A Minnesota mother is hoping a video she posted on Facebook will help stop her 8-yr-old daughter from being bullied.
Since Sarah Cymbaluk, of Fosston, MN, posted the video it went viral. In it you see her daughter Anna, crying hysterically after another bullying incident.
At one point her little brother describes what happened to Anna on the playground. “You’re going to die by suicide.” The boy also said he was called expletives on the playground.
They feel like they’re worth nothing,” Cymbaluk told KXJB-TV. “You tell them there’s adults to help you, there’s people to help you, the school will help you.”
But Anna says she’s been to the principal five times, and nothing has been done. Instead she’s been made to feel like it’s her fault.
The school district’s superintendent claims the allegations are news to him.
“I found out about the situation a couple days ago, and I think it could have been resolved without going to Facebook,” Superintendent Mark Nohner told KXJB-TV.
He went on to say that the school is looking into the allegations.
I think it’s pretty sad that a mom had to post a video and have it go viral before the school would step in. But what’s really sad is it doesn’t surprise me.
Parents have to be an advocate for their kids and do whatever it takes to make sure their voices are heard. Anything to make sure their child doesn’t become one of the over 3.2 million students that are bullied each year in the United States.
So parents, since the education system appears to be failing, please teach your kids to be kind to one another and stop bullying.
And that’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.