A mother has shared a video of her daughter being bullied as she doesn’t want the bullies getting away with it.
Carly, 36, from Middleton, Manchester, claims her daughter was forced to move schools in April this year due to the severity of her classmates bullying, the Daily Mail reports.
The mum-of-four, a full-time carer for her autistic son, described how the bullies made her daughter’s life hell:
They were pushing her and putting glue in her hair. She was constantly upset. But last week, the bullies cornered Abbie in a field close to her home where around 15 people were waiting.
You can watch the shocking footage here:
The video shows 15-year-old Abbie being brutally assaulted by another girl as other students and onlookers watch the incident unfold.
Another girl can be seen repeatedly punching Abbie in the head and dragging her around the field by her hair.
As Abbie finally gets back on her feet, bystanders can be heard taunting her, saying: ‘She’s nearly crying’.
One of the girls pushed her to the floor and dragged Abbie by her hair. She was kneed in the face and punched. Afterwards she ran home sobbing and told me she’d been beaten up.
Carly then reported the attack to Greater Manchester Police, after seeing the video being shared on Snapchat and continued:
I was horrified. Abbie had a massive lump on her head. I took her to our GP on Friday who said she had whiplash.
However, Carly wants people to see the video, saying:
Bullies should not be able to get away with this. They should be shamed and maybe they’ll think twice next time.
Rather than grounding him and taking away his phone or computer, the Florida dad exacted a truly embarrassing punishment, forcing him to experience the same level of shame he’d made his victims feel.
Michael forced 13-year-old Jacob to stand at the side of a busy road, wielding a sign which read:
I’m a bully. Honk if you hate bullies.
Some honked their horns to signal their hatred for bullies, and others even pulled their cars over to talk with the teen and his dad.
Michael told WESH:
I figured I would teach him a lesson that would embarrass him and make him feel how the kids feel.
Although plenty of people admired Michael’s no-nonsense stance, others felt he was being a tad too harsh on his young son.
Michael admitted some passers-by were pretty cheesed off:
I had one woman come up and call me every name in the book. In my mind, I thought I was doing the right thing, but I guess you just can’t please everyone.
Find out more about Michael’s unusual form of fatherly wisdom below:
Luckily, it seems former bully Jacob has turned over a new leaf and has learnt his lesson. Going forward, he now wants to help rather than hurt others.
If you’ve been affected by bullying, and want to speak to someone in confidence, contact Bullying UK (Part of Family Lives) on 0808 800 2222. The helpline service is open 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday.
Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.