Understanding How To Help Your Bullied Child

Bullying can exist anywhere. Unfortunately, bullying is especially common in schools and can take a negative toll on children and teenagers. As a parent, it can be challenging to know when to take action to help your child.

At J. Lewis & Associates, APLC, we have nearly 40 years of combined experience in assisting the vulnerable across Southern California. While many view bullying as a largely unavoidable issue in schools or other youth organizations, we understand the damaging effects it can have on young people. We will listen to your situation and determine an appropriate course of action.

What Is Bullying?

Bullying can involve anything from unprovoked verbal harassment to physical assault. Legally, it involves any act meant to harass, intimidate or hurt another. While you may immediately notice your child returning from school or an extracurricular activity with bruises or cuts, emotional abuse may be more difficult to spot. Moreover, your child may be reluctant to talk about it.

When You Should Involve A Lawyer

While learning that your child suffers from bullying can be heartbreaking, your legal options may be limited. Your first step should be to listen and discuss the situation with your child, before contacting the school or organization to notify an authoritative figure of the situation.

However, there are situations in which you should consult an attorney, including if:

  • The bullying comes from an adult, including a teacher, coach or mentor
  • Your child suffered sexual abuse or assault
  • The school, organization or more failed to take action after you reported the incident

We can discuss your options to find a suitable solution that prioritizes the best interests of both you and your child.

The Advantage We Provide

As a husband-wife attorney team, we are collaborative and family-oriented in our approach. As parents ourselves, we understand how devastating it can be to watch your child feel withdrawn, sad or anxious. We can assist you to hold the school or organization accountable for their lack of action.

Discuss Your Situation With An Attorney

When you learn your child suffers from bullying, it can be helpful to consult with a lawyer and learn your options. Contact our Riverside office to schedule a free initial consultation. Call us at 855-804-6049 or email us through our website.

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