Monday, April 25, 2011

U. Unwanted attention

Many parents are unaware that their child is receiving unwanted attention from unscrupulous bullies at school. The unwilling child becomes jittery and uncertain if they’re unceremoniously upended in the toilet. The unceasing torment undermines the child’s confidence and they need to unburden unashamedly.

It’s unbelievable that untold amounts are spent on war not education. It's unheard of to provide unfailingly exceptional programmes; I think we're uncharitably uncommitted. It would change the outcome! Due to the unwillingness of authorities to tackle the problem creatively and unilaterally, beautiful lives are undermined.

It’d be great if an umbrella would help, but it wont.
Things can spiral down very quickly if bullying isn't tackled early on.
A Drabble is a story told in 100 words. No more, no less.

Here tomorrow: Valiant Volunteers

Over at traverselife, I'm spending the month looking at different aspects of bullying.

10 comments:

Bob Scotney said...

We've just spent the weekend with three of our grandchildren. Listening to their conversations showed that they accept a lot of today's violent aspects, including bullying, as part of day-to-day school life.

sue said...

Bob, I find that so sad. It seems like we haven't made much progress at all. However, it's great when children have loving grandparents to support them :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sue .. wonderfully expressed - it'd be great if we can get more people to pay attention .. and generally stop bullying in all walks of life ..

Kids and people deserve better .. so this is really well set out - bringing the unpreparedness to the fore ..

It would be great if an umbrella would help .. only an umbrella of care, concern and love encompassing the universe might do it ..

Love the drabble .. Hilary

Manzanita said...

You're amazing the way you always get your point across using a vast number of words beginning with the subject letter. Ties in with your other blog.
Love and peace,
Manzanita
Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

Jan Morrison said...

this is excellent. bullying at school is getting me down too. My kids tell me about things that happen and yet they don't want anything done...
argggh.
Jan Morrison

Boonie S said...

This is very cleverly composed - interesting and provocative. Thanks for sharing. U’ve usurped us all with this

All the best, Boonie

queenofenglish said...

Sue, I agree with you completely. I have seen what bullying can do to a child's self-esteem and self-confidence during my 15 years of teaching. There have been times when I've wanted to cry with the child.
I have read that bullies are bullied at home. I've also seen that to be true. Doesn't make what bullies do right, but it does bring another problem to light and another side of the story.

MM the Queen of English

queenofenglish said...

Sue, I agree with you completely. I have seen what bullying can do to a child's self-esteem and self-confidence during my 15 years of teaching. There have been times when I've wanted to cry with the child.
I have read that bullies are bullied at home. I've also seen that to be true. Doesn't make what bullies do right, but it does bring another problem to light and another side of the story.

MM the Queen of English

Amanda Trought said...

Its definitely seems to have got worse from my day, its very frustrating as a parent when your child tells you about what is happening, but says you'll make it worse if you do anything about it

Amanda

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sue said...

Hilaary, I want a magic wand as well as the super strong umbrella! I like the image of the umbrella encompassing the universe. *sigh*
Manzanita, thankyou so much. Sometimes I find it hard to separate the two blogs, but this one is usually shorter!
Jan, it's so incredibly hard when they plead for you not to intervene. But...oh I won't go on...it's like being caught between the proverbial rock and the hard place:(
Boonie, thanks - provocative? Me? No. Never!
QoE, yes, it hurts so much as a teacher doesn't it. I've let the teenagers see the odd tear or two. For some it was the only time they realised that an adult was on their side. For those with no home support it's a dreadfully lonely life.
Amanda, parenting is so dreadfully difficult. We really need all schools to be on board with outstanding programmes to support and underline appropriate behaviour. Our children also need to know we back them, understand and are there for them as needed.

Thankyou all for dropping by and commenting. This is a lovely supportive community. Sue