Parents Are Outraged Over A Video Of A Bully Teacher Grabbing Their 6-Year-Old Son By The Face. How To Protect Children?
May 23, 2019 18:34 By Fabiosa
Parents of a 6-year-old boy were outraged over a video of a teacher grabbing their son by the face in the school hallway. And that was not a single case when the same teacher had been accused of bullying kids.
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Kid was bullied by a teacher
Schools and kindergartens play a very important role for the children, as they help them grow emotionally, physically and mentally. Sadly, but nowadays, bullying at educational establishments happens all the time. Kids troll each other and teachers can do nothing to stop it.
But what will you tell if the school bully is your child's teacher?
Anthony and Autumn Nelson from Ohio could never imagine their 6-year-old son Ian was bullied by his own teacher if not a video they saw.
In the video, we see the Riverdale School kindergartner walking down the hallway to the bathroom. Then, his teacher, Barb Williams, confronts the boy and pins him up against the wall. At the same time, Williams grabs Ian by the face and picks him up by his shirt.
Ian returned home with bruises on his neck and back. When his parents saw the shocking video, they wanted the teacher terminated. They passed the video to the police. Williams was fined $250 for attempted child endangerment. Ian has been moved to a different class at the same school.
His parents said:
Even going to the school next year or the year after, he will still have to see her if she is present in the building. That’s probably going to scare him.
The story repeated again
Later, a similar story happened to a 8-year-boy who was a student in Williams' class too. The boy’s parents, Bryce and April Blanton, said they noticed bruises on their child and that the boy was reluctant to go to school.
When the Blantons discovered that Barb William had been earlier accused of kids bullying, they hired an attorney to investigate what’s really going on in their son’s class. Further details have not been revealed as the case is still under investigation.
How to protect your kids from bullying at school
How to find out that your child suffers from bullying? Here are some useful tips for parents to know:
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1. Regularly ask a kid how he/she is doing at school. Pay attention to the kid’s emotions at that moment.
2. Get acquainted with your kid’s teachers.
3. Communicate with other parents.
4. If your child feels reluctant to go to school on a regular basis, it may be an alarming sigh he/she suffers from bullying.
5. Sometimes, children just do not realize what bullying actually means. Try to explain it to the child.
6. Do not hesitate to address for a professional help of a child psychologist if necessary.
We hope your children will never face this dangerous experience.
The material in this article is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a certified specialist.