Their daughter hasn't had a easy ride at school, she's been badly bullied practically since reception. She's quite adult in her ways and not into the X factor, celebrity type culture that seems to pervade the school and her peer group. She's seen as a bit of a misfit and the school has suggested she's anti social and over sensitive (in other words responsible for her own victimisation)
This sort of thing makes my blood boil. I have found it to be the main way schools fob off bullied children - or even just the ones that haven't found their niche yet - and puts the blame squarely on the child. If as a parent, you try to stand up for your child and voice your complaints, then you are quickly made to feel part/cause of the problem/over anxious/neurotic etc. You end up feeling isolated and full of self doubt. The school does nothing. Female bullying esp problematic in this respect.
Children are bullied for being fat/thin, clever/struggling, rich/poor, good at sport/poor at sport etcetc... Why can't schools cotton on that bullying etc is caused by the bullies not the victim.