reACT to Bullying
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In June my local school district was in receipt of lyrics from a student’s Sound Cloud account. The lyrics were threatening in nature and included disturbing hate speech and many direct threats. The lyrics included the words “nigger, spics, homo, and retard”. There were songs about rape, beastiality, killing, and seeking revenge. In December I learned that our child, as well as 4 other students, were named specifically in a degrading and threatening manner. There was a song about our son named Ben the Retard. The school never informed the parents our children were specifically named and the child who produced these lyrics still attends the school.
If you sign this petition you are recognizing that at the heart of bullying is the school districts reaction to it.
If they ignore and downplay bullying it will continue to thrive and grow, causing a climate of fear and making our schools unsafe.
By signing this petition you are also saying to your school district you think they need to not only acknowledge incidences of bullying but they need to also reACT in a swift matter to protect our children.
This petition is asking those in school administration to address shortfalls and to find solutions to the ongoing bullying problem including giving parents the confidence that they will not tolerate hate speech in any way or form. Our schools must show us that they are reACTing to each and every direct and indirect threat made to our children.
Bullying policies mean nothing if no one reACTS to them. If you sign the petition you are acknowledging this is a problem and your school district needs to be held accountable for the day to day safety of our children. Our schools should be safe for all students. They should be places where everyone feels safe and free from harm.
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