We hope to receive as many letters as possible for Bailey, so we've once again created a second "mature" page, so you can decide if you are comfortable sharing and showing the details to your students, based on their age and maturity, about Bailey's attempt to take her life to end the bullying.

 

To continue the story from Bailey's homepage...
So, when the bullies took her favorite drawing pencil from her and snapped it on purpose, and there was no one to help her, Bailey snapped, too. She just couldn't take it anymore after a year of being physically and verbally attacked. The 10-year-old went to the Girl's Room and struggled with thoughts of what she could do to make the boys stop and to leave her alone. It seemed hopeless. She took off her art apron and used the strings to tie it around her neck and then tie it up to the top of the bathroom stall. THANKFULLY, she was found by another student as she was leaning forward from standing on top of the toilet seat trying to hang herself.

 

Can a ten-year-old really understand the concept of taking her life? Bailey did not. In her own words, Bailey "just wanted them to stop" and she thought that, after hanging herself,

"I would have been just left alone."

 

School officials told Bailey's dad that, even though Bailey had complained about the boys, and even though the school had received other reports about those same boys bullying other kids, she did not "go through the process" for reporting... so nothing was ever done. After Spring Break, when Bailey returned to the school, she was isolated and not allowed to use the regular bathrooms, only one bathroom in a special classroom, making HER the problem instead of the boys that bullied her to desperation. At that point, her parents removed her from the school. No notification had gone out from the school to parents about the bullying incidents at the school that led to Bailey's emergency. Only a couple of days after Bailey returned, 7 students in her elementary school slit their wrists with razors they took out of pencil sharpeners ... now, there is an outcry and a news story about the lack of supervision and notification at the school.

 

Help us let Bailey know she matters

and that her peers and people across the country

really DO CARE about what happened TO HER!

 

If we can help children find the words and support they need to express what's happening inside and outside, we can truly make a difference in stopping "bullying" and the trauma it causes to young minds and hearts only just learning about life. Let's show Bailey what peer support really feels like!!!! :)



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