Big Bad Bullies
Bullying is in every neighborhood and every school across America. Dr. Phil gives advice on how your child can avoid falling prey to bullies.
Twelve-year-old Si'Mone was pummeled by seven boys as he rode home on a school bus. As a result of the fight, Si'Mone suffered soft tissue damage and cervical strain. "I don't get how they can be so cruel hearted," he says.
When Debra sent her 13-year-old daughter, Lauren, to school on the bus, she never expected her to end up in the hospital. Lauren was beaten unconscious on the bus by a female student, and the entire attack was caught on tape.
"My mom always told me if someone hits me, I'm supposed to hit them back," says Dwana, the 16-year-old student who beat up Lauren. She says, "I don't feel I did anything wrong."
Keith was once bullied, but now he terrorizes other kids at his school. His mother, Joyce, says, "I don't want him to think he has to be a big, bad, terrible person."