An 8-year-old girl has been bullying children on the bus, and the standard
warnings and conversations with this student have not stopped the bullying.
The 8-year-old girl loses the privilege of going on the bus thereby
preempting the bullying problem on the bus as she is no longer in that situation or
setting. (She needs to find another way to get to and from school until the school can
rest assured that all children on the bus will be safe from her bullying.) In the interim,
we work with the 8-year-old to address the cause of the bullying and we teach her the
social skills she needs in order to have healthier interactions with her peers. As soon as
she commits to respecting the hearts and bodies of all students on the bus, and her
actions are reflecting a change in attitude and behavior, she is allowed on the bus again
on a trial basis.