(Meredith) – A mom is raising awareness about the impacts of bullying by sharing a heart-wrenching video of her nine-year-old son.

Yarraka Bayles, who lives in Brisbane, Australia, shared a video of her son Quaden crying after school and saying he “wants to die.”

Quaden was born with Achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism.

The video has more than 13 million views on Facebook as of Thursday evening.

“I’ve just picked up my son from school, witnessed a bullying episode, rang the principal, and I want people [to] know, parents, educators teachers, this is the effects that bullying has, this is what bullying does,” Bayles is heard saying in the video.

Bayles told Australian news out SBS that she saw Quaden’s classmates patting him on the head and making fun of his height.

She also said Quaden, just nine years old, has attempted suicide several times. She said his first suicide attempt was when he was six.

Bayles said she just wants to raise awareness about the impact of bullying and wants more to be done to teach children about disabilities.

Bayles said she has pulled Quaden from school and is considering homeschooling him.

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I'm sorry, but I stepped in after just one incident. You keep sending him, knowing what is happening to him every day. It's now your responsibility to put a stop to it. It's now on you.


Home school, home school, home school! My daughter was bullied. I took her out of school and home schooled her. Get together with others who want to home school, so he can have socialization. Stop sending him to school! The bullying is on you if you keep sending him.


Yes but schools need to do more about bullying and they don't! Kids should be able to get an education and go to school without being bullied. Shame on schools for not doing more. Home school is not always an option and I think schools need more suspensions for kids that bully.

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