Bullying Is No Longer A "Fact Of Life"
For a long time, school districts turned a blind eye to bullying, claiming that "kids will be kids." Recently this issue has been highlighted in the news as well as within communities across the country. Kids are putting up YouTube videos talking about how harshly they have been bullied. Some children have committed suicide because the bullying became so severe, including a girl in our neighboring state of Massachusetts.
Four years ago, Rhode Island adopted a law that stated all cities and towns must have a bullying policy in place. Some districts have yet to comply with this law. This is causing serious problems for our children. Schools are no longer a safe environment and this behavior can follow your child home in the form of cyberbullying. Children are being hurt physically and emotionally by this lack of responsibility on the part of our educational institutions.
Dana & Dana has successfully resolved several cases of bullying in schools for children who are suffering from the attacks of their peers. We can help you defend the rights of your child if he or she has suffered any of the following:
- Physical assault, including being assaulted at school
- Verbal assault
- Emotional bullying
- Threatening text messages
Providence Student Cyberbullying Lawyers
Mark Dana has extensive experience advocating for children with special needs. It has been shown that special needs children are twice as likely to suffer from bullying than their typically developing peers. Because Mark understands the policies that govern the education of special needs children, this puts him in a unique position to defend the rights of your child if he or she has a disability.
This area of law is evolving quickly to catch up with years of neglect by school boards and parents alike. You don't have to tolerate this bad behavior; you can hold the child doing the bullying, the child's parents and the school district accountable. Dana & Dana will help, zealously advocating for your child's right to a safe learning environment. We are accomplished trial attorneys who have represented many young people in these situations.
Call Dana & Dana at 401-438-3800 or send us an e-mail to schedule an initial consultation.