Mother of seven-year-old girl who was allegedly beaten and trampled by a teenager is furious because bystanders filmed the deadly attack and did nothing to save her defenseless child
- A seven-year-old girl who was beaten by an older girl at Cairns Playground
- Her mother is angry that bystanders took the video and shared it
- She said they should have stepped in to help her
A mother is furious after her seven-year-old daughter was viciously beaten in a playground by a teenage girl.
Disturbing video filmed in Cairns in North Queensland on March 26 shows the girl, who is in row two, climbing on playground equipment while a group of older girls stand nearby.
It is alleged that one of the older girls repeatedly hit the child and then stomped on her head. The older girls run away while the young man’s screams can be heard.
Cairns Child Protection and Investigation Unit detectives have charged a 13-year-old girl with assault causing bodily harm.
She will appear at Cairns Children’s Court at a later date.
The teen allegedly viciously stomped on the seven-year-old girl’s head
The girl’s mother said she was “disgusted” by the alleged incident as well as by the video being posted online.
She said, “You never want that to happen and it feels so out of your control.” Cairns Post.
“If anyone sees something like this circulating online, or even witnesses this type of event in person, I really urge people to go straight to the authorities.”
She said her daughter has bruises on her head but is recovering well.
“She’s a tough little cookie… Ultimately I want her to understand that this is not normal and definitely not okay.”
She said she took her daughter to the emergency room when she came home with a bruise on her head.
The local community has been giving their support to the family by dropping gifts including teddy bears and the school has been in touch and she said she was ready to be flexible with her classes while she recovered.
The girls’ mother said she was speaking out because she wanted people to know that filming alleged incidents of violence rather than intervening was unacceptable, let alone shared online.
The girls’ mother was furious that her daughter had been allegedly assaulted but also that the video was filmed and posted online rather than bystanders rushing to her daughter’s aid.