Come on adults, step up

LETTER

Over the new year our very shy granddaughter and two of her younger friends were waiting at the town bus stop when they were approached by an older girl and group of young boys. They were jeered at, name-calling etc . . . then one girl started punching grandie’s friends in their faces . . . grandie was sworn at and told not to use her phone or else. The young boys egged the girl on and told her to grab their phones etc.

We are astounded that adults walking by did nothing!

Many thanks to the out-of-town cop on holiday who broke it up and walked the kids to the police station.

This was only the second time our granddaughter and friends had been to town. The group of kids were not known to her.

We know there will always be bullies and opportunists out there, but come on adults — recognise when kids need help and step up!

Concerned

Nana and Poppa

Over the new year our very shy granddaughter and two of her younger friends were waiting at the town bus stop when they were approached by an older girl and group of young boys. They were jeered at, name-calling etc . . . then one girl started punching grandie’s friends in their faces . . . grandie was sworn at and told not to use her phone or else. The young boys egged the girl on and told her to grab their phones etc.

We are astounded that adults walking by did nothing!

Many thanks to the out-of-town cop on holiday who broke it up and walked the kids to the police station.

This was only the second time our granddaughter and friends had been to town. The group of kids were not known to her.

We know there will always be bullies and opportunists out there, but come on adults — recognise when kids need help and step up!

Concerned

Nana and Poppa

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