People have come together behind a nine-year-old Australian boy after a video of his deep distress over being bullied went viral.
Yarraka Bayles posted the clip of her son, Quaden, crying after he was targeted at school for his dwarfism.
“This is what bullying does,” she says in the video, in which her son also says he wants to end his life.
The video, viewed over 14 million times, has triggered an large amount of support and #WeStandWithQuaden messages.
Well known Celebrities including actor Hugh Jackman and basketball player Enes Kanter have spoken out, while parents in other countries have shared video messages from their children.
Jackman told Quaden “you are stronger than you know, mate” and called on everyone to “be kind”.
Quaden’s mother gives a detailed description of the relentless bullying experienced by her son every day.
“I’ve just picked my son up from school, witnessed a bullying episode, rang the principal, and I want people to know – parents, educators, teachers – this is the effect that bullying has,” Ms Bayle says as her son sobs.
“Every single… day, something happens. Another episode, another bullying, another taunt, another name-calling.
“Can you please educate your children, your families, your friends?”