Looking for some advise here. My son has been getting picked on by a kid in his class at school. They are both 9 years old. We have complained to the school and were told that both my son and the other kid have been spoken to but both kids were getting in each others face and the other kid had a problem with his temper. It got to the stage that we were in the school on a regular basis and they informed us that the kids parents had been informed and the kid had received some "Red Slips" (the schools punishment for everything from forgetting a pencil to assault by the look of it). My son has come home on a couple of occassions with red marks on his neck and body where this other kid has hit or grabbed him. My son has always loved going to school but the last couple of weeks he has seemed a bit withdrawn and basically seems fucked off that this lad seems to be getting away with physically and verbally attacking him, just today he was being called Gaylord and Freak boy by this .... "kid". If I was in the UK we could look at changing schools, but we are in Germany and this is the only middle school in the Garrison. I'm on the verge now of contacting the RMP to report this kid in the hope that it is taken seriously. Is this a step too far or can anyone recommend any other course of action? Any advise greatfully received.