My granddaughter is being bullied by students and their parents. How do we stop this?

"My granddaughter has been bullied at school since last October, she finally went to principal with her parents and gave names and things which have happened.Now the parents of these bullies are stopping her on street and attacking her for telling as they were all called in with their parents.How do we stop all of this? I am so afraid for her.She does not want to go to school her best friend is grounded from seeing her because her brother too was involved.The parents are almost worse than the kids.What do we do now?"

Asked by Carol in commenting on the article, "What to Do About the Mean Girls":
In Topics: Bullying and teasing
> 60 days ago



May 3, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

It is horrible that your granddaughter is being bullied at school.  But now that the bullies' parents are involved, it is even worse.  Keep encouraging your granddaughter and her parents to stay on top of this and not to back down.  Have them keep a detailed account of everything that happens in and out of school with her peers as well as their parents.  Just to keep the emotions out of it, just stick to the facts.  

If it happened at school, ask the school for a copy of any documentation on the incident.  It might be a letter to the bullies' parents, memo to her teacher, or just a record that the incident happened.  If it happened outside of school, call the police so they can take a statement.  Bullying has gotten out of control and you need to have some kind of a paper trail if you need to make a case.  Otherwise it comes down to a her said, they said situation, making it more difficult to sort out what is going on.

Keep telling your granddaughter that you love her.  What is happening is not her fault.  She needs to know that someone is in her corner fighting for her. has some great resources that might provide you with additional information.  Good luck.
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