Stop blaming the victim and enforce your anti-bullying policy.
  • Petitioned Wallingford/Swarthmore School District

This petition was delivered to:

School Board
Wallingford/Swarthmore School District
Principal
George King
Superintendent
Richard Noonan

Stop blaming the victim and enforce your anti-bullying policy.

    1. Petition by

      C Carot

      fairfax, VA

What can make a bright, shiny, intelligent 12 year old girl crumble into a weeping pile of emotional dough...bullying.  

1) As of 2009, 1 in 4 students have suffered bullying.
2) Every day over 150,000 students miss school because they are afraid of being bullied.
3) 282,000 students are attacked each month in school.

Last school year a Strathhaven Middle School student was struck in the face by an older male student.  The school failed to contact the girl's mother, and she was not aware of the incident until halfway through the summer!  This child thought her mother didn't care because she didn't ask her about it.  This child suffered in silence for months, until her withdrawal from life prompted her family to find out how the school had failed her child.  After confronting the school Principal about their failure to notify her of the assualt, the school promised to keep any further incidents from occuring.  And yet the same bully is now menacing this 12 year old girl on the bus and in the hallyway and she is unable to go to school without severe mental anguish. 

What is the Principal's response? Blame the victim. What is the Superintendant's response? Sweep it under the rug.  Who is watching out for children in the Wallingford/Swarthmore School District if a child hit in the face on two occasions is not protected from further harm.  

The Wallingford/Swarthmore School District has a policy regarding how they will strongly react to bullying, and yet recent events have proven they won't. Lets stand up and protect out kids. Tell the school district to enforce their policies and stop blaming the victims. 

Below is the link to the school policies if you would like to review them. Together we can keep our children safe and make our school officlals do their job. 

http://www.wssd.org/cms/lib02/PA01001072/Centricity/Domain/36/Policy_249_-_Bullying.pdf

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    1. Pick a new school?

      C Carot
      by C Carot
      Petition Organizer

      The school agreed to have a meeting, in which the victim being supervised to protect the bully is a topic. I won't speculate as to what they mean by protecting the bully, but their proposed agenda did not include an apology or adequate assurance against another occurrence.

      Thank you to all concerned parents and friends who believe that bullying should not be tolerated, and signed the petition to the school board know your feelings. The victim's mother is currently looking into other schooling options, to place her daughter in a safe and constructive learning environment.

      Together we can stand together and make our public figures uphold their obligations. Bullying is never okay. If you or someone you know is a victim of bullying, speak up. Many people are ready to help you. You are not alone.

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    • Alexis Armstrong PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      My friend's child was bullied there a few years ago and nothing was done. Now the child's best friend is being bullied and still nothing is being done. We need to protect our children and educate them about why this is a serious and dangerous issue!!!!

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    • Brooke Casbar GULFPORT, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because I have 3 children one of which was assaulted twice at his bus stop and until I got law enforcement involved nothing was done to protect my child.

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    • Janet Barrow FOLCROFT, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I grew up in this school district and graduated 40 years ago. It was a problem then and is still a problem now.

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    • Rashida Ogunde MEDIA, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Bullying needs to be stopped. I know what it can do to a child!

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    • Susan Ganbari RUTLEDGE, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      The emotional tenor of a school affects every student & professional in the community. Bullies not properly facing their consequences (which sometimes needs to include suspensions) are not being given the opportunity to become better citizens & may not be being assessed for additional needs.

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