Mum sends a heart-breaking message after her 6-year-old daughter fights for her life after nasty bullying by classmates.

Bullying in the education system is more common that we think. Statistics indicate that 20% of children have been subject to bullying in schools. The impact of bullying can be devastating for both the victims and their families. The failure of schools to help overcome this issue is beyond unacceptable.

Bullying consists of treating someone in a hurtful way repeatedly. It is not a one-off event but is one that poses as a regular occurrence. It can be in the form of teasing, spreading rumours and by stealing or hitting another child.

Those that have been subjected to bullying can live with these negative impacts even until their adult years. Painful memories can have a heavy influence on their confidence and their mental health.

Other consequences of bullying can potentially lead to social anxiety, lack of sleep, depression, panic attacks, poor school grades and in more serious cases even attempted suicide or suicide.

Children are very vulnerable, and they are not able to cope with such behaviour in comparison to adults. As adults, we have our own coping mechanisms that allow us to overcome things in a better way due to our mature age and experience. However, children lack these capabilities which makes the consequences of bullying even more serious.

Sofia Golledge is a 6-year-old girl that was subject to shocking bullying that led her to develop severe anxiety as shared by her mother Carrie.

Carrie says that every moment of Sophia’s life became a struggle for her. She spent most of her time crying and not wanting to attend school the next day.

Powerful Low Key Shot of a Sad Young Blonde Child

It got to the point that Sophia’s body was not able to cope with all of the stress.

“She’d be in so much pain and because her upset stomach was so violent, it would lead to a water infection and her body struggled,” her mother Carrie added. “We’ve had her in hospital with high fevers which they’ve struggled to control.”

Surprisingly, the bully was actually Sophia’s “best friend” who used to control Sophia, the way she ate, dressed, who she spoke to and how she even acted. The way her so called friend had behaved led Sophia to stress so much that she was about to become paralyzed.

Carries posted a picture of her daughter online along with the story of what her daughter had endured.

“This is what bullying does…
This is my 6 year old daughter, hospitalised, due to bullying…
This is my child with such a caring heart that despite being so ill “doesn’t want anyone to get in trouble”…
This is my child who has stopped eating, has cried herself to sleep, had anxiety so severe she’s up sick over 20 times in an hour through the night…

This is my child whose ‘best friend’ has emotionally abused her for so long she thought it was normal…
This is my child who has been in and out of hospital for countless trips due to being so sick with anxiety…
This is my child who was told off for ‘telling tales at school’…
This is my child who has been mocked on social media by the bullies parents for just having such a pure heart…
This is my child who when addressing the issues with her school we were told “Its just 6 year olds being 6 year olds”…
This is my child who was told by the school she should be the one feeling ashamed and be snuck in a side door of a morning…
This is my child who her school failed her so badly that we had to move her schools…
This is my child who is one of too many that are going through this…
This is my child whose story is being twisted and manipulated by the very people that were meant to protect her at her school when she was in their care…
This is my child who doesn’t want this to happen to anyone else. So this is my child’s story we are sharing but she is one of many….too many!
Please help us share her story. Lets show her the support her school couldn’t afford her.”

Fortunately, Sophia’s parents made the right decision later on by changing her school and now they report that their daughter is much more happier and healthier. However, this story raises awareness on the need to combat bullying in schools as moving schools is not a permanent solution as it can occur anywhere.

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