05/21/13 Katie Bare is the mother of two sons, ages 8 and 12. One of her boys has repeatedly been bullied this year at school. He has had kids push him down, kick dirt in his face, not let him get up off the ground, call him horrible vulgar names, taunt him in the hallways, and make fun of his physical appearance while getting others to join in.
Katie said, “We have done everything we can to put a stop to this. Not always having full cooperation from the school.”
Bare recently met Milene Jeffirs, a woman who moved here from Brazil and has been working with the Plymouth schools teaching the effects of bullying. The two have joined forces and put together a parent’s seminar that they are very excited about it.
Mrs. Bare said, “I think the public needs to be made aware that even living in a small town bullying still happens and probably more frequently than we would like to admit.”
The seminar is free and open to anyone who would like to attend. It will be held Tuesday, May 21st at 6 p.m. in the Stockman Youth Building behind Sunrise Chapel on Lincoln Highway east of Plymouth.
Katie Bare said, “From our personal experience I think this behavior needs to not only be understood and addressed at the schools but at home as well. Parents need to understand how their own actions may be causing their children to bully at school.”
For more information call 574-780-0052.