I received a troubling email from a high school student who was very upset with the Jocks (as she put it) and how they have been bullying a special education student. She described some very gross and disgusting things they have done to this poor student. She asked my advice and I told her to tell authorities immediately.
In elementary school students are taught diversity and ability awareness. They learn understanding and kindness but for some reason this education goes out the window in middle school and high school.
Not only do we need to teach No Bullying but we also need to teach differences and remind them that making fun of someone’s shortcomings is not funny it is BULLYING!