Yarraka Bayles from Brisbane took a video of her son, Quaden, who suffers from dwarfism, crying his eyes out and asking his mom to just kill him because he can’t stand the bullies anymore.
In the heartbreaking video, Quaden can be seen saying how he did nothing yet the bully called him the dumbest kid in class.
I just wanna die right now! I want someone to kill me!”
Just imagine what kind of torment this boy would have gone through everyday for him to be talking like this. Yarraka explained how this happens almost every day, and this not only hurts her son but also hurts them as a family. Her sadness can clearly be felt through the video as she relates that she has to keep a constant eye on him due to multiple suicide attempts.
Comments of support and love poured in immediately after his mom posted the video and it’s uplifting to see some people still care and have some love in their heart.
According to Sohu, the boy, identified as Lu Shijie, went home after school on November 14th. He was quiet and rather sad on that day as he was doing his homework. Later, his father received a text from Shijie’s teacher, who said that his son was not doing well in school.
So, the father went to talk to Shijie, who defended himself and said that the teacher was prejudiced against him. Apparently, on that day, he was playing with his classmates and it was his turn when his teacher came in. However, the teacher only reprimanded Shijie instead of everyone else, which was terribly unfair.
After telling his father about this, Shijie got very agitated and ran out of the house. His father chased after him but when they found Shijie, he was lying next to a half-empty bottle of pesticide that he had drank. Shijie was rushed to the hospital but sadly, after 24 hours of emergency treatment, he suffered from respiratory failure and passed away on November 15th at 9pm.
Shijie’s grieving father said that he was divorced from his wife, and he had sent Shijie to live with his grandparents at a farm. He needed to travel for work and their family did not have much money. Shijie was an introverted person who did not talk much about his problems with his family. He added that the teachers did not really care about his son, as he was not local and did not get good grades.
He went to the school to talk to Shijie’s classmates and was shocked to find out that his late son was frequently bullied by his peers. Some of his so-called friends would tease him about being poor and this had been going on for the whole semester.
These bullies would laugh at his clothes and tease him about his grandfather coming to pick him up with a tricycle. They also made up terrible nicknames for Shijie’s family members to provoke him from time to time. When the teachers visited Shijie in the hospital, he got visibly agitated as well.
Meanwhile, the school denied rumours of bullying happening but refused to comment on the incident. They said that the matter was under police investigation and did not want to affect the investigation.
We often times see people sitting or lying on the streets and walk past them without a second glance, but what we don’t know is that many of these people have important stories to share.
This teacher saw a young boy sitting by a corner store and couldn’t help but wonder what he was doing there.
In a heartbreaking post, Mohd Fadli Salleh shared about how a 13-year-old boy lived on the streets without food or money, but managed to educate himself even though he has not gone to school since he was 9-years-old.
Mohd Fadli’s friend Nooraini had originally found the kid and invited him for a meal at McDonald’s, but after she barely slept that night thinking of the boy, she informed Fadli, who is a teacher, and he stepped in and met up with the boy.
He wrote, “This boy can always be seen sleeping in the alleys. After seeing how haggard he looked, Kak Nooraini invited him into McDonald’s for a meal and to ask him about his life. Kak Nooraini couldn’t sleep that night and told me about him, so without wasting any time, around 10:30am, I got some kids to look for him. 15 minutes later, they managed to find him and brought him to me.”
The teacher then realised that the boy was somewhat educated considering the way he had carried himself.
“The moment he sat down, I told him to order something to eat. At first, he said he was full. He rejected my offer with the utmost respect. But, I insisted and eventually, he gave in. He prayed before he ate. Such a good kid. He quickly cleared his plate, which shows how hungry he actually was,” he added.
He then decided to ask the boy about his life and found out that the boy’s mother had passed away when he was just 8-years-old. He had then moved to Kuala Lumpur with his stepfather at the age of 9, from Johor, and has not been to school since.
“I asked if he had an IC and a birth certificate, to which I was excited when I found out he had copies of both. He could go to school! I asked him if he could read. He nodded. I asked him to read the words on my shirt, he read it out smoothly. I asked him to tell the time on my analog clock, and he answered precisely. He knew basic mathematics,” he said.
Surprised by the boy, Fadli then found out that he has been teaching himself.
“Where did you learn all of this, I asked. He said he had been home-schooling himself. He even said home-schooling so accurately. His English!”
Fadli saw great potential in the boy and decided to investigate him a little further. It turns out that the boy was genuinely a good kid, he’s never stolen, doesn’t smoke and doesn’t hang out with hooligans. Which then begged the question, why was he living in the streets?
“I was going to contact his stepfather about schooling the boy, but he told me that his stepfather didn’t care whether he came home or not. He was a neglected child. I immediately told him that when he was hungry, he can come to this shop and order anything he wants to eat. I told him I didn’t mind if he came everyday, that I’d pay for him,” he noted.
The reason why Fadli took the boy underneath his wings is that he’s once been in the boy’s shoes before, when he didn’t have a single cent in his pockets, and he drank water from pipes while eating expired bread. Since then, he’s vowed to help anyone in need of a meal.
“As long as I’m here, as long as this shop stays open, and as long as I have the support of the people, they will never go hungry,” he added.
Baby boomers might seem to enjoy ragging on about how Gen Zs are
permanently glued to their phones and never seem to leave the house, but
these kids in Malaysia are proving them wrong by showing us just what
it means to be wild, wet and free.
More specifically, they did it by turning a regular drain in their neighbourhood into a waterslide.
In a video posted on Facebook on Oct 13, several kids can be seen
sitting in a large drain, “holding back” the flow of water as a smaller
kid in red took his place at the very front. In one fell swoop, the
children stand up, releasing the flood gates, and the kid in red shoots
off with the currents.
He continues zipping down the drain for at least half a minute, at one point even disappearing from sight as the drain dips under the pavement, before emerging on the other side and stopping himself with the help of a pole.
The video had almost 9,000 shares at the time of writing.
Though most netizens were impressed by the children’s sheer ingenuity
and creativity, some couldn’t help but worry about the safety of such
“joyrides”, pointing out just how dirty the drains were.
Echan, the man behind the camera, responded in the comments with a photo of the boy with the caption: “That kid in the red shirt… Thank god. Still doing okay… Don’t worry… His mother already chased him around the garden to whip him with a rubber pipe.”
We all have irrational fears and phobias, whether it be for spiders, clowns, and so forth. One poor little girl in the Philippines cried her eyes out and ducked in fear of seeing the Jollibee mascot, in fact!
Now, another little kid is reminding us of when we were younger and afraid of injections.
Nur Izzaty wrote, “Are there Pekan born kids who ran away from school because of the fear of injections? Teachers and the guard ran after him all the way to his house. Don’t know whose child’s bicycle he grabbed. Come, share your experiences.”
In the video, the teachers can be heard coaxing the boy to unlock and open the house door by telling him they won’t give him the injection, but they ultimately fail as the poor little boy cries, shakes his head and walks into the house, but not before letting out a final ‘no!’.
We hope the little boy eventually gets the injection, probably while in the arms of his mother or father, especially if it’s a vaccine. We also hope he didn’t get into trouble for running out of school and seemingly skipping classes for the rest of the day considering he locked himself in his home.
A former student of Sultan Mahmud Science Secondary School (SESMA), who suffered a permanent hearing disability from being bullied four years ago, was awarded a whopping RM616,634 in damages
According to New Straits Times, the Kuala Terengganu High Court found nine parties, including five former SESMA students, guilty of bullying the then 14-year-old yesterday, 29 September.
The boy, now aged 17, had filed a RM2 million claim against five of his bullies who are now 21 years old, for punitive and aggravated damages
He also named the school’s senior assistant of student affairs, the former principal, the Director-General of the Ministry of Education Malaysia, and the Malaysian government as defendants.
In his judgement, High Court judge Datuk Zainal Azman Ab Aziz said the incident showed that the school was negligent in allowing the bullying to happen
“The act was planned and took place in the chief prefect’s dorm room, not the side of a drain or a sidewalk,” he said.
He continued, “The warden’s roster was well organised, but it is useless if the duty is not carried out. It is better to resign and become a regular teacher.
“For the sixth (the senior assistant) and seventh defendant (the principal), they were also seen as negligent in carrying out their responsibilities, especially in ensuring the welfare and safety of school students.”
The incident happened on 26 April 2015, where the victim was kicked and slapped by the then-Form Five students
As a result, the boy ruptured his eardrum and can no longer engage in water-based activities, reported Malaysiakini.
The boy also suffered depression from the bullying and eventually transferred to another school in July 2015.
The boy’s mother Rusaila Abdullah, 43, said she is thankful for the court’s decision.
“We are not after money but justice for our sonwho until today is still traumatised and has lost his hearing due to the bullying,” she said.
A 6-year-old boy recently made the news after he lodged a police report about his parents’ very violent argument that turned physical.
According to See Hua Daily, this incident occurred in Zhejiang, China, when the boy’s father went home drunk one night. He asked his wife to hand her phone to him so he could “check”, but she deliberately refused, resulting in an intense argument between the two of them.
The argument quickly escalated into a physical abuse when the drunk man began strangling his wife. WTF.
His wife did not back down as she picked up a hairdryer from the desk and hurled it at him. Their poor son witnessed the entire process without them realising (or caring for that matter), and he quickly ran out of his home to get help from the police. We assume that he ran to the nearest police station.
Yangyang, the boy, did so because he recalled that his kindergarten teacher told him to get help from the police whenever danger arises. He told the police,
“My dad started it (the physical attack) first. He was drunk when he asked to see my mum’s phone. But because mum didn’t want to, he hit her.”
The boy also mentioned that one of his parents bled from the fight, although the details weren’t reported.
The police officer then followed Yangyang home, and lo and behold, the couple was STILL FIGHTING. This means they weren’t even aware that their 6-year-old son ran away from home! The police gave the couple a stern warning, and they apologised to each other in the end.
The family of a 5-year-old boy who was killed in June by a
glass window that fell from an apartment building in Shenzhen, Guangdong
province, has received 2 million yuan (S$392,000) in compensation,
according to a local media report.
The compensation was paid jointly. The owner of the apartment paid 1.8 million yuan, and the tenant who lived in it gave 200,000 yuan, a report by Shenzhen Television said.
The boy was hit by a falling glass window from a 20th-floor
apartment in Shenzhen on June 13 while he was on the way to kindergarten
with his mother.
He died three days later after treatment in hospital.
The parents of the boy had previously asked for 5 million yuan in compensation, local reports said.
Chinese internet users said better inspections should be carried out to avoid such incidents.
“Two million yuan cannot buy a complete family. No matter
how much money is paid, you cannot save a life. Hope this will not
happen again,” said a user named Menghuanxiaomini on popular
microblogging site Sina Weibo.
“I hope property management companies can arrange for regular inspections and maintenance of windows and other stuff in residential communities,” said another Weibo user named Togethercoffee-Yang.
Zhang Yan, head of the property management division at
Shenzhen Housing and Construction Bureau, said his department is
preparing to launch initiatives calling on owners’ committees of
residential communities to add content about falling objects into their
Yang Qin, a deputy to the Shenzhen municipal people’s
congress, said Shenzhen is making amendments to its real estate
management regulation. “We will strongly recommend putting terms about
falling objects into it,” he said.
The subject of falling objects, as well as objects thrown
from heights, has caused widespread concern after reports of several
incidents that occurred within a month recently.
On June 19 in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, a 10-year-old girl
was injured by objects thrown from a building by an 8-year-old boy who
Also in Jiangsu, a 4-year-old boy was killed by falling glass weighing 100 kilograms on June 5.