I founded Moms Fighting Bullying™ in October 2011 after my son suffered a concussion at school during recess as the direct result of bullying. He was laying on the ground unconscious and needed to be taken to the emergency room for the treatment of his head injury.
When I blogged about this incident, I was touched by the outpouring of emails and calls from other parents to let me know that my son is not alone–that their children have also been bullied–children here in our district and children all over the country.
Bullying has been in the news a great deal lately, and with good reason. There is a bullying epidemic–a true crisis–that is costing children their right to enjoy their childhoods. In the worst cases, there are children taking their own lives because NOT ENOUGH IS BEING DONE to fight bullying.
Fast forward two years. I received a phone call from my son’s principal to let me know that my 10 year old had been punched in the face–in front of students, teachers, and the principal. I pulled my son from the school that day and he will NOT be returning, as they have failed him.
I pledge to be vocal. My voice will NOT be silenced. I am NOT going away. I am going to help fight this battle against bullying–for not just my child, but also for yours.
One school at a time, bullying needs to be addressed and it needs to be conquered.
What is bullying? Let’s take a look a the Merriam-Webster Dictionary to see:
3 bully verb
Definition of BULLY
1: to treat abusively
Synonyms: brutalize, abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, kick around, maltreat, manhandle, mess over [slang], mishandle, mistreat, misuse
~Karley Ziegler Mott
Moms Fighting Bullying™
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.