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Thursday 12 December 2019

Bullied schoolgirl receives thousands of signatures on her petition asking for help

Tayla Sekhmet
Tayla Sekhmet
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

A 13-year-old Australian schoolgirl received thousands of signatures on a petition asking for her school to intervene with her bullying.

Tayla Sekhmet, who attends Dysart State High School in central Queensland, said she’s the most “unpopular kid at school and people make my life a living hell”.

“Every day people call me fatso, weirdo, ugly, freak, and tell me I should kill myself,” she wrote on asking people to help her by signing her online petition.

“I've been pushed to the ground, had people go through my bag, or break my scooter when I rode it to school. Even people in other grades who I don't know do these things to me too.”

The 13-year-old said her classmates throw things at her and record it on their phones and put it online.

Tayla and her mother Kali have both contacted the school but the bullying hasn’t stopped.

“I've been told to just ignore these people, but I can't take it anymore. I don't know what else to do or where else to go for help,” she said.

“My life is hell. I only beg for you to please sign my petition to ask Dysart State High School to take a stronger stance against bullying and for the Government to stop the school getting away with this.”

Tayla and her mother are asking the public to sign her petition which they will take to a government board and demand the bullying stops.

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