Friday 26 October 2018

I have Zero tolerance for bullies....

Throughout October I will be joining in with Big Family Organised Chaos and her linky for Blogtober18. Today's prompt is: Zero tolerance for.

I asked the kids what do they have zero tolerance for and they both said the same as me. Bullies!!! This was such an easy post to come up with a topic for but it's a hard post to write because I have to be careful about what I say because my girls school bullies do read my blog.

I have Zero tolerance for bullies text

I was bullied as a child. There was no reason, the bullies just picked up on the fact that I was quiet and they went for that. It was mostly verbal bullying and threats but there was a few times where a girl would throw a punch and then get such a shock when I fought back. I might be quiet but I won't have anyone hit me. I hated school because of the bullies. My parents did try to get it stopped but the school was never that bothered about stopping it completely. Bullying is a bigger thing now a days. Children are crueler now and schools do take it more seriously.

Both of my girls have been bullied off and on all throughout school and we have a zero tolerance for it now. As soon as I hear about it I will put a stop to it or they will.

Ellie has been bullied off and on throughout school. When she was in nursery she hung around with the boys which was fine when they were 3, 4, 5 and 6 year old's but then the boys decided that girls were not cool so Ellie was left. Not having the boys to play with and not being part of the girl group she was the odd one out.

It all came to a head when she was in year 5. The teacher sent the nice kids out of the class room and came down like a ton of bricks on the nasty kids. She shouted and ended up crying because she had been bullied at school and it brought back awful memories for her. It did the trick mostly. Everyone was a lot nicer to everyone, Ellie included.

Now Ellie is at secondary school her primary school bullies have left her alone and Ellie has a new group of friends. I was proud of my girl a few weeks ago. Her friend was being bullied and she made sure it was stopped by reporting it to a teacher.

Sometimes kids torment others because that's the way they've been treated. They may think their behaviour is normal because they come from families where everyone regularly gets angry and shouts or calls each other names. They might have low self esteem, they might have been bullied themselves, they could be jealous, they like to show off and have a big ego but it is no excuse!

To make someone upset, feel bad about themselves is the cruelest thing you can do. I just can't understand why bullies bully. 

Sometimes kids will be kids and they will argue and do a bit of name calling but when a bully repeatedly does it the punishment needs to be harsher. A telling off from school, a detention or a letter home to the parents just isn't going to cut it!

If an adult was to push and shove another adult they could be arrested for assault. If they were to constantly shout things at someone in the street or make up rumours the police can be involved so why not younger people too. I am not talking about 6 year old's I mean secondary school age children. They should know better.

I watch ITV's This Morning and I have seen parents on there of children who have killed themselves because of school bullies. It is sickening and so, so sad.

I really think that the bullies should be charged with manslaughter! When you decide to make it your personal goal to make another human being as frightened and miserable as possible and that person turns to death as their only escape you are guilty! 


  1. Bullies also ruined my time at secondary school and I am starting to worry about Lewis moving up too. He’s a soft, calm boy, caring and really helpful... I really think bullies will play on that. He’s in year 5 now and as far as I’m aware there’s no bullying yet thankfully.

  2. Bullying is a really horrendous thing for kids to go through. So sorry to hear that your girls have experienced bullying throughout their time at school. I had a little bit of bullying on and off and it wasn't nice. I've been lucky that none of my kids have experienced it.