(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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(11) comments


Do your research. This is fake news. He is an 18 year old actor! It’s not hard to find this info.

rick be

Thanks,I wasn't buying it for a minute.

Brian C. Duffy

Sure. Nothing can get by Slick Rick, not even for a minute. Check out Snopes.com re: this 'hoax'

Brian Duffy ~~ Tariffville

rick be

I've become a cynic,Brian,it seemed phony to me.


Daffy Duffy baits again!


I can't find anything here that says it is fake news.


Heartbreaking. Schools need to do more to discourage this behavior and punish the scum bag kids more harshly.


I just sent video and email to the organization asking they reach out to family.


Most heart breaking story ever. Can you send info to the family? Have they tried working with https://sspa.org.au/. They are a support organization for familes with short stature. They may be able to help family and educate other students with programs. My heart breaks for the mother and I know she has reached the end of her rope but she needs to be calm for her son and unleash her fury at the problem.

rick be

Ain't you sweet,CTsucker.


I would like to send a card to this child. Is that possible? Can it be sent to his local news station and then given to him? Please let me know. adkelly0815@gmail.com

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