Bullying has been in the news for the past few years, with several high-profile anti-bullying campaigns as well as many tragic stories of children who have lost their lives due to bullying. Unfortunately, bullying continues to be a serious concern for parents and students everywhere. In many cases, these situations can escalate until a child sustains serious injuries, becomes withdrawn, and suffers other ill effects.
Bullying can escalate from name-calling to physical violence and can result in self-harm as well as pushing and shoving that can lead to head injuries in Miami, spinal cord injuries, and other serious injuries. In some cases, the violence escalates to truly frightening level, leading to burn injuries in Miami as well as other serious lifelong injuries.
To prevent bullying, it is first important to discuss school-related issues with your child. Your child needs to know that their school has a no-bullying policy and that you have a similar policy in your home. Be alert to any signs that your child is either being bullied or is participating in violence against another student. Children who are being targeted by other students may become withdrawn, may try to avoid going to school, may get headaches or stomach aches, and may experience personality changes. Students who are bullying other students may be harder to detect. They may be spending time with a new group of students or maybe showing other signs of personality changes.
It can be hard to detect bullying. In many cases, victims are embarrassed and are afraid to come forward because they fear retaliation and an escalation of violence. Sometimes, students who are harassed by others may simply feel that there is nothing that can be done. It is important for parents to watch for unexplained injuries, sudden solitude, weight loss, sleeping habit changes, and a drop in grades. Even if the problem is not bullying, these symptoms may suggest that something else is amiss.
If you suspect that your child is being harassed by other students or injured by other students, speak with the principal and the administrators of the school. Schools have a responsibility to help prevent injuries to minors and children in Miami and other communities. If the school is not supportive in helping you prevent violence against your child, you may be able to take legal action if your child continues to be injured and harassed.
If your child is seriously injured, it is important to speak with a personal injury attorney in Miami as well as the police and the parents of the other children who were involved. In these cases, it is important to get to the bottom of the matter before injuries and the level of violence escalates. In some cases, you may have a legal claim, which can help pay for your child’s medical care, counseling, and for other resources that can help your child.
Has your child suffered serious injuries? Has a school or day care been negligent in preventing violence against your child? You do have rights and options. To find out what they might be, contact the Flaxman Law Group legal team today to arrange for a free case review.