it. I had to be my child's advocate because the school was not. My child was not the only one affected and the bullying was becoming severe. Parents stick by your child it's a crazy world. The bullying we experienced by a seven year old boy was in the form of urinating on children, cutting of kids hair, pushing punching, kicking, biting, stealing, threatening to stab others, pushing kids in front of moving cars, and this went on for one year. The child has some huge mental and emotional problems but that is no excuse, he put others in real danger and the school we attended knew of these incidents and still did nothing. That is failure.
citizen

Kenton, OH

#37 Feb 14, 2013
A parent shouldn't have to threaten a lawsuit to get results, but unfortunately, sometimes that is what it takes. People who work in the schools are knowledgable about these things but they are human like the rest of us and often fail to detect problems. Parents must be advocates for their children to fill in the gaps that are found in school.
The child of whom you speak should not be permitted to attend school if he is acting out that severely. I hope others are keeping track, as well, so future problems can be cited with use of documentation. I would request my student be moved away from him although that shouldn't be the solution. Your child shouldn't have to move if the bully is permitted to stay but this is not a perfect world. You do what you have to do to protect your child.
truther

Ashburn, VA

#39 Feb 14, 2013
We did my son was moved to another class and that particular child is most likely under state control. Parents are horrible, drugs violence the whole deal. The fact it took a year to get anything done is what scares me. And the school was made aware by myself and a few other parents and still nothing for over a year, week after week at the school, but all I heard was that the kid was from a bad home and they were trying to work with him. While they were working with him many other children were in fear and not getting educated due to constant disruption. A teacher had to drag him out of a classroom one time for hitting another teacher, it was awful. What that kid grew up in must have been really bad to act out in that way.
Just Me

Kenton, OH

#40 Feb 14, 2013
truther wrote:
We did my son was moved to another class and that particular child is most likely under state control. Parents are horrible, drugs violence the whole deal. The fact it took a year to get anything done is what scares me. And the school was made aware by myself and a few other parents and still nothing for over a year, week after week at the school, but all I heard was that the kid was from a bad home and they were trying to work with him. While they were working with him many other children were in fear and not getting educated due to constant disruption. A teacher had to drag him out of a classroom one time for hitting another teacher, it was awful. What that kid grew up in must have been really bad to act out in that way.
What's sad for me reading this (your comments) is a little boy I know instantly popped into my head.(Will not give his name). The little boy I know does come from a horrible living situation. Parents are useless, his guardian is useless, his extended family is useless. CPS has been useless, etc. The young boy I know is encouraged to behave badly by his parent, encouraged to treat adults like crap, encouraged to treat girls like crap. He is encouraged to swear, fight, and misbehave. The boy I know has been around nothing but drugs and violence since he was little. This child as well at his siblings lives are so bad (IMO) that I would prefer the horrible childhood I had 100x over than to live their life for one week.

I'm not making excuses for his behavior (the child I know, or the one you're talking about), however it is really hard for young people to know how to act, if those around them are acting equally as bad if not worse.
hello

Columbus, OH

#41 Feb 14, 2013
Justine wrote:
<quoted text>
You shouldn't have to home school children because of bullying. If the administration would worry about some of the other kids than the ones in sports and that's it then maybe there wouldn't be a problem and if ur kids aren't getting bullied then more than likely they are the bullies!
As I pointed out earlier this kind of attitude fuels bullying and finger pointing. You just made the assumption that because a child plays sports he/she is a bully. You also assume that if they are they automatically get away with it. This statement makes you look no better than the ones you condemned.
Justine

Kenton, OH

#42 Feb 15, 2013
The world is not what it used to be! Everything has totally changed! If your around the age of 40, how was bullying in school then? Ya it was there but not to the point where children were killing themselves and bringing guns and weapons to school! What happened?
think

Kenton, OH

#43 Feb 15, 2013
Look at all the posts here on topix. If most of these "adults" who post here in other threads act this way around their kids, it's no wonder.
Concerned

Mount Victory, OH

#44 Feb 15, 2013
What is Kenton's policies on bullying? Maybe this is something that should be talked about at school board meetings.
ashamed

Wapakoneta, OH

#45 Feb 15, 2013
Back when my kids went to Kenton it was a dog eat dog world... each kid bullied someone else in one way or another. the poor kids got made fun of for being poor openly in class, the rich kids got slapped around by the hoodlums for being asses. the hoodlums got scorned by the teachers and establishment . By the time you list all the groups it was one big ball of hatred. No wonder our town is in the mess it is in today. Change has to start somewhere , it needs to start with the Teachers and staff. I hear just what they think of one another way too much. The Ethics of teachers stealing each others wives and sleeping around, some even with the kids... we are teaching our children to be misfits, we need to instill something better in them. if you do not believe me just ask your kids about the juicy gossip you heard about a teacher and listen... where there is smoke there is fire. ask the kids if anyone is treated badly by a teacher or staff... we teach by example, look at the examples we put in their lives and the ones we set. I failed quite miserably with my kids for this I will forever be ashamed but you might make a difference if you open your eyes and ears..
Just Me

Kenton, OH

#46 Feb 15, 2013
Justine wrote:
The world is not what it used to be! Everything has totally changed! If your around the age of 40, how was bullying in school then? Ya it was there but not to the point where children were killing themselves and bringing guns and weapons to school! What happened?
What happened? Parents and the schools got involved with the end, and quit being involved in the beginning or middle. The bullied person started getting repercussions for standing up for themselves. The bullied can report it to parents, teachers, etc and NOTHING be done, but the minute they fight back, off to ALC, detention, suspension, etc with them.

Back in the day if a bully got his/her butt handed to them by the person(s) they were bullying, it was "that's what you get", now it's not like that.

Back when I was in school teachers, parents (most, not all), school staff, tried to stop bullying if they witnessed it.

I messed up in school (or so the school thought) got in trouble for harming another girl. That very day the SCHOOL called my mom. No note, no waiting 2 weeks, no parent came to my house, the school told my mom the moment it happened. My mom was in the loop from the start. I wasn't punished by my mom once she heard the whole story, but she did support the school in suspending me.

Also when I was in school you had to really have f-uped in order to get kicked out of school. Now, my young son was threatened with the possibility of being kicked out of KCS for playing cops and robbers on the playground.
truther

Kenton, OH

#49 Feb 15, 2013
The system has become a joke and about the previous quote teachers and student relations that has been a problem for awhile it was going on when I was in school.
hello

Norwalk, OH

#50 Feb 15, 2013
Too many rely on the system to do the parenting for them.
truther

Kenton, OH

#51 Feb 15, 2013
That's the truth, but the system also bares responsibility while kids are in their care. The two must work together for success
Just Me

Kenton, OH

#52 Feb 15, 2013
Hello, One of my children messed up in school. I did not know about the problem until two weeks later when they did something else. How can I help prevent another issue if I didn't know about it in the beginning? Of course I did nothing, because I knew nothing.

Should my child have told me? Yes, but what child in their right mind is going to purposefully get themselves into trouble?

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