A shattered mother shared a gripping video of her nine-year-old son who begged for a rope to kill herself after being bullied at school because of his dwarfism.
The mother from Brisbane filmed her son crying in the car after she picked him up from school on Wednesday and shared the video publicly on Facebook.
The schoolboy, who has the most common type of dwarfism, called achondroplasia, said to his mother, “Give me a rope, I want to commit suicide.”
In the disturbing video, which has been viewed more than three million times, the boy also said: “I just want to put myself in the heart … I want someone to kill me.”
The mother, from Brisbane, filmed her son (pictured together) crying in the car after she picked him up from school on Wednesday and shared the video publicly on Facebook
He scratched his neck and said, “I want to die … I want to scratch myself,” while his distraught mother choked the tears.
The mother, who chose Daily Mail Australia not to identify, shared the video publicly on Facebook in an effort to raise awareness about the consequences of bullying.
She said that she normally tries to keep painful moments like this one private, but that she felt she had no choice but to become public.
“We try to be as positive as possible and only to share the highlights … but this is how bullying affects a nine-year-old child,” she said in the video.
At the start of the five-minute clip, she said, “I just picked up my son from school, witnessed a bullying episode, called the director, and I want people to know that this is the effect of bullying. This is what bullying does.
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“So please raise your children, your families, your friends, because only one copy is needed … and you wonder why children commit suicide.”
‘This is the impact of bullying on a nine-year-old child who just wants to go to school, wants to get an education and wants to have fun, but something happens every fricking day.
“Another episode, another harassment, another ridicule, another bad name.”
While her son sobbed, the mother asked for help from everyone who saw the images.
‘So is there any advice or support or something that other parents have done?
“I have good advice, but I need more, I want people to know how much it hurts us as a family,” she said, her voice quivering.
Since sharing the video, the mother has been flooded with friendly messages of support from friends and strangers.
The mother did not comment on details about the last bully incident, but rather said that her son was called a “dwarf” by his classmates.
She told the courier post that he first attempted suicide three years ago when he was only six.
“I was so shocked. I really didn’t think he would even know what or how at the age of six, ”she said.
The mother, an Aboriginal rights activist, said her son has made several attempts to take his own life.
“I explained to him that once you leave, no road comes back, you are gone forever, but he kept trying,” the mother said.
She also said her son was struck by the death of his grandfather and his younger half-brother, who was stillborn.
“He thought if he went to heaven, he would be with his Pop and his little brother,” she said.
She told the newspaper that she was proud that she had spoken in public about asking for help.
The mother, an Aboriginal rights activist, said her son has made several attempts to take his own life