Bullying is one of the major problems at schools. What’s even worse is that some schools refuse to take action or stop the abuse.
Leigh Davey, a mother from Perth, said her 12-year-old daughter, Eva, was being bullied at school, which resulted in a suicide plan.
Davey and her husband spent more than five hours in A&E with Eva – as she talked to psychiatrists, doctors and nurses – all because their little girl “had a plan to commit suicide”.
She claims that this was the result of seven months of bullying in Eva’s school.
The girl was even receiving harassing phone calls from these bullies, moreover, she has even been sent home from school for self-harming “numerous” times.
She revealed some truly awful things her daughter claims to have been put through at school – including one awful Snapchat incident.
“Our girl has had a video taken of her sitting at her desk at school, legs slightly open, with a lovely caption about the smell,” Davey said. “It was posted to Snapchat (sic). I spent 90 minutes with the police as they tried to determine if it was photographing and distribution of pornographic material.
What made her more furious is the school district and parents of the bullies either refused to take action or inadequately addressed the situation by imposing punishments like taking away recess.
Davey took to Facebook in her desperation, begging people to take bullying seriously and asked parents of bullies to impose real consequences on their children to end this horrible sickness troubling children and schools.
She calls on parents to check their children’s devices and social media accounts to make sure they are being respectful and to teach their children to talk instead of using text and social media to discuss their differences.
Davey bravely shared an image of daughter Eva in a hospital bed to Facebook, though she admitted the family is usually private.
“In this age of social media, children (because they are children) think it’s ok to send hateful messages (to me also along with their parents who won’t take responsibility) without consequences,” she wrote.
Davey’s post ended up going viral with many commenting on the post with words of support and even sharing their own experiences with being bullied or having their children being bullied.
Her post has been shared more than 33,000 times after people were incredibly moved by the story.
It has also attracted more than 24,000 comments and 67,000 Facebook Reactions, along with offers to send Eva cards and messages of encouragement.