My son attends our local State School, he is 10 and is currently in year 5. Since Prep I noticed that he was different from the other children and it has only been recently that I have finally got a diagnoses after six years.My son has Tourettes which unfortunately makes him a target for ongoing bullying. On Anti Bullying Day earlier at the end of last term we were encouraged to wear an orange shirt to promote awareness & discourage bullying in our schools. Even on this day my son was bullied for wearing an orange shirt, among other things. Kids can be really cruel, I encourage all parents to educate their children in the home regarding bullying and its effects on others.
Posted by marniecd, 25th April 2013