Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Project Black 4 from Anna's Blog!

Today has been so busy it's flown by! Here are my latest sunglasses; very cheap ones from Primark! I love sunglasses but am always losing them so now I buy cheap ones - I never really recovered from losing a very expensive pair when I was in my twenties!

Well done to those of you who guessed the lady on the mug was my literary idol, Jane Austen!

Work was really hectic and I was exhausted when I got home. Yesterday Sian was pinched, pushed and kicked in the corridor at school by two older pupils. When I heard what had happened I got in touch with the school and was assured it would be dealt with.

Today I find that whilst two teachers have been sympathetic and gave Sian an early lunch pass, another one basically interrogated her about the incident, asked her to show her bruises in order to "prove" she'd been hurt and seemed to be implying that Sian either provoked the incident, made it up or was in fact the aggressor. Today Sian was called a snitch and worse by these girls, and is too worried to go to school tomorrow.

I feel despairing. It's hard to take a stand against bullies as you always suffer a backlash for "telling". I would expect teaching staff to be at least impartial.

10 comments:

Dianne said...

I'm so sorry this is happening to Sian!

girls can so often be so vicious.

hugs to Sian.

love your sunglasses lady :)

Rebecca said...

I REALLY like how you cropped this photo. Awesome!

Anna said...

HI! Sunglasses are such a great idea! Hey, I got your email and I will email you back in the next couple of days...I have been a little busy so I am hoping to settle down a bit in the next day or two!

Take care and I hope you are well Julie!

Raven said...

Such a wonderful sharp photo. I'll keep you and Sian in my prayers. Seems like your school needs one of those psychology programs that educates kids AND staff. Hard stuff to deal with.

Kerri said...

Gosh its hard to be a teenager these days! I am so sorry this is happening to Sian!

Love your shot of the sunglassess!

picperfic said...

Get strong, phone the school, ask to speak to the head. You need this dealt with and NOW! I feel so strongly about this, my third child was bullied and I dealt with it even though he begged me not to. They are not strong enough to do this on their own. The bullies left him alone once they realised they couldn't get away with it. I feel for you and your daughter...who cares if you cry at the head, I did, I was desparate but so strong! I cannot for the life of me, imagine that you hav a daughter that provokes this sort of behaviour in others...GGggrrrrr!!!

Akelamalu said...

Nice sunglasses!

I have never had a satisfactory result from any school regarding their handling of bullying! Don't give up though, go to the school and make a real fuss and if necessary confront the bullies yourself - that tends to stop them in their tracks. Not ideal I know but needs must when your child is being bullied.

The Quiet Rage said...

Skype me.... we have a LOT to talk about w/ "girl" issues. I think we can help each other.

The Quiet Rage said...

I love nice-looking, cheap sunglasses, as I have a history of breaking and/or losing them.

photowannabe said...

Just read this post and am so sorry that this has happened to your daughter. Its like emotional blackmail that the bullies are doing. It can't go on. I'm glad the term is coming to an end.