Hi All

I am looking for some advice please. I recently wrote a letter to my daughters school principle. My daughter is 13 and has been bullied relentlessly by a girl for the last year and a half. My daughter wrote a letter to the principle herself last year begging him for help. She was beaten up last summer and had her lip open. We didnt take any action at the time as she was too frightened of the possible repercussions. The principle advised her to go to Student Services - this is the policy on bullying - that student services handle it. The advice from them was that she was to stay away from the bully.

This has proven completely useless as the girl actively seeks her out every break time and follows her around school with her little gang taunting her, throwing things at her and telling her to go and kill herself.

I wrote to the principle last week and explained that student services are of no use and that the bullying and constant harassment are making my daughter very fragile and she is frightened to go to school. His reply was that he doesn't have the time to investigate such complaints and that he will refer her back to student services.

I feel like I am tearing my hair out here as i am not receiving the support that my daughter needs. Please can anyone help or offer any advice on how I might take this further - I am worried sick that my daughter will do something stupid if this girl isnt stopped.
Hi, I understand that this is a difficult and frustrating situation. We suggest that you obtain a copy of the school's anti-bullying policy and their complaints policy, both of which they are required to provide you with by law. If the school continues to do nothing you can refer to their complaints policy. Get on the school's case, bother them until they take you seriously because unfortunately these situations are quite common. You may find it helpful to read our articles on general bullying advice, bullying at school, advice for parents. If you feel you need further support please e-mail us at askus@familylives.org.uk or call our freephone helpline on 0808 800 2222.
Hi This is a terrible situation and Im going through similar situation. Just words at the moment. I have also spoken to school who have been quite supportive however it has continued. Your daughter does not deserve this and Im sure you have told her that, i have done the same with my son. I am going to go to the governers next if that doesnt work , I am going to Local Education Authority and if necessary police have told me I can involve them. I am so sorry you are going through this I hope knowing someone else has same problems will help     Kathy