My ten year old son's being bullied
My son's been getting bullied by a group of boys a year older than him for the past six months. They live nearby and also go to the same school, so he can't get away from them.
It all started when my son had a new bike and took it to the park near our house and the main bully wanted a ride, but my son said he couldn't as it was his new bike. From that day on this boy and his horrible friends have made my son's life a misery. They've hit him, kicked him, spat on him, tripped him over, shouted abuse at him in the street and park.
The last incident was when he went to the park with his friends. The park is next to our house so I let him go there with his friends. The bullies were all there and for no reason all crowded around him and started beating him up. His friends ran away (nice friends hey but I guess they don't want the same treatment) ! He came home in tears with cuts all over him and covered in mud where they'd kicked him to the floor. I was so mad I ran to the park but they'd all gone. If they were there I would not have been responsible for my actions.
My son is such a lovely boy, he's sweet and caring, clever and adorable but he's short and wears glasses and isn't a tough kid. I guess this is why he's being picked on. I hate these boys so much and I don't know what to do as they live near us and go to his school. The school haven't really helped as they said it all seems to be going on outside of school.
I just don't know what to do.