Has anyone's kids experienced bullying when they first got here.
Last edited by doodles; 15-12-2010 at 03:30 AM.
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Hi , soory to hear about your son, we've been hear 3 mths now but have not experienced this problem so far. Was it at school? Where about r u living I have a 12 yr old son. Finding it hard to meet friends out of school. Can meet up for a coffe if you want.
hi i have sent you a private message, thanks
yes we experienced it too in kids and even a bit in adults.
not good is it. Hard enough without that $hit
Our kid's didn't, but Aussie kids and adults do like to "pay you out". Which basically means wind you up.
Personally i regard it as just banter and enjoy it, but i can see where some people or kids may fall down on this. Once a chink in the armour is seen then i guess kids will go in a lot more than some adults.
I don't know the full story and won't guess, but have a good talk with the kids, it's good to build that relationship.
Originally Posted by kangomik
yes i dont mind a bit of banter either but 3 year olds dont banter i have to say. At that age they dont understand banter. Its bullying. Im all for Australia but this is a chink. My views only from what ive experienced
hi,im bringing my children out aged 8,5 and 20 months-what sort of bullying and how old are the children ?,is it because theyre not australian and are the schoold dealing with it-really concerned about this,clare
Originally Posted by doodles
No, my 4.5 year old son is called 'Sh*t Dylan' everytime he walks into kindy by one boy at his kindy..
I first experienced this when walking into a local bakery and he was in there with his father. When I heard it I thought I was mistaken, his father didnt bat an eye so thought I must of been imagining it.
A week or so later Dylan was talking to me about this so called boy, and got upset and says he calls him it all the time.
I spoke to the Head of kindy and she the airy fairy way they deal with it is not on. I have worked in childcare for 12 years, 2 of those at a montessori nursery. Firmly and fairly is the way to stamp out bullying.
I was told that they have discussed this with the parents and the child.
On the last day of kindy we walked in and this boy announced very loudly "There's Sh*t Dylan" - I have told Dylan to ignore this and that obviously this child doesnt know that its not kind to say that to others. The teacher then told the child it wasnt nice and the child turned and hit the teacher with a wooden block (the size of a block of butter). AND nothing was done!!
These are 3-4 year olds.. I feel because I didnt say anything on the first two occassions then this little boy feels he has the right to do it.. next time I dont think I can be so forgiving.
Never had to experience this back in the UK.. and it makes me rather cross to see they are almost allowing this child to call names and hurt my sons feeling.
yes there have been threads on this lately and its real;ly worrying, were bringing our son to aus in the hope of a better life especially schooling. Hell be about 18 months by then. Im cocerned that the teachers arnt concerned top be honest ummm