Det som inte drabbar oss

That which does not hit us

(Guessing almost) no one is for bullying, exclusion or freezing. Such things affect something in most people and we are probably many who have been sitting at parent meetings and nodded when educators, principals or other staff talked about a school free from bullying.

But without pointing out anyone - for this, everyone applies (signed to the highest degree); So it is very convenient when life flows, one's own children like the situation and carefree trudges to school every day. No conflicts, no calls from teachers. The child seems to be happy, treating the classmates well and never being victims of roaring on the break.But another child is at the same time in the same school yard without that obvious, without security and with fear of either exclusion or vulnerability.

In many situations it helps me to think "all children are everyone's children" for what happens others, could just as well have happened to me.What happens to others' children could have happened to mine.

Of course, we can not all go into all the horrors of the world all the time, but to get some perspective every now and then may help us in communication with our own children.Because we think about it, we don't just want "luck" - that chance decides. We want to equip the children both for any injustices they themselves can suffer (dare to tell) and to be able to resist group pressure when others give up on someone (and dare to tell).

Every year when school starts again after the summer, I think about this. Someone will stand there with stomach pain for what can happen, someone will continue to feel invisible and meaningless and someone will be terror in someone else.

So - school start! Time to make the fight for all children's right to a safe school yard to our own?