When it comes to real life, usually we all put family first. Unfortunately for some however they now suffer the unfortunate situation which is losing their daughter through no fault of their own.
A 13-year-old girl named Emily Stick, who lived on the Gold Coast with her mother Sharlene Scott, has committed suicide after months of heartache of being bullied both verbally and online. This however isn’t the real shocker! The real shocker is that before her final act, Emily cried out for help in the form of voice mails and texts that she left for her mother, the pleas of a desperate child, but Sharlene missed these calls and was too late when she finally saw it all on her phone. Emily’s final text message was a simple ”I am going to kill myself” – which her mother did not read until after her daughter had died.
According to Sharlene, her daughter was a kind and ”fun loving” girl. She spoke out to the media and said her daughter ended up having to miss class in a bid to avoid going there with her class bullies, and often fled to the school toilets in order to escape them, who nonetheless followed her everywhere she went. Sharlene stated in regards to her daughter that, “Even her having those thoughts to kill herself at 13, it was scary.” She then continued on saying, “I just think they were jealous of her life. She had a couple of girls tell her they were going to bash her until she wasn’t breathing any more.”
It has also been revealed that it wasn’t just a couple of bullies in isolated incidient. It was said to be at least 30 offenders, both male and female.
This incident has happened not long after a story hit around the world of 14-year-old Dolly Everett who took her own life due to cyber bullying. A few other victims have also happened in the last year before Emily:
A 12-year-old had been desperate for solutions after being bullied because of his looks. The bullying got so bad he attempted to change his hair colour so he wouldn’t be attacked anymore, and twice attempted suicide.
A 6-year-old girl, in February of 2017, had been physically abused by a stick and had cords tied around her neck in a series of violent incidents that were happening to her.
After what has happened only the “main” bully has felt sorry and taken responsibility for what they did, however, the rest of the bullies have reportedly been laughing it off like it’s no big deal, or even a success on their part. As for what is happening next, the police are now looking into the 13-year-old’s death – although no criminal charges are likely to be placed.
If you know someone who is being bullied, even if it’s yourself and you feel you can’t turn to anyone I suggest you tell a teacher or even head to the police and get help. Otherwise call Lifeline or Kids Helpline, as silly as it sounds it’s mostly confidential and a real solution. They are there to help.