Only weeks after footage of a bullied boy driven to the brink of suicide went viral, a different parent desperate for change has taken to social media to share the heartbreaking footage of her own disabled child crying in the car after being attacked by a bully at school.
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We are more aware of the impact that bullying has on children than we ever were before.
And more and more parents are speaking out when their children fall victim at the hands of cruel school bullies.
By now, you will all be aware of the story of Quaden Bayles.
9-year-old Quaden Bayles, from Queensland, Australia, went viral last month after footage of him on the brink of suicide was posted onto social media.
In a bid to raise awareness of the effects bullying can have on children like Quaden, who has dwarfism.
And Quaden can be heard repeatedly saying how he wants to kill himself.
“Give me a rope, I want to kill myself” and “I just want to stab myself in the heart… I want someone to kill me.”
Who had been repeatedly making fun of him for his height and other physical differences.
So she shared his reaction to the world, saying:
“This is what bullying does. So can you please educate your children, your families, your friends because all it takes is one more instance… And you wonder why kids are killing themselves.”
And has since been viewed by millions of people all over the world.
And millions of others slammed the school bullies who had driven poor Quaden to such a low point in his life.
Surely, school bullies will have learned from the errors of their ways?
Because, mere weeks after Quaden went viral, another heartbroken parent has taken to social media to share her own child’s experience with bullying.
Arnold, from Hamilton, New Zealand, shared footage of her twelve-year-old daughter Aalyha blinking away tears after a difficult day at school.
The young girl suffers from Angelman Syndrome, a rare disorder that can cause learning difficulties and delayed or no speech.
But this doesn’t mean she’s safe from school bullies.
And, after being called by her school, Kerri decided to film the aftermath of the incident to highlight the severity of bullying.
While Kerri can be heard explaining:
“Today, at approximately 1:30, I was phoned by her school, and she has been a victim of bullying.”
In a trembling voice, Kerri talked through her daughter’s injuries.
“This young boy has scratched her eye, bit the side of her face, scratched her arm, and she’s got scratches on her back.”
“Aalyha is non-verbal. She’s always happy. It pains me to see my little girl so upset.”
Speaking to Australia’s 7 News, Kerri explained that the school had insisted that Aalyha accidentally became mixed up in the altercation.
“She [the teacher] told me Aalyha got in the way of another student,” she said. “But let’s be real here, Aalyha was attacked.”
“She woke up last night and was very upset,” she explained.
A couple of years ago, the young girl was pushed into a window, breaking her tooth and fracturing her nose.
“She has also been scratched on her face and back, pushed over which left grazes and big bruising on her knees and grazes on her palms of her hands,” Kerri said.
And, taking to Facebook, Kerri expressed her gratitude to the way the teachers have handled the incident.
“One of the long term teachers expressed to me her disgust and apologized for the student’s behaviour and advised me that she has requested the boy be stood down.”
“I am happy to see action and some justice.”
And has had a showering of supportive messages from people all over the world.
Though be warned, it contains distressing content.
And that bullying can be brought to an end once and for all.
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