No one wants to see their kid bullied. It puts a pit right in the center of your stomach. There is little you can do to help them, but that doesn’t mean there is nothing you can do.
The folks at Hogan Injury law in California wrote this article about your role as a parent:
First – listen to your kid. And watch them. They may not want to talk about it. That’s fine too. Sometimes a patient gentle touch – reminding them that you care is helpful.
2nd: Talk to the school. Ask them to help. I have a good free online course on how to do this in a way that will actually help them help your kid. https://bullyvaccineproject.com/how-to-talk-to-your-childs-school-so-they-will-actually-listen-and-help/ It is also available as an ebook.
Keep reporting and keep reporting. You can’t just report once and have it fixed. Stopping bullying is a process that takes place over time. So you have to keep up communication with the teacher and principal on a daily basis ideally.
If the school isn’t responsive or the problem persists, you may want to consider other options.
One thing that will help you – whether you seek legal help or not – is creating a documentation log. I have a sample you can download here: http://thebullyvaccine.com/downloads/documentationlog.pdf Bullying is a pattern of behavior and documenting every little thing that happens may seem like over-reaction, but it’s what shows the pattern that helps schools take what is happening seriously.
If your child is reluctant to fill out the log, have them watch some of my free short videos. I had one mother tell me – after a month of watching videos, her daughter finally started filling out the log and once she did – things got better. https://bullyvaccineproject.com/53bullyingtips/
If your child is dealing with a chronic bullying problem – consider signing up for my toolkit. https://bullyvaccineproject.com/toolkitoverview/ Which is for a fee – but can be accessed free if you need it.