The war of words continued yesterday moving from the daughters to the mothers. After one Mum posted an Instagram message to her daughter from another 12 year old on her FB page, the other Mum took to FB also to vent her concerns. The Instagram message called Ms S’s 12 year old daughter, ‘a “b*tch” and said “I dont (sic) care if anyone tells her”.
As suggested by this site yesterday it is unwise to try and thrash these things out with other parents without a mediator such as a School. And never do it via social media! It just gets messy. In the heraldsun article, expert Michael Carr-Gregg, told parents to encourage children to ignore bullies, and block them from their social media sites, rather than to become directly involved. He warned that both taking direct action via social media and parental involvement could escalate bullying rather than solve it.
To view the parents’ posts and debate the issue go to Facebook.com/NewswithSuse