‘This is NOT OK': Mum posts heartbreaking photos of bullied daughter online to spread important message.
Ms Johnson claims her daughter has been bullied three times on the bus since the family had moved to Louisburg in North Carolina in the last four months.
She says each time the bullying has been perpetrated by the same three boys.
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“This is NOT ok,” Ms Johnson wrote in her lengthy and emotional post.
“This is the third time physical violence has happened to her in four months.”
“I’m done! This time her water bottle was taken from her and they hit her upside the head with it! Called her ‘ugly’ and ‘dumb’.”
The mother claims the bus department and the principal of her daughter’s school were notified about the incident and that she was told action would be taken, but it never was.
“My daughter does not deserve this at nine years old by fourth and fifth grade boys! Teach your sons not to hit women! Done,” she wrote.
“This right here is the reason we see so many young girls committing suicide! They are bullied! I’m not going to let this happen to my child again!”
The family have since been having regular conversations about the importance of self-worth and standing up for yourself, American broadcaster WGN9 reports.
“What we have been trying to tell her is that she’s amazing, don’t listen to what these people say about you,” she said. “But even with us saying, that I feel like this is going to scar her forever.”
If you are struggling with ongoing bullying or feelings of not coping please contact Lifeline 13 11 14.
This is certainly NOT OK! We as parents need to teach our children better. We also need to look at more positive reinforcement techniques so children can learn to ignore this non-stop bullying behaviour they seem to face daily.
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