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School Bullying Attorney El Segundo

School Bullying Lawyer

When your child has been harassed or victimized at school due to their appearance, disability, academic talent, or another characteristic, the consequences can reach far beyond simply affecting their grades. Bullying is a serious matter and can have a lifelong impact on a student’s self-esteem and confidence, as well as lasting physical implications where severe injuries are inflicted. Physical and cyberbullying are rife in schools in El Segundo and across the South Bay area, and could be the reason behind the transformation from a happy, confident child, to a withdrawn, stressed and emotionally distressed child. If you know or suspect, that your child is suffering from bullying at school, an El Segundo school bullying attorney is here for you.

Sign of School Bullying in El Segundo

Physical bullying at school has existed for pretty much as long as schools have existed and, truth be told, probably went on even before that. While many cartoons, movies, and books feature a school bully character, there is nothing amusing or entertaining about being victimized at school. In today’s world, where we are all so in touch with technology, cyberbullying is as much of a problem as physical bullying, and can take as many forms.

While working with previous school bullying victims and their parents, our El Segundo attorneys have realized just how many potential signs of bullying there are. For example, parents have approached us to bring a lawsuit against their child’s school after noticing the following characteristics:

  • Suddenly developing difficulty sleeping
  • Decreased academic performance
  • Unwillingness to go to school, where the child was previously a keen student
  • Refusal to eat
  • Noticeably diminishing self-esteem and confidence
  • Avoiding friends and social situations
  • Regular claims of illness to avoid school
  • Displays of anxiety or depression

As your child’s school owes them a duty of care to keep them safe while on the premises, an El Segundo school bullying attorney could successfully litigate on your behalf.

How Could an El Segundo School Bullying Attorney Help My Child?

It is the school’s responsibility to protect all children under their care and, if your child is being victimized by bullying, the school is failing to provide the required level of care. With an extensive experience of handling cases like this, an Okabe and Haushalter school bullying attorney could aggressively and comprehensively advocate for your child’s right to a safe and secure learning environment.

The approach your school bullying lawyer takes will depend on the circumstances of your child’s case – for example, if the bully is over 18, we could have more legal options available to us. Otherwise, we will consider whether the bullying was physical or cyber-bullying, what evidence can be gathered, and if there was any sexual element to the messages. Generally, the parents and teachers of the bully, as well as you and your child, will be required to become involved in the lawsuit.

To find out how our El Segundo school bullying attorneys could act on the emotional and physical distress your child has been subjected to, schedule your free initial consultation by calling us today on 310-430-7799.