School Bullying and Cyber Bullying
Today’s schoolchildren not only have to worry about bullying and harassment on the playground and the school bus, but also online. Cyber bullying has been a problem for several years, and it can be extremely damaging to children, especially when it is not addressed.
According to the National Crime Prevention Council, 43 percent of children have been bullied online, and 1 in 4 have been bullied more than once. Unfortunately, according to TRU Insights & McAfee, only 1 in 10 victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of the abuse.
Victims of bullying, whether in-person or online, are at a greater risk for several adverse impacts, including:
- Decreased academic performance
- Decreased self-esteem
- Eating disorders
- Unexplained physical injuries
- Difficulty sleeping
If your child has been the victim of bullying or harassment at school or as part of another organization, we urge you to speak with one of our lawyers for bullying victims in Kansas City.
You can reach a compassionate and informative lawyer at Holman Schiavone, LLC, by calling our office at (816) 399-5149. All initial consultations are free of charge. We will help you understand your full legal options and how our firm can support your pursuit of justice and compensation for your child.
Harassment at School, on Teams and in Clubs
Children we have represented in the Kansas City area have been harassed and bullied because of their physical appearance, religious beliefs, physical or mental disabilities, skin color and sexual orientation. If your child tells you about bullying or has been noticeably harmed (physically or emotionally) from harassment or bullying, you may be able to seek legal and financial recovery.
Teachers, coaches, scout leaders and caregivers are legally obligated to report signs of bullying or harassment, and they are responsible for maintaining safe environments for all children. When responsible adults fail to intervene, schools and other organizations can be held accountable for negligent or inadequate supervision.
It is important to speak with an experienced school bullying and harassment attorney as soon as possible in these matters. Finding evidence can be challenging, and your child could continue to suffer, possibly leading to a lifetime of anguish, if effective intervention is not completed.
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We understand that this situation is sensitive. We will not force you to take any legal action, but we will help you recognize warning signs, understand what can be used as evidence and inform you of your full legal options in the best interests of your child.