BULLYING AMONG CHILDREN IS A FACT OF LIFE
In spite of recent government anti-bullying programs and the proliferation of school district policies against
bullying, bullying among children is a fact of life. In the world of traditional school classrooms, many children
(estimates range up to 80% of all children) run the risk of being bullied.
There are many problems arising from bullying, ranging from esteem issues to basic safety, but educational-related
problems don't get much attention: grades may suffer because attention is drawn away from learning, and fear may lead
to absenteeism, truancy, or dropping out of school.
THE ROLE OF ECOT
As a responsible and authoritative leader in the education of K-12 students, it is incumbent on ECOT to inform
parents and students regarding bullying issues as they pertain to a student's education.
ECOT provides an educational alternative that allows students to focus on learning and to flourish in a setting that
is safe and comforting -- their own home. If your child is being bullied, don't change your child, change the
Are you feeling desperate, alone or helpless? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at
1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis
or emotional distress.
"I lost like 26 pairs of glasses because bullies would take and smash them, throw them away, take them home and leave them there, put them in their backpacks, take them and throw them somewhere random on the streets. I went to ECOT, now I am happy."
"My child has Aspberger's syndrome (autism), yet the school allowed other children to bully him, sometimes the other child would be punished but often not becuase the school refused to listen to my son, labeling him as a trouble maker."