Petition to New Jersey State House, NJ State & Federal Courthouses
Justice against My Bullies and Selfish Teachers
Hello, I am a high school student at a special needs school, and I am being bullied by two boys at my school and being treated unfairly by my teachers when I tell them about the bullying. One of the bullies are on my bus and he talks on the phone very loud on the bus and opens the bus window purposely just to annoy me because he wants to get revenge against me that I got him in trouble for the bad things he´s done, like speaking about vandalism and prank calls. He threatens me that he is going to punch me and beat me up if I dont stop telling him to close the window or hang up the call. He even sent me a mean E-mail calling me ¨gay¨ and a ¨b**ch¨, and then sent me two pictures of an old man doing the middle finger and two brides kissing, and saying that the bride was me. The other bully follows me when I walk in the hallways, stares at me through my classroom door, and harasses me by saying inappropriate subjects whenever I walk past by him. He even gets his friends to gang up against me. There was a time when I was exiting the staircase in school and then the bully and one of his friends were next to me and his friend tried to scare me. They were both laughing at me. Another time while I was trying to listen to the teacher teach the class, the bully stared at me through the classroom door and I felt very uncomfortable, and after that I tried to ask the teacher to repeat what he said, and he refused, and I told him how the bully was staring at me. He still refused after that. I had no idea what the lesson was about because of that moment. I told my teachers, counselors, and everyone I could in my school about the bullying, and they always respond that they will handle the situations, but as a result there has been little to no change. One of the counselors at school investigated the E-mail situation, then they sent my mom a report in the mail that stated that the boy that cyberbullied me told the counselor that somebody else used his E-mail to send me the E-mails without his consent and they let him go. After that they never disciplined nor punished the bullies, and this is why the same things keep on going on. I feel very betrayed by the school. Even my mom and I keep on complaining to the school about these, and they refuse to take action, even though they say that they will do something about it. I have to be on escort every day when walking in the halls while the bullies are allowed to roam free around the halls. They are still bothering me, and because of that, over time I fell behind on schoolwork, could not sleep at night thinking about the bullies and waking up very late on school mornings, and was barely in the mood to eat or do activities that I was very into before all of this happened. Whoever is reading this, I urge you to PLEASE sign my petition and hopefully one day the school can be sued by the state for not handing the bullying properly and the bullies can be disciplined appropriately and not bully nor bother me ever again.
Petition to Kent Stopak, Mark Schweer
Demand LC School District Take a Tough Stance Against Bullying
Lewis Central Community Schools must take a tough stance against bullying. A 10-year-old Titan Hill Intermediate School student was held down against her will on her bus ride home while two fellow students colored on her face and wrote the word 'Loser' across her forehead. Titan Hill Principal Kent Stopak released a statement that he has taken steps to discipline those involved, however, that discipline consisted of a one-day bus suspension. Bullying at our schools can not be tolerated. A one-day bus suspension is negligent. Justice for this girl has not been served, as she must continue to ride the bus every day with the students who bullied her. We urge Titan Hill Principal Kent Stopak and Superintendent Mark Schweer to address this instance of bullying in a responsible way, and to develop a tough anti-bullying procedure for Lewis Central Community Schools that will deter future cases of bullying and properly address bullying incidents in the future. News Stories: http://www.wowt.com/content/news/Girl-held-down-on-bus-while-bullies-wrote-loser-on-her-forehead-family-says-412615673.html http://www.ketv.com/article/family-seeks-answers-after-girls-bully-write-loser-on-fourth-graders-face/8671426 If you or someone you know has been bullied at an LC school, please email your story to: stopLCbullying@gmail.com
Petition to Courtney Doyle, Charles Griffin, Rebecca Fox, Bill Lacy, Bryan Michalsky, George Scott, Ashley Vann
Terminate Katy ISD's Superintendent Lance Hindt immediately for brutal bullying
Katy ISD Superintendent Lance Hindt has been accused of brutal bullying during his years in the public school system. In fact, Hindt has been accused of violently shoving his former classmate Gregg Barrett’s head down a urinal in the bathrooms of West Memorial Junior High. Barrett was almost bullied to the point of no return. After this particular incident and many others, Barrett contemplated suicide and even had his father’s .45 in his mouth. While Hindt denies the claim, many witnesses have backed up the bullying allegations. Hindt even seemed to laugh when Barrett confronted him in public at last week’s KISD Board meeting. These are not the actions of a Superintendent of a growing school district, they are the behaviors of a playground bully. Read more about it here: https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/katy/amp/Katy-ISD-superintendent-accused-of-being-school-12768656.php Witness Accounts: http://abc13.com/society/witness-backs-allegations-against-katy-isd-superintendent/3243560/ 3/27/2018 Update: Court records from 1983 indicate that Hindt had a personal injury lawsuit in which he fractured defendant William Stein's skull, broke 3 ribs, and dislocated his shoulder; consequently, leaving him in a coma for 5 days and requiring two brain surgeries. A five-figure settlement later led to charges being dropped. Read the full report in the link provided. http://www.fox26houston.com/news/more-brutality-emerging-in-katy-isd-superintendents-past First he denies Mr. Barrett's allegations, but he cannot deny this incident. Enough is enough. Dr. Hindt should not be leading our district. The KatyISD Board needs to step up and take action against Dr. Hindt. 4/1/2018 Update: Alabama 10th Circuit Judge David Carpenter, a former classmate of Dr. Hindt, recalls Dr. Hindt's predatory behavior as he physically threatened many of his football teammates that were weaker than him. Judge Carpenter claims that Dr. Hindt even threw 25 pound weight plates at his teammates and boasted about beating people up. Dr. Hindt has declined several requests to respond to these allegations. Watch the interview with Judge Carpenter here: http://www.fox26houston.com/news/judge-says-katy-superintendent-was-once-a-vicious-bully It is disturbing how a man can bully so many people, some nearly to death, and get away with it. We need our kids to see a role model, not a perpetrator of violence. ___________________________________________________________________ This is beyond problematic to the students, parents, teachers, and community members of Katy ISD. How can we expect our schools to foster a safe environment for all students and stand up to bullying if our superintendent was a bully himself and refuses to apologize? Even if the incident occurred more than 35 years ago, he should not be excused, especially if he is running a school district. Bullying is bullying and should not be tolerated. We talk about zero tolerance for crimes, which Dr. Hindt commited. We need to be talking about zero tolerance for bullying and bully behavior. We urge the Katy ISD Board of Trustees to quickly terminate Superintendent Lance Hindt for the now proven allegations against him. Hindt should resign or be fired immediately and apologize to the two men he nearly killed. We live in the 21st century where we have more educated people than eveer before. KatyISD can find a as qualified superintendent who is and empathetic and does not have a history of violence and an inability to apologize. The board's support for Dr. Hindt is inexcusable. Everyone should be concerned about these allegations as 1 in 3 US students have been bullied at school and the effects (suicide, depression, anxiety, health complaints, decreased academic achievement, etc.) are traumatizing, lasting into adulthood. We need to hold Superintendent Hindt accountable for his actions and not tolerate bullying.
Petition to Senator Mike Morrell, Assemblyman Chad Hayes, Senator Kamala Harris
Make Bullying a Crime in California "Rosalies Law"
On Dec 2nd 2017 13 year Old Rosalie Avila attempted to take her own life her Father is a personal family friend, A journal left behind by the eighth-grader, who dreamed of being a lawyer one day, documented some of the bullying she experienced at her Calimesa school. "'They told me I was ugly today,'" her father Freddie recalled reading. "'They were making fun of me today about my teeth.'"Ever the considerate person, Rosalie left a note apologizing for what she would do."'Sorry, Mom and Dad. I love you.' And it said, 'Sorry, Mom, you're gonna find me like this,' And as if that pain was not enough, Rosalie's parents said they are now being bullied as they mourn having to let their daughter go they received a message on social media with photos of Rosalie saying, "Hey mom. Next time don't tuck me in this," referencing a bed. Below that, it says, "Tuck me in THIS," with an arrow pointing to an open grave....Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale UniversityA study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying10 to 14 year old girls may be at even higher risk for suicide, according to the study aboveAccording to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying. Currently there is no Federal law to stop this atrucity. Lets make California the first state to make all forms of bullying illegal. Lets make the parents, schools, facebook, instagram etc responsible to cut off people from social media who are suspected of cyber bullying. Fine and or Jail the parents of the kids doing the bullying and hold the schools and its administrators libel by having these kids removed from the school.
Petition to Department of Education, Dr.Jerry Thacker, Mike Seger
reACT to Bullying
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.
Petition to Somonauk High School, Hinckley-Big Rock High School, Hinckley-Big Rock School Board, Somonauk School Board, Parents, Players
H-BR / Somonauk Soccer Petition - Investigate 2018 Season - Stop The Bullying!
We request the following from the H-BR and Somonauk school boards. This petition is separate from the January 2017 Petition. This petition was created off of the information received that is posted under “updates”. We have been contacted about adding additional concerns and have updated some wording. Thank you for your support. 1. Protect H-BR and Somonauk players from bullying and ensure a safe and secure playing environment 2. Conduct an investigation into how H-BR administration mishandled issues this season, including bullying complaints from players / parents / coaches, threats, discrimination, poor communication, lack of scheduling of games and events 3. Reinstate girls soccer coach because she felt resigning was the only solution after trying to protect players from the bullying and trying to protect herself from verbal and physical threats throughout the season, and now threats to her teaching job 4. Consider revising contract with H-BR: A. Have Somonauk run the team and keep the co-op B. Consider terminating co-op contract and each school try to field enough players on their own or co-op with other schools C. Have the girls join the boys team at each respective school as they do in Sandwich and other area schools This is the link to the old petition showing that H-BR administration has a history of allowing bullying and harassment. https://chn.ge/2ISqi2x We understand some are concerned about retaliation if they sign the petition. To sign the petition anonymously, uncheck the box after entering your name and email. Thank you for your support.
Petition to Massachusetts House Of Representatives, massachusetts senate, Charlie Baker, Karyn Polito
Make severe cases of workplace bullying illegal
Longtime Advocate Gail lost her son Jae in June 2018 as a result of workplace bullying at a hospital on Cape Cod that included physical threats, assault, and false accusations. Though the abuse happened a few years ago, it followed Jae. Jae recently spoke with Gail about the abuse and how it affected his life back then and his future. He worked in fear of being attacked again. "Jason was an incredible nurse. Any and all who had him as a nurse spoke with such respect and love about him. Despite the time that goes by, the emotional damage remains and continues to wreak havoc," said Gail. Support the Healthy Workplace Bill, which creates a legal claim for bullying targets who can establish that they were subjected to malicious, health-harming behavior. It also provides defenses for employers who act preventatively and responsively with regard to bullying and includes provisions to discourage frivolous claims. http://www.mahealthyworkplace.com
Petition to Minnesota Department of Education
Put a stop to bullying - Enforce policies fairly and consistently!
As students who currently attend school online at Minnesota Online High School, many of us know the value of being able to work from the comfort of our own home and not worrying about being bullied or harassed by peers. However, many MNOHS students have experienced that fear in the past, and for some, the reason they attend school online is that they have been bullied so severely.As young citizens of Minnesota, we demand an end to bullying. It doesn’t stop at zero-tolerance policies if bullying is still being tolerated, or if nothing is being done to stop it. Far too often, school administrators and teachers stand by while students are bullied relentlessly. Schools are meant to be a haven for children to learn, thrive, and create lasting friendships - but for some students, the thought of school and the torment they face there makes them want to avoid it. This creates lasting issues with self-esteem, depression, and education loss as a result of avoiding school to avoid being bullied.We demand that the MN Department of Education take steps to ensure that bullying policies are being implemented and enforced FAIRLY and CONSISTENTLY in all school districts throughout Minnesota.