A friend of mine went to her child's school administration this morning with the goal of informing them of acts of bullying going on involving students there. Her approach, I'm sure, was one of concern for the victims and how to get the point across that bullying never leads to anything good. It is senseless, reckless, and oftentimes leads to death. She invited all parents to join her in the meeting; not just parents of bullied children, but ALL parents of students at the school. She went in alone. Even the TV station crew that was invited didn't show up. She went in alone to represent all parents AND children associated with the school. Did the administration take her efforts seriously. No, they did not. Even though there may be strength in numbers, no one can underestimate the power of one mother. I have a feeling we will see some results of that mother's determination to alert authorities of the dangers of what is happening to the children they have responsibilities over.
I just hope it will not be too late for any more of those young souls who are the victims of unnecessary and preventable abuse.
Thankful for this good mother who set an example of standing up for those who needed her to do so. You did your best. Keep fighting. You have made a difference and will continue to do so. I just know it.