Teenager killed by train at Wivelsfield railway station was being bullied

Teenager killed by train was being bullied

Teenager killed by train was being bullied

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A TEENAGE boy who was killed by a train, posted on Facebook that he was being bullied just days before he died.

The 16-year-old, named locally as Taylor James ‘TJ’ Sibley, died at Wivelsfield railway station at about 7.30pm on Thursday evening.

British Transport Police (BTP) were called to the scene along with paramedics from South East Coast Ambulance Service. The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.

The circumstances are being investigated but the death is not being treated as suspicious.

A BTP spokesman said: “The boy’s family has been informed and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”

On Twitter, Ellie Proud wrote: “Can't believe another young life has been taken, rest in peace TJ Sibley. My thoughts are with your family.”

Georgia Todd said TJ “always managed to put a smile on his face - he'll be missed, R.I.P”.

Ellie Jackson posted: “Rest in peace TJ Sibley, such a lovely guy.”

On Facebook Georgina Daisy Tofield wrote: “R.i.p TJ Sibley it was such a shock to hear this, I'm so sorry that you felt you had to do this, no one should ever be made to feel like that. It's dreadful to think that we have lost another precious life from our year. May you rest in peace and never be tormented by others again xxx”

On Tuesday evening TJ Sibley, believed to be a pupil at Warden Park School in Cuckfield, posted a link to the song Bully by American band Shinedown from his Facebook profile page, with a message saying his life had been made a misery.

Last night his family declined to speak to The Argus.

All lines were closed and trains from London terminated at Haywards Heath after the accident, with buses replacing trains between Haywards Heath and Brighton.

The lines were reopened at about 9.30pm with short-notice alterations and delays.

Memebers of the community expressed their shock on Facebook.

Stacy Shakespeare said: “How awful, so sad, not only for the young lad but his family, the witnesses, train driver and paramedics.”

Delwyn Myers added: “To lose a child, no matter which way, is the ultimate loss.

“Poor boy and poor family.”

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7:34am Sat 2 Aug 14

Youlikemyjugs says...

I'm sure the family did decline to speak to a The Argus - why would this possibly be on their wish-list in the wake of this awful tragedy?

Why would they conceivably want to talk to a newspaper?

The vultures are circling...
I'm sure the family did decline to speak to a The Argus - why would this possibly be on their wish-list in the wake of this awful tragedy? Why would they conceivably want to talk to a newspaper? The vultures are circling... Youlikemyjugs
  • Score: 75

7:38am Sat 2 Aug 14

babsticals says...

I hope all you bullies are reading this ! And are very proud of yourselfs! If the police find out who you are,you should be charged with manslaughter.You are disgusting,it may be fun for you to bully others,but look at the consequences.R.I.P Tj Sibley.My thoughts go out to your family,friends and those involved. X
I hope all you bullies are reading this ! And are very proud of yourselfs! If the police find out who you are,you should be charged with manslaughter.You are disgusting,it may be fun for you to bully others,but look at the consequences.R.I.P Tj Sibley.My thoughts go out to your family,friends and those involved. X babsticals
  • Score: 147

9:11am Sat 2 Aug 14

Juleyanne says...

The venomous lowlife who bullied this poor teenager have blood on their hands and will have to carry the guilt for the rest of their miserable
lives. Lets hope the school thoroughly investigates what lead up to this tragedy, leaving no stone unturned and takes robust action against the guilty parties together with police action.
The venomous lowlife who bullied this poor teenager have blood on their hands and will have to carry the guilt for the rest of their miserable lives. Lets hope the school thoroughly investigates what lead up to this tragedy, leaving no stone unturned and takes robust action against the guilty parties together with police action. Juleyanne
  • Score: 112

9:31am Sat 2 Aug 14

stevensavage says...

this young lad has gone and those peope who allegedly bullied him i hope hes in your heads every day for the rest of your miserable little lives.he missed out on his life thanks to you and long may he terrify you in yours.my sincerest condolences to his family and to anyone who knew him as its horrible
this young lad has gone and those peope who allegedly bullied him i hope hes in your heads every day for the rest of your miserable little lives.he missed out on his life thanks to you and long may he terrify you in yours.my sincerest condolences to his family and to anyone who knew him as its horrible stevensavage
  • Score: 73

10:18am Sat 2 Aug 14

Andrew40Brighton says...

What kind of sick minded newspaper editor would even try to contact the family of a 16 year old boy who had just taken their own life? What do you expect them to say - that they are having a party? A perfect example of the immoral voyeurism of journalists. A boy is driven by bullies to stand in front of a train and you think that it is appropriate to target the family? Yesterday you were appealing for readers to contact you if they knew the boy - today you are contacting the family. I am pretty sure that even the most stupid journalist in Britain can imagine what their thoughts and words would be at this awful time. Try focusing on bullies. RIP
What kind of sick minded newspaper editor would even try to contact the family of a 16 year old boy who had just taken their own life? What do you expect them to say - that they are having a party? A perfect example of the immoral voyeurism of journalists. A boy is driven by bullies to stand in front of a train and you think that it is appropriate to target the family? Yesterday you were appealing for readers to contact you if they knew the boy - today you are contacting the family. I am pretty sure that even the most stupid journalist in Britain can imagine what their thoughts and words would be at this awful time. Try focusing on bullies. RIP Andrew40Brighton
  • Score: 77

11:32am Sat 2 Aug 14

boo2005 says...

never mind 'rest in peace'....catch the 'bar stewards' who do this sort of thing and severely torture them, mentally or physically!.....this disgusting filth has to learn lessons in life that they will never forget, because this sort of behaviour is becoming increasingly commonplace in today's dreadful society and even when caught, they are not being punished enough!
never mind 'rest in peace'....catch the 'bar stewards' who do this sort of thing and severely torture them, mentally or physically!.....this disgusting filth has to learn lessons in life that they will never forget, because this sort of behaviour is becoming increasingly commonplace in today's dreadful society and even when caught, they are not being punished enough! boo2005
  • Score: 42

11:56am Sat 2 Aug 14

adzam says...

Words are not enough. Thoughts with those left behind. TJ finally found peace, but at a terrible price. Such a sad time
Words are not enough. Thoughts with those left behind. TJ finally found peace, but at a terrible price. Such a sad time adzam
  • Score: 22

12:04pm Sat 2 Aug 14

boo2005 says...

adzam wrote:
Words are not enough. Thoughts with those left behind. TJ finally found peace, but at a terrible price. Such a sad time
words are indeed not anywhere near enough, sreious action is what is needed to halt this 'trend'!
[quote][p][bold]adzam[/bold] wrote: Words are not enough. Thoughts with those left behind. TJ finally found peace, but at a terrible price. Such a sad time[/p][/quote]words are indeed not anywhere near enough, sreious action is what is needed to halt this 'trend'! boo2005
  • Score: 22

3:07pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Number Six says...

Instead of the Argus saying "Did you know the victim? Contact us" Why don't they say "Were you one of the sub-human scumbags who bullied this lad? Contact us and tell us why, and how you are feeling now"

Just a thought
Instead of the Argus saying "Did you know the victim? Contact us" Why don't they say "Were you one of the sub-human scumbags who bullied this lad? Contact us and tell us why, and how you are feeling now" Just a thought Number Six
  • Score: 41

3:30pm Sat 2 Aug 14

wales1973 says...

Andrew40Brighton wrote:
What kind of sick minded newspaper editor would even try to contact the family of a 16 year old boy who had just taken their own life? What do you expect them to say - that they are having a party? A perfect example of the immoral voyeurism of journalists. A boy is driven by bullies to stand in front of a train and you think that it is appropriate to target the family? Yesterday you were appealing for readers to contact you if they knew the boy - today you are contacting the family. I am pretty sure that even the most stupid journalist in Britain can imagine what their thoughts and words would be at this awful time. Try focusing on bullies. RIP
This paper did exactly the same to myself and my family 3 days after my 21 year old son took his life , absolutely unbelievable all to sell a story , they are no better than the filthy bullies themselves. So very sad another young life and family destroyed . Rip young man. X
[quote][p][bold]Andrew40Brighton[/bold] wrote: What kind of sick minded newspaper editor would even try to contact the family of a 16 year old boy who had just taken their own life? What do you expect them to say - that they are having a party? A perfect example of the immoral voyeurism of journalists. A boy is driven by bullies to stand in front of a train and you think that it is appropriate to target the family? Yesterday you were appealing for readers to contact you if they knew the boy - today you are contacting the family. I am pretty sure that even the most stupid journalist in Britain can imagine what their thoughts and words would be at this awful time. Try focusing on bullies. RIP[/p][/quote]This paper did exactly the same to myself and my family 3 days after my 21 year old son took his life , absolutely unbelievable all to sell a story , they are no better than the filthy bullies themselves. So very sad another young life and family destroyed . Rip young man. X wales1973
  • Score: 49

4:52pm Sat 2 Aug 14

a person says...

This is so sad . It is also sad that maybe he
could not talk to anyone about it.
I think all parents need to talk to their children more about bullying ,
pre school and throughout their school lives , maybe even
after starting work as well.
Similar to stranger danger but much more often .and don't keep it a secret.
Have their friends to play often , you can learn a lot from what / who
their friends talk about.
Also don't believe schools that say they don't have bullies in their schools.
This is so sad . It is also sad that maybe he could not talk to anyone about it. I think all parents need to talk to their children more about bullying , pre school and throughout their school lives , maybe even after starting work as well. Similar to stranger danger but much more often .and don't keep it a secret. Have their friends to play often , you can learn a lot from what / who their friends talk about. Also don't believe schools that say they don't have bullies in their schools. a person
  • Score: 12

5:09pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Sir Prised says...

boo2005 wrote:
never mind 'rest in peace'....catch the 'bar stewards' who do this sort of thing and severely torture them, mentally or physically!.....this disgusting filth has to learn lessons in life that they will never forget, because this sort of behaviour is becoming increasingly commonplace in today's dreadful society and even when caught, they are not being punished enough!
Formerly morals came from religious teaching. Something like 85% of children went to Sunday School. With it's demise, no society-wide standard has been put in it's place. We have a free-for-all, where people set their own standards, increasingly based on selfishness. Responsibiltiy and common decency are words condemned to history and so we have such heartlessness and cruelty, which now inflicts every institution. Britain is a moral cesspit.,
[quote][p][bold]boo2005[/bold] wrote: never mind 'rest in peace'....catch the 'bar stewards' who do this sort of thing and severely torture them, mentally or physically!.....this disgusting filth has to learn lessons in life that they will never forget, because this sort of behaviour is becoming increasingly commonplace in today's dreadful society and even when caught, they are not being punished enough![/p][/quote]Formerly morals came from religious teaching. Something like 85% of children went to Sunday School. With it's demise, no society-wide standard has been put in it's place. We have a free-for-all, where people set their own standards, increasingly based on selfishness. Responsibiltiy and common decency are words condemned to history and so we have such heartlessness and cruelty, which now inflicts every institution. Britain is a moral cesspit., Sir Prised
  • Score: 5

6:06pm Sat 2 Aug 14

boo2005 says...

well, although I'm not at all religious, I do have to agree with your ethic!......I was brought up in the fifties and was sent to sunday school, maybe that was a good grounding for me, amongst other structures in place back then, structures that would now be considered 'old fashioned and ridiculous', my parents were enormously stable people, reflected in their treatment of us and was a great start for me, something that seems to be increasingly lacking today, in parenthood and then on into school life, where teachers are terrified, even of telling off the sprogs, because of the political nonsense that has evolved, it seems to me that things have to reverse a little, otherwise the whole structure of decency will be destroyed in favour of anarchy!.......kids now, as in the past, need disapline to progress properly and decently, and this is where we have to go!.......stop the liberal nonsense started by ignorant idiots like Esther Ransen, we obviously have to watch out for the 'Saville syndrome' but for gods sake don't let it take over the essensial control of properly educating kids!
well, although I'm not at all religious, I do have to agree with your ethic!......I was brought up in the fifties and was sent to sunday school, maybe that was a good grounding for me, amongst other structures in place back then, structures that would now be considered 'old fashioned and ridiculous', my parents were enormously stable people, reflected in their treatment of us and was a great start for me, something that seems to be increasingly lacking today, in parenthood and then on into school life, where teachers are terrified, even of telling off the sprogs, because of the political nonsense that has evolved, it seems to me that things have to reverse a little, otherwise the whole structure of decency will be destroyed in favour of anarchy!.......kids now, as in the past, need disapline to progress properly and decently, and this is where we have to go!.......stop the liberal nonsense started by ignorant idiots like Esther Ransen, we obviously have to watch out for the 'Saville syndrome' but for gods sake don't let it take over the essensial control of properly educating kids! boo2005
  • Score: 5

6:35pm Sat 2 Aug 14

danb666 says...

While my sympathies go out to the family, Warden Park has always had the attitude of bullying does not happen here. Was the same when I went there in the late 80's early 90's.
While my sympathies go out to the family, Warden Park has always had the attitude of bullying does not happen here. Was the same when I went there in the late 80's early 90's. danb666
  • Score: 17

6:49pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Sir Prised says...

boo2005 wrote:
well, although I'm not at all religious, I do have to agree with your ethic!......I was brought up in the fifties and was sent to sunday school, maybe that was a good grounding for me, amongst other structures in place back then, structures that would now be considered 'old fashioned and ridiculous', my parents were enormously stable people, reflected in their treatment of us and was a great start for me, something that seems to be increasingly lacking today, in parenthood and then on into school life, where teachers are terrified, even of telling off the sprogs, because of the political nonsense that has evolved, it seems to me that things have to reverse a little, otherwise the whole structure of decency will be destroyed in favour of anarchy!.......kids now, as in the past, need disapline to progress properly and decently, and this is where we have to go!.......stop the liberal nonsense started by ignorant idiots like Esther Ransen, we obviously have to watch out for the 'Saville syndrome' but for gods sake don't let it take over the essensial control of properly educating kids!
For the record I'm not religious either but I do know where my understanding of right and wrong originated. Schools need to do far more in this direction because increasing dishonesty has permeated every strata of society and it just means life is far more stressful for everyone, than it would be if we respected one another's right more i.e. exercised responsibility ! Of course it's unpopular because it restricts our own choices to please ourselves.
[quote][p][bold]boo2005[/bold] wrote: well, although I'm not at all religious, I do have to agree with your ethic!......I was brought up in the fifties and was sent to sunday school, maybe that was a good grounding for me, amongst other structures in place back then, structures that would now be considered 'old fashioned and ridiculous', my parents were enormously stable people, reflected in their treatment of us and was a great start for me, something that seems to be increasingly lacking today, in parenthood and then on into school life, where teachers are terrified, even of telling off the sprogs, because of the political nonsense that has evolved, it seems to me that things have to reverse a little, otherwise the whole structure of decency will be destroyed in favour of anarchy!.......kids now, as in the past, need disapline to progress properly and decently, and this is where we have to go!.......stop the liberal nonsense started by ignorant idiots like Esther Ransen, we obviously have to watch out for the 'Saville syndrome' but for gods sake don't let it take over the essensial control of properly educating kids![/p][/quote]For the record I'm not religious either but I do know where my understanding of right and wrong originated. Schools need to do far more in this direction because increasing dishonesty has permeated every strata of society and it just means life is far more stressful for everyone, than it would be if we respected one another's right more i.e. exercised responsibility ! Of course it's unpopular because it restricts our own choices to please ourselves. Sir Prised
  • Score: 10

6:58pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Jack_1234 says...

TJ Sibley was one of my good friends. and it sickens me to think that he did this because of bullying. But this can't all be blamed on 1 person because it wasn't. many people use to shout abuse at him. but the last contact TJ had with bullies was 6 weeks ago, at the end of school. witch makes me believe that wasn't just bullying that caused him to take his own life.
R.I.P Taylor James Sibley
TJ Sibley was one of my good friends. and it sickens me to think that he did this because of bullying. But this can't all be blamed on 1 person because it wasn't. many people use to shout abuse at him. but the last contact TJ had with bullies was 6 weeks ago, at the end of school. witch makes me believe that wasn't just bullying that caused him to take his own life. R.I.P Taylor James Sibley Jack_1234
  • Score: 21

8:10pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

Very, very sad. ALL secondary schools have some bullying. And it can often be the more 'affluent' schools where the bullying is more nasty and sinister. I've no idea how much bullying contributed to this tragic event. I've also no idea how seriously Warden Park take bullying, but I hope they don't turn a blind eye.

You can tell from his Facebook page that this boy is a bit 'different' and is not one of the 'cool' guys. If it's true that 'many people used to shout abuse at him' as someone above has mentioned, those children should be ashamed of themselves and they clearly haven't been brought up appropriately by their parents.
Very, very sad. ALL secondary schools have some bullying. And it can often be the more 'affluent' schools where the bullying is more nasty and sinister. I've no idea how much bullying contributed to this tragic event. I've also no idea how seriously Warden Park take bullying, but I hope they don't turn a blind eye. You can tell from his Facebook page that this boy is a bit 'different' and is not one of the 'cool' guys. If it's true that 'many people used to shout abuse at him' as someone above has mentioned, those children should be ashamed of themselves and they clearly haven't been brought up appropriately by their parents. Quiterie
  • Score: 19

9:37pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

Sir Prised wrote:
boo2005 wrote:
well, although I'm not at all religious, I do have to agree with your ethic!......I was brought up in the fifties and was sent to sunday school, maybe that was a good grounding for me, amongst other structures in place back then, structures that would now be considered 'old fashioned and ridiculous', my parents were enormously stable people, reflected in their treatment of us and was a great start for me, something that seems to be increasingly lacking today, in parenthood and then on into school life, where teachers are terrified, even of telling off the sprogs, because of the political nonsense that has evolved, it seems to me that things have to reverse a little, otherwise the whole structure of decency will be destroyed in favour of anarchy!.......kids now, as in the past, need disapline to progress properly and decently, and this is where we have to go!.......stop the liberal nonsense started by ignorant idiots like Esther Ransen, we obviously have to watch out for the 'Saville syndrome' but for gods sake don't let it take over the essensial control of properly educating kids!
For the record I'm not religious either but I do know where my understanding of right and wrong originated. Schools need to do far more in this direction because increasing dishonesty has permeated every strata of society and it just means life is far more stressful for everyone, than it would be if we respected one another's right more i.e. exercised responsibility ! Of course it's unpopular because it restricts our own choices to please ourselves.
Schools need to ensure they deal with bullying in a firm and effective way, but in terms of teaching the difference between 'right and wrong' that's got to come from the parents. It's quite obvious to me that many of my children's school mates have not been brought up to be kind, respectful and caring (and I'm lucky enough to live in an affluent area). All very sad.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Prised[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boo2005[/bold] wrote: well, although I'm not at all religious, I do have to agree with your ethic!......I was brought up in the fifties and was sent to sunday school, maybe that was a good grounding for me, amongst other structures in place back then, structures that would now be considered 'old fashioned and ridiculous', my parents were enormously stable people, reflected in their treatment of us and was a great start for me, something that seems to be increasingly lacking today, in parenthood and then on into school life, where teachers are terrified, even of telling off the sprogs, because of the political nonsense that has evolved, it seems to me that things have to reverse a little, otherwise the whole structure of decency will be destroyed in favour of anarchy!.......kids now, as in the past, need disapline to progress properly and decently, and this is where we have to go!.......stop the liberal nonsense started by ignorant idiots like Esther Ransen, we obviously have to watch out for the 'Saville syndrome' but for gods sake don't let it take over the essensial control of properly educating kids![/p][/quote]For the record I'm not religious either but I do know where my understanding of right and wrong originated. Schools need to do far more in this direction because increasing dishonesty has permeated every strata of society and it just means life is far more stressful for everyone, than it would be if we respected one another's right more i.e. exercised responsibility ! Of course it's unpopular because it restricts our own choices to please ourselves.[/p][/quote]Schools need to ensure they deal with bullying in a firm and effective way, but in terms of teaching the difference between 'right and wrong' that's got to come from the parents. It's quite obvious to me that many of my children's school mates have not been brought up to be kind, respectful and caring (and I'm lucky enough to live in an affluent area). All very sad. Quiterie
  • Score: 13

10:48pm Sat 2 Aug 14

hoveguyactually says...

Well I hope the bullies will have this on their consciences for the rest of their lives, and maybe this will be a lesson to other bullies.
Well I hope the bullies will have this on their consciences for the rest of their lives, and maybe this will be a lesson to other bullies. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 9

11:19pm Sat 2 Aug 14

hubby says...

I'm afraid that the world is full of bullies.
Only when the decent majority stand up to the evil minority will the bullies be beaten.
I'm afraid that the world is full of bullies. Only when the decent majority stand up to the evil minority will the bullies be beaten. hubby
  • Score: 11

11:21pm Sat 2 Aug 14

brightonbelleactually says...

Terrible tragedy. I hope that the bullies never forgive themselves. As for the idiots who were on the train I was on, complaining that they'd get home late...think before you speak. This could have been your loved one.
Terrible tragedy. I hope that the bullies never forgive themselves. As for the idiots who were on the train I was on, complaining that they'd get home late...think before you speak. This could have been your loved one. brightonbelleactually
  • Score: 12

12:11am Sun 3 Aug 14

Mpither5 says...

babsticals wrote:
I hope all you bullies are reading this ! And are very proud of yourselfs! If the police find out who you are,you should be charged with manslaughter.You are disgusting,it may be fun for you to bully others,but look at the consequences.R.I.P Tj Sibley.My thoughts go out to your family,friends and those involved. X
Everywhere you look these days a child or race or religion is being bullied or persecuted ! And at the end of every comments column is a link to twitter / Facebook and other similar sites ! Bullies cannot just target the vulnerable at school/ work or in the street anymore but they can also do it in the privacy of their own home due to these sick social media sites !!!! It happened to my daughter at school a few years ago ! Fortunately the school dealt with it under huge pressure from myself ... I vote to close Facebook / and similar social sites to anyone under 18 years old ! eliminate the risk ,eliminate damage ! Life is soooo much more important than how many (false) mates you have or how much better your weekend was than others ??? Facebook has a stack to answer to ! It's fuelled by bullies / show offs and cheating partners ! Let's go back to 1985 !!!
[quote][p][bold]babsticals[/bold] wrote: I hope all you bullies are reading this ! And are very proud of yourselfs! If the police find out who you are,you should be charged with manslaughter.You are disgusting,it may be fun for you to bully others,but look at the consequences.R.I.P Tj Sibley.My thoughts go out to your family,friends and those involved. X[/p][/quote]Everywhere you look these days a child or race or religion is being bullied or persecuted ! And at the end of every comments column is a link to twitter / Facebook and other similar sites ! Bullies cannot just target the vulnerable at school/ work or in the street anymore but they can also do it in the privacy of their own home due to these sick social media sites !!!! It happened to my daughter at school a few years ago ! Fortunately the school dealt with it under huge pressure from myself ... I vote to close Facebook / and similar social sites to anyone under 18 years old ! eliminate the risk ,eliminate damage ! Life is soooo much more important than how many (false) mates you have or how much better your weekend was than others ??? Facebook has a stack to answer to ! It's fuelled by bullies / show offs and cheating partners ! Let's go back to 1985 !!! Mpither5
  • Score: 14

8:43am Sun 3 Aug 14

Sir Prised says...

Quiterie wrote:
Sir Prised wrote:
boo2005 wrote:
well, although I'm not at all religious, I do have to agree with your ethic!......I was brought up in the fifties and was sent to sunday school, maybe that was a good grounding for me, amongst other structures in place back then, structures that would now be considered 'old fashioned and ridiculous', my parents were enormously stable people, reflected in their treatment of us and was a great start for me, something that seems to be increasingly lacking today, in parenthood and then on into school life, where teachers are terrified, even of telling off the sprogs, because of the political nonsense that has evolved, it seems to me that things have to reverse a little, otherwise the whole structure of decency will be destroyed in favour of anarchy!.......kids now, as in the past, need disapline to progress properly and decently, and this is where we have to go!.......stop the liberal nonsense started by ignorant idiots like Esther Ransen, we obviously have to watch out for the 'Saville syndrome' but for gods sake don't let it take over the essensial control of properly educating kids!
For the record I'm not religious either but I do know where my understanding of right and wrong originated. Schools need to do far more in this direction because increasing dishonesty has permeated every strata of society and it just means life is far more stressful for everyone, than it would be if we respected one another's right more i.e. exercised responsibility ! Of course it's unpopular because it restricts our own choices to please ourselves.
Schools need to ensure they deal with bullying in a firm and effective way, but in terms of teaching the difference between 'right and wrong' that's got to come from the parents. It's quite obvious to me that many of my children's school mates have not been brought up to be kind, respectful and caring (and I'm lucky enough to live in an affluent area). All very sad.
The problem with 'relying on parents' is that we no longer can ! Too many parents will turn up at the school, if their little darling is criticised in any way, whereas years ago, parents would have always reinforced the school's stance. The only way to reverse the trend, is to back schools applying discipline and respectful behaviour and ignoring parental objections. Society is far more importance than any single individual but you'd never think so with the endless concentration on individual rights, with little or no regard to one's responsibilities towards others. It's all about 'me', these days !
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Prised[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boo2005[/bold] wrote: well, although I'm not at all religious, I do have to agree with your ethic!......I was brought up in the fifties and was sent to sunday school, maybe that was a good grounding for me, amongst other structures in place back then, structures that would now be considered 'old fashioned and ridiculous', my parents were enormously stable people, reflected in their treatment of us and was a great start for me, something that seems to be increasingly lacking today, in parenthood and then on into school life, where teachers are terrified, even of telling off the sprogs, because of the political nonsense that has evolved, it seems to me that things have to reverse a little, otherwise the whole structure of decency will be destroyed in favour of anarchy!.......kids now, as in the past, need disapline to progress properly and decently, and this is where we have to go!.......stop the liberal nonsense started by ignorant idiots like Esther Ransen, we obviously have to watch out for the 'Saville syndrome' but for gods sake don't let it take over the essensial control of properly educating kids![/p][/quote]For the record I'm not religious either but I do know where my understanding of right and wrong originated. Schools need to do far more in this direction because increasing dishonesty has permeated every strata of society and it just means life is far more stressful for everyone, than it would be if we respected one another's right more i.e. exercised responsibility ! Of course it's unpopular because it restricts our own choices to please ourselves.[/p][/quote]Schools need to ensure they deal with bullying in a firm and effective way, but in terms of teaching the difference between 'right and wrong' that's got to come from the parents. It's quite obvious to me that many of my children's school mates have not been brought up to be kind, respectful and caring (and I'm lucky enough to live in an affluent area). All very sad.[/p][/quote]The problem with 'relying on parents' is that we no longer can ! Too many parents will turn up at the school, if their little darling is criticised in any way, whereas years ago, parents would have always reinforced the school's stance. The only way to reverse the trend, is to back schools applying discipline and respectful behaviour and ignoring parental objections. Society is far more importance than any single individual but you'd never think so with the endless concentration on individual rights, with little or no regard to one's responsibilities towards others. It's all about 'me', these days ! Sir Prised
  • Score: 7

10:24am Sun 3 Aug 14

pebble counter says...

babsticals wrote:
I hope all you bullies are reading this ! And are very proud of yourselfs! If the police find out who you are,you should be charged with manslaughter.You are disgusting,it may be fun for you to bully others,but look at the consequences.R.I.P Tj Sibley.My thoughts go out to your family,friends and those involved. X
Good post. Tragic and the bullies should be found and publicly exposed.
[quote][p][bold]babsticals[/bold] wrote: I hope all you bullies are reading this ! And are very proud of yourselfs! If the police find out who you are,you should be charged with manslaughter.You are disgusting,it may be fun for you to bully others,but look at the consequences.R.I.P Tj Sibley.My thoughts go out to your family,friends and those involved. X[/p][/quote]Good post. Tragic and the bullies should be found and publicly exposed. pebble counter
  • Score: 6

3:01pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Some of those posting comments on this story often post bullying, spiteful and personal comments about individuals on stories on this website or attack other posters trying to humiliate them yet they take the moral high ground on this sad story about bullying. Take a look at the stories about Pride on this website today and read the comments and note the posters names and also take a look at some of the disgraceful comments on the stories about Dora Bryan's death and look at the names of posters.
It's time the argus stepped up and started to tackle online bullying on its own forums.
Some of those posting comments on this story often post bullying, spiteful and personal comments about individuals on stories on this website or attack other posters trying to humiliate them yet they take the moral high ground on this sad story about bullying. Take a look at the stories about Pride on this website today and read the comments and note the posters names and also take a look at some of the disgraceful comments on the stories about Dora Bryan's death and look at the names of posters. It's time the argus stepped up and started to tackle online bullying on its own forums. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 3

4:05pm Sun 3 Aug 14

her professional says...

Sir Prised wrote:
boo2005 wrote:
never mind 'rest in peace'....catch the 'bar stewards' who do this sort of thing and severely torture them, mentally or physically!.....this disgusting filth has to learn lessons in life that they will never forget, because this sort of behaviour is becoming increasingly commonplace in today's dreadful society and even when caught, they are not being punished enough!
Formerly morals came from religious teaching. Something like 85% of children went to Sunday School. With it's demise, no society-wide standard has been put in it's place. We have a free-for-all, where people set their own standards, increasingly based on selfishness. Responsibiltiy and common decency are words condemned to history and so we have such heartlessness and cruelty, which now inflicts every institution. Britain is a moral cesspit.,
No bullying from organised religion then, provided you abide by their "teachings". Woe betide you if you deviate from their rules.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Prised[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boo2005[/bold] wrote: never mind 'rest in peace'....catch the 'bar stewards' who do this sort of thing and severely torture them, mentally or physically!.....this disgusting filth has to learn lessons in life that they will never forget, because this sort of behaviour is becoming increasingly commonplace in today's dreadful society and even when caught, they are not being punished enough![/p][/quote]Formerly morals came from religious teaching. Something like 85% of children went to Sunday School. With it's demise, no society-wide standard has been put in it's place. We have a free-for-all, where people set their own standards, increasingly based on selfishness. Responsibiltiy and common decency are words condemned to history and so we have such heartlessness and cruelty, which now inflicts every institution. Britain is a moral cesspit.,[/p][/quote]No bullying from organised religion then, provided you abide by their "teachings". Woe betide you if you deviate from their rules. her professional
  • Score: 2

4:10pm Sun 3 Aug 14

her professional says...

Quiterie wrote:
Very, very sad. ALL secondary schools have some bullying. And it can often be the more 'affluent' schools where the bullying is more nasty and sinister. I've no idea how much bullying contributed to this tragic event. I've also no idea how seriously Warden Park take bullying, but I hope they don't turn a blind eye.

You can tell from his Facebook page that this boy is a bit 'different' and is not one of the 'cool' guys. If it's true that 'many people used to shout abuse at him' as someone above has mentioned, those children should be ashamed of themselves and they clearly haven't been brought up appropriately by their parents.
You only have to read some of the regular postings on this site to know that bullying is alive and well, and where unfortunately kids get their ideas of what is and isn't "normal" and what should happen to those who don't conform.
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: Very, very sad. ALL secondary schools have some bullying. And it can often be the more 'affluent' schools where the bullying is more nasty and sinister. I've no idea how much bullying contributed to this tragic event. I've also no idea how seriously Warden Park take bullying, but I hope they don't turn a blind eye. You can tell from his Facebook page that this boy is a bit 'different' and is not one of the 'cool' guys. If it's true that 'many people used to shout abuse at him' as someone above has mentioned, those children should be ashamed of themselves and they clearly haven't been brought up appropriately by their parents.[/p][/quote]You only have to read some of the regular postings on this site to know that bullying is alive and well, and where unfortunately kids get their ideas of what is and isn't "normal" and what should happen to those who don't conform. her professional
  • Score: 1

4:11pm Sun 3 Aug 14

her professional says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Some of those posting comments on this story often post bullying, spiteful and personal comments about individuals on stories on this website or attack other posters trying to humiliate them yet they take the moral high ground on this sad story about bullying. Take a look at the stories about Pride on this website today and read the comments and note the posters names and also take a look at some of the disgraceful comments on the stories about Dora Bryan's death and look at the names of posters.
It's time the argus stepped up and started to tackle online bullying on its own forums.
Well said, totally agree.
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Some of those posting comments on this story often post bullying, spiteful and personal comments about individuals on stories on this website or attack other posters trying to humiliate them yet they take the moral high ground on this sad story about bullying. Take a look at the stories about Pride on this website today and read the comments and note the posters names and also take a look at some of the disgraceful comments on the stories about Dora Bryan's death and look at the names of posters. It's time the argus stepped up and started to tackle online bullying on its own forums.[/p][/quote]Well said, totally agree. her professional
  • Score: 0

5:26pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Youlikemyjugs says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Some of those posting comments on this story often post bullying, spiteful and personal comments about individuals on stories on this website or attack other posters trying to humiliate them yet they take the moral high ground on this sad story about bullying. Take a look at the stories about Pride on this website today and read the comments and note the posters names and also take a look at some of the disgraceful comments on the stories about Dora Bryan's death and look at the names of posters.
It's time the argus stepped up and started to tackle online bullying on its own forums.
You should not be using this awful tragedy as a forum to publish your musings on your own apparent moral superiority. Please have some respect for what this child and his family. I really mean this.
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Some of those posting comments on this story often post bullying, spiteful and personal comments about individuals on stories on this website or attack other posters trying to humiliate them yet they take the moral high ground on this sad story about bullying. Take a look at the stories about Pride on this website today and read the comments and note the posters names and also take a look at some of the disgraceful comments on the stories about Dora Bryan's death and look at the names of posters. It's time the argus stepped up and started to tackle online bullying on its own forums.[/p][/quote]You should not be using this awful tragedy as a forum to publish your musings on your own apparent moral superiority. Please have some respect for what this child and his family. I really mean this. Youlikemyjugs
  • Score: -2

7:22pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Withdean-er says...

Andrew40Brighton wrote:
What kind of sick minded newspaper editor would even try to contact the family of a 16 year old boy who had just taken their own life? What do you expect them to say - that they are having a party? A perfect example of the immoral voyeurism of journalists. A boy is driven by bullies to stand in front of a train and you think that it is appropriate to target the family? Yesterday you were appealing for readers to contact you if they knew the boy - today you are contacting the family. I am pretty sure that even the most stupid journalist in Britain can imagine what their thoughts and words would be at this awful time. Try focusing on bullies. RIP
The editor of a sicking ship with sharply declining paper sales and advertising revenue, with few or no ethics.

RIP to the lad, and sympathies to his family. When things inevitably in later life go wrong for these bullies, perhaps their consciences will be pricked.
[quote][p][bold]Andrew40Brighton[/bold] wrote: What kind of sick minded newspaper editor would even try to contact the family of a 16 year old boy who had just taken their own life? What do you expect them to say - that they are having a party? A perfect example of the immoral voyeurism of journalists. A boy is driven by bullies to stand in front of a train and you think that it is appropriate to target the family? Yesterday you were appealing for readers to contact you if they knew the boy - today you are contacting the family. I am pretty sure that even the most stupid journalist in Britain can imagine what their thoughts and words would be at this awful time. Try focusing on bullies. RIP[/p][/quote]The editor of a sicking ship with sharply declining paper sales and advertising revenue, with few or no ethics. RIP to the lad, and sympathies to his family. When things inevitably in later life go wrong for these bullies, perhaps their consciences will be pricked. Withdean-er
  • Score: 4

10:13pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Jugs, hopefully you can look at your own conscience and behaviour having read about this child's life. Sadly teenage bullies also become adult bullies.
As I said, perhaps the Argus can now take a stand on bullying and launch a campaign and also start with cleansing its own site.
Jugs, hopefully you can look at your own conscience and behaviour having read about this child's life. Sadly teenage bullies also become adult bullies. As I said, perhaps the Argus can now take a stand on bullying and launch a campaign and also start with cleansing its own site. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 5

1:07am Mon 4 Aug 14

Rac111 says...

I knew this lad and so did my sons. He was a lovely lad and I don't know what possessed him to do this. It must have been awful for him. Forget going on about who is to blame and remember the poor young life that has been lost. What a horrible way to go. RIP TJ hope you have peace now x
I knew this lad and so did my sons. He was a lovely lad and I don't know what possessed him to do this. It must have been awful for him. Forget going on about who is to blame and remember the poor young life that has been lost. What a horrible way to go. RIP TJ hope you have peace now x Rac111
  • Score: 8

1:25am Mon 4 Aug 14

Tel Scoomer says...

wales1973 wrote:
Andrew40Brighton wrote:
What kind of sick minded newspaper editor would even try to contact the family of a 16 year old boy who had just taken their own life? What do you expect them to say - that they are having a party? A perfect example of the immoral voyeurism of journalists. A boy is driven by bullies to stand in front of a train and you think that it is appropriate to target the family? Yesterday you were appealing for readers to contact you if they knew the boy - today you are contacting the family. I am pretty sure that even the most stupid journalist in Britain can imagine what their thoughts and words would be at this awful time. Try focusing on bullies. RIP
This paper did exactly the same to myself and my family 3 days after my 21 year old son took his life , absolutely unbelievable all to sell a story , they are no better than the filthy bullies themselves. So very sad another young life and family destroyed . Rip young man. X
The Argus contacted my family after one of my relatives died. One of my relatives was able to talk about what had happened and ensure the story, which I suspect would have been written anyway, was more accurate. So often, ill-informed rumours circulate and this was one way to get the truth out there.
The reporter's approach also made it easier to share information about the death and the funeral without our family being quite so deluged with phone calls. The turnout for the funeral was amazing and I'm sure the publicity helped. Very few, if any, members of my family would have felt comfortable with the idea of ringing a reporter. We were grateful that he made contact.
The Argus and its staff may not be perfect and I have been critical in the past. But this is an area where, in my limited experience, they have done a difficult job well.
[quote][p][bold]wales1973[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andrew40Brighton[/bold] wrote: What kind of sick minded newspaper editor would even try to contact the family of a 16 year old boy who had just taken their own life? What do you expect them to say - that they are having a party? A perfect example of the immoral voyeurism of journalists. A boy is driven by bullies to stand in front of a train and you think that it is appropriate to target the family? Yesterday you were appealing for readers to contact you if they knew the boy - today you are contacting the family. I am pretty sure that even the most stupid journalist in Britain can imagine what their thoughts and words would be at this awful time. Try focusing on bullies. RIP[/p][/quote]This paper did exactly the same to myself and my family 3 days after my 21 year old son took his life , absolutely unbelievable all to sell a story , they are no better than the filthy bullies themselves. So very sad another young life and family destroyed . Rip young man. X[/p][/quote]The Argus contacted my family after one of my relatives died. One of my relatives was able to talk about what had happened and ensure the story, which I suspect would have been written anyway, was more accurate. So often, ill-informed rumours circulate and this was one way to get the truth out there. The reporter's approach also made it easier to share information about the death and the funeral without our family being quite so deluged with phone calls. The turnout for the funeral was amazing and I'm sure the publicity helped. Very few, if any, members of my family would have felt comfortable with the idea of ringing a reporter. We were grateful that he made contact. The Argus and its staff may not be perfect and I have been critical in the past. But this is an area where, in my limited experience, they have done a difficult job well. Tel Scoomer
  • Score: 3

1:25am Mon 4 Aug 14

Tel Scoomer says...

wales1973 wrote:
Andrew40Brighton wrote:
What kind of sick minded newspaper editor would even try to contact the family of a 16 year old boy who had just taken their own life? What do you expect them to say - that they are having a party? A perfect example of the immoral voyeurism of journalists. A boy is driven by bullies to stand in front of a train and you think that it is appropriate to target the family? Yesterday you were appealing for readers to contact you if they knew the boy - today you are contacting the family. I am pretty sure that even the most stupid journalist in Britain can imagine what their thoughts and words would be at this awful time. Try focusing on bullies. RIP
This paper did exactly the same to myself and my family 3 days after my 21 year old son took his life , absolutely unbelievable all to sell a story , they are no better than the filthy bullies themselves. So very sad another young life and family destroyed . Rip young man. X
The Argus contacted my family after one of my relatives died. One of my relatives was able to talk about what had happened and ensure the story, which I suspect would have been written anyway, was more accurate. So often, ill-informed rumours circulate and this was one way to get the truth out there.
The reporter's approach also made it easier to share information about the death and the funeral without our family being quite so deluged with phone calls. The turnout for the funeral was amazing and I'm sure the publicity helped. Very few, if any, members of my family would have felt comfortable with the idea of ringing a reporter. We were grateful that he made contact.
The Argus and its staff may not be perfect and I have been critical in the past. But this is an area where, in my limited experience, they have done a difficult job well.
[quote][p][bold]wales1973[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andrew40Brighton[/bold] wrote: What kind of sick minded newspaper editor would even try to contact the family of a 16 year old boy who had just taken their own life? What do you expect them to say - that they are having a party? A perfect example of the immoral voyeurism of journalists. A boy is driven by bullies to stand in front of a train and you think that it is appropriate to target the family? Yesterday you were appealing for readers to contact you if they knew the boy - today you are contacting the family. I am pretty sure that even the most stupid journalist in Britain can imagine what their thoughts and words would be at this awful time. Try focusing on bullies. RIP[/p][/quote]This paper did exactly the same to myself and my family 3 days after my 21 year old son took his life , absolutely unbelievable all to sell a story , they are no better than the filthy bullies themselves. So very sad another young life and family destroyed . Rip young man. X[/p][/quote]The Argus contacted my family after one of my relatives died. One of my relatives was able to talk about what had happened and ensure the story, which I suspect would have been written anyway, was more accurate. So often, ill-informed rumours circulate and this was one way to get the truth out there. The reporter's approach also made it easier to share information about the death and the funeral without our family being quite so deluged with phone calls. The turnout for the funeral was amazing and I'm sure the publicity helped. Very few, if any, members of my family would have felt comfortable with the idea of ringing a reporter. We were grateful that he made contact. The Argus and its staff may not be perfect and I have been critical in the past. But this is an area where, in my limited experience, they have done a difficult job well. Tel Scoomer
  • Score: 2

2:31am Mon 4 Aug 14

Skinney says...

Interesting to see hat Warden Park when offering sympathy have made it clear TJ left in May. Typical of this School to try and wash their hands of any responsibility for the young people in care!
My son was bullied daily when he started at Warden Park, we informed the School and they did absolutely nothing until we told them we would involve Sussex Police and then they tried to say it was my son's fault for his 'inappropriate'behav
iour - he has Aspergers and ADHD and was supposedly in the care of the special needs team at the School. We removed him from there just after the first half-term when he had his face cut with a pair of scissors in class!!!

All this School cares about is the Kudos attached to a good position in league tables and, basically, if your kid has problems - the don't give a toss!
The whole of the staff should be removed and replaced by teachers who really care for the kids.
It would be really great to hear from other parents who are having/have had problems with this dump of a school!
Interesting to see hat Warden Park when offering sympathy have made it clear TJ left in May. Typical of this School to try and wash their hands of any responsibility for the young people in care! My son was bullied daily when he started at Warden Park, we informed the School and they did absolutely nothing until we told them we would involve Sussex Police and then they tried to say it was my son's fault for his 'inappropriate'behav iour - he has Aspergers and ADHD and was supposedly in the care of the special needs team at the School. We removed him from there just after the first half-term when he had his face cut with a pair of scissors in class!!! All this School cares about is the Kudos attached to a good position in league tables and, basically, if your kid has problems - the don't give a toss! The whole of the staff should be removed and replaced by teachers who really care for the kids. It would be really great to hear from other parents who are having/have had problems with this dump of a school! Skinney
  • Score: 0

9:32am Mon 4 Aug 14

Youlikemyjugs says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Jugs, hopefully you can look at your own conscience and behaviour having read about this child's life. Sadly teenage bullies also become adult bullies.
As I said, perhaps the Argus can now take a stand on bullying and launch a campaign and also start with cleansing its own site.
'You spend your passion on a misprised mood...'

I actually don't have any understanding of what you mean when you talk about bullies if you are referring to me. You mention Dora Bryan - I posted only two comments, one saying how much I loved her in A Taste of Honey, and in my second post I upbraided someone who had been dismissive of her memory. Go take a look.

I have given indeed given my opinion on the Pride festivities. I don't like what they have become but it I am allowed to express my opinion in a free country, am I not?

Do you know what 'sententious' means? I think setting yourself up as some kind of moral arbiter is frankly sententious and entirely inappropriate on this particular thread.

Please desist from your moral tirades. It is unseemly - and as I suggested above, misplaced anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Jugs, hopefully you can look at your own conscience and behaviour having read about this child's life. Sadly teenage bullies also become adult bullies. As I said, perhaps the Argus can now take a stand on bullying and launch a campaign and also start with cleansing its own site.[/p][/quote]'You spend your passion on a misprised mood...' I actually don't have any understanding of what you mean when you talk about bullies if you are referring to me. You mention Dora Bryan - I posted only two comments, one saying how much I loved her in A Taste of Honey, and in my second post I upbraided someone who had been dismissive of her memory. Go take a look. I have given indeed given my opinion on the Pride festivities. I don't like what they have become but it I am allowed to express my opinion in a free country, am I not? Do you know what 'sententious' means? I think setting yourself up as some kind of moral arbiter is frankly sententious and entirely inappropriate on this particular thread. Please desist from your moral tirades. It is unseemly - and as I suggested above, misplaced anyway. Youlikemyjugs
  • Score: 2

12:50pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Stoney33 says...

Children should be raised to know that bullying is unacceptable

This is not the schools responsibilty, by secondary school age, they should know what is deemed to be right and wrong by society. Again, the blame is being placed on the school or government, and not the parents, who should be the key influence here

If parents of children who bullied were charged for indirect responsibility, then maybe we would see a decline in stories like this
Children should be raised to know that bullying is unacceptable This is not the schools responsibilty, by secondary school age, they should know what is deemed to be right and wrong by society. Again, the blame is being placed on the school or government, and not the parents, who should be the key influence here If parents of children who bullied were charged for indirect responsibility, then maybe we would see a decline in stories like this Stoney33
  • Score: 9

5:59pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Cheery-soul says...

A desperately sad story. What can you say? I can't imagine what his family are going through.
A desperately sad story. What can you say? I can't imagine what his family are going through. Cheery-soul
  • Score: 1

7:20pm Tue 5 Aug 14

doogledandy says...

This is so sad.. :-( .....R.I.P T j Sibley...
They should find out who these bullies are and name and shame the scum..I hope it haunts them for the rest of their miserable lives...!
This is so sad.. :-( .....R.I.P T j Sibley... They should find out who these bullies are and name and shame the scum..I hope it haunts them for the rest of their miserable lives...! doogledandy
  • Score: 1

10:24pm Tue 5 Aug 14

boo2005 says...

Skinney wrote:
Interesting to see hat Warden Park when offering sympathy have made it clear TJ left in May. Typical of this School to try and wash their hands of any responsibility for the young people in care!
My son was bullied daily when he started at Warden Park, we informed the School and they did absolutely nothing until we told them we would involve Sussex Police and then they tried to say it was my son's fault for his 'inappropriate'behav

iour - he has Aspergers and ADHD and was supposedly in the care of the special needs team at the School. We removed him from there just after the first half-term when he had his face cut with a pair of scissors in class!!!

All this School cares about is the Kudos attached to a good position in league tables and, basically, if your kid has problems - the don't give a toss!
The whole of the staff should be removed and replaced by teachers who really care for the kids.
It would be really great to hear from other parents who are having/have had problems with this dump of a school!
I would think then, that this school needs to be investigated on it's morals and standards, because the current regime needs to be halted and somewhat reversed, but as far as I can tell, schools and teachers aren't allowed to disipline the kids fully, education in the mainstream seems to have gone ary, in being allowed to teach them right from wrong, and now and the system seems confused at either end, both by Esther Ranzen, for her overly do-good and destructive attitude, and by the likes of Jimmy saville, all of which has formed to destroy the structure of a child's proper upbringing and formation!........al
so, I believe that it shouldn't be a parent's right breed, this would especially apply to the people in the dreadful area in which I've been forced to live! if basic structures of education aren't allowed to move back toward the way they were, when I was being brought up, we're on a downward spiral that no-one will be able to halt......something has to drastically change in the forming of our children's future!
[quote][p][bold]Skinney[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see hat Warden Park when offering sympathy have made it clear TJ left in May. Typical of this School to try and wash their hands of any responsibility for the young people in care! My son was bullied daily when he started at Warden Park, we informed the School and they did absolutely nothing until we told them we would involve Sussex Police and then they tried to say it was my son's fault for his 'inappropriate'behav iour - he has Aspergers and ADHD and was supposedly in the care of the special needs team at the School. We removed him from there just after the first half-term when he had his face cut with a pair of scissors in class!!! All this School cares about is the Kudos attached to a good position in league tables and, basically, if your kid has problems - the don't give a toss! The whole of the staff should be removed and replaced by teachers who really care for the kids. It would be really great to hear from other parents who are having/have had problems with this dump of a school![/p][/quote]I would think then, that this school needs to be investigated on it's morals and standards, because the current regime needs to be halted and somewhat reversed, but as far as I can tell, schools and teachers aren't allowed to disipline the kids fully, education in the mainstream seems to have gone ary, in being allowed to teach them right from wrong, and now and the system seems confused at either end, both by Esther Ranzen, for her overly do-good and destructive attitude, and by the likes of Jimmy saville, all of which has formed to destroy the structure of a child's proper upbringing and formation!........al so, I believe that it shouldn't be a parent's right breed, this would especially apply to the people in the dreadful area in which I've been forced to live! if basic structures of education aren't allowed to move back toward the way they were, when I was being brought up, we're on a downward spiral that no-one will be able to halt......something has to drastically change in the forming of our children's future! boo2005
  • Score: 3

12:15pm Mon 11 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
Well I hope the bullies will have this on their consciences for the rest of their lives, and maybe this will be a lesson to other bullies.
Terribly unlikely on both counts.
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Well I hope the bullies will have this on their consciences for the rest of their lives, and maybe this will be a lesson to other bullies.[/p][/quote]Terribly unlikely on both counts. stevo!!
  • Score: 1

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