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Queensland mum shares devastating video of distraught son and dwarfism advocate Quaden Bayles moments after he's been bullied

Queensland mum shares devastating video of distraught son and dwarfism advocate Quaden Bayles moments after he's been bullied

WARNING: Confronting content

A devastated Queensland mother has shared the moment her young son breaks down, having just been bullied at school again because of his disability.

Quaden Bayles - an advocate for dwarfism awareness - was left utterly distraught after he was set upon while waiting to be picked up.

“I want people to know - parents, educators, teachers - this is the effect that bullying has,” his mum Yarraka says in the confronting video, in which Quaden declares “I want to kill myself”.

“This is what bullying does. So can you please educate your children, your families, your friends.”

The nine-year-old is the face of Stand Tall 4 Dwarfism, which was established by his mum in a bid to raises awareness of the condition and stamp out bullying.

The youngster was diagnosed with achondroplasia dwarfism when he was just three days old.

Quaden was was diagnosed with achondroplasia dwarfism when he was three days old.

“This is the impact bullying has on a nine-year-old kid that just wants to go to school, get an education and have fun,” Ms Bales said.

“But every single day something happens - another episode, another bullying, another taunt, another name-calling.”

She said advice to her had been good, but “I need more” because the issue was unrelenting.

“I want people to know how much it is hurting us as a family. I want people to educate their children. The whole anti-bullying (campaign) isn’t working,” she said.

“I’ve got a son who is suicidal almost every single day.

“I wish that I could record every instant when we’re in public so that people could see.

I’ve got a son who is suicidal almost every single day.

“This is the side I don’t choose to share. I choose to keep this private but we can’t do it anymore.

“We try to be as strong as positive as possible and only share the highlights but this is how bullying affects a nine-year-old kid.”

The video has gone viral after it was shared on Facebook Wednesday afternoon. It’s been watched more than 4.2 million times and shared 103,000 times.

It’s also generated a wave of support for the youngster, with many calling for accountability and others slamming those dishing out the poor behaviour.

“Aww lil budda. sending hugs and strengths,” one person wrote.

“People need to control their kids. He doesn't deserve to feel this way about going to school.

“He deserves a safe place. So sorry.”

Another posted: “Heartbreaking watching this. Keep ya head up my lil bra, you’re stronger then that. People need to be held accountable for this, not good enough.”

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