A worried mother has spoken out after her eight-year-old son suffered relentless bullying at a Gold Coast school.
The desperate mother has gone to the media to tell her story after, she says, the school told her and her partner to seek counselling for being “overprotective.”
Amanda Monroe’s eight-year-old-son has told The Gold Coast Bulletin that he just wants to do maths, not be tormented,
“I don’t like being hurt” Iziyah said.
The year two student at Southport State School has had his uniform shirt slashed with scissors, has been held down in the playground, has been strangled and pushed. He’s been given bruises and blood blisters and cuts and punched in the stomach.
Iziyah said he is terrified to go to school as despite complaints the bullying continues.
Ms Monroe says her son has nightmares but the school does nothing.
She says that due to the continued bullying Iziyah developed an eating disorder.
“At school, kids were throwing dirt in his food so he wouldn’t eat it.
“We were getting really worried and the doctor said it was probably due to the bullying, that he believed the comments and didn’t want to get bullied anymore.”
Southport State School Via Facebook.
Ms Monroe told The Gold Coast Bulletin that during a meeting with the school about the bullying she and her partner were told they were “overprotective” and should seek counselling. Though when they had the suggested counselling Ms Monroe says that psychologist told them they “were loving, devoted and protective parents.”
The school’s sole solution, according to his mother, was to put Iziyah in a classroom by himself at lunchtime.
Schools in Queensland have a no tolerance policy towards bullying. Via IStock.
Sadly situations like Iziyahs are ones we hear of all too often.
In June a 12-year-old student at Dysart State High School in small-town central Queensland was forced to start a petition to gain support for her bullying issues.
Tayla Sekhmet hit out at teachers and the education department for not doing more to stop the bullying.
She wrote” Every day people call me fatso, weirdo, ugly, freak, and tell me I should kill myself. I've been pushed to the ground, had people go through my bag, or break my scooter when I rode it to school. Even people in other grades who I don't know do these things to me too.”