Bullying a priority for SRVUSD Schools & Kids, posted by , a resident of , on Jan 15, 2013 at 5:57 am
For years, bullying was seen as no big deal, and for many, a rite of passage. Freshmen were hazed by seniors, and when they became seniors those same freshmen hazed the incoming class. But as the after-effects of bullying became better known, schools across the country began taking steps to solve the bully problem.
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Posted by Beth, a resident of San Ramon, on Jan 15, 2013 at 5:57 am
A few years ago we moved from one neighborhood to another within San Ramon, but it required changing elementary schools. We were aware that was part of the move but were not concerned as we assumed all of the schools were equally well run and excellent. Unfortunately one of our children ended up in a class where "new kids" were targeted. Certain classmates would whisper to her things like "I wish you never came here" and other cruel remarks. Luckily our child was confident enough to tell us this was happening. We met with both the teacher and the principal. After a few weeks of things not improving we realized we needed to transfer schools. We found the principal as well as the District to be cooperative and happily we ended up in a school we love! I am happy to say that we felt our concerns were taken seriously and that the school did as best it could to handle a difficult situation. I was pleased with the SRVUSD policy when it came to handling our complaints and our child definitely felt validated and will continue to advocate for herself because of their appropriate treatment of this matter.
Posted by Quinn Smith, a resident of another community, on Jan 28, 2013 at 5:40 pm
We can always do something to prevent bullying, students more likely to suffer all because bullying normally occurs in school. I discovered a safety solution coming from SafeKidZone and I find it interesting. It has an application called panic button and by just simply pressing the button the alert will go directly to a group of safety network and can access to the nearest 911 in the area. You can check out their site Web Link