13-Year-old boy commits suicide because of bullying
Bullying is a disease that affects around 350 million students around the world. What starts with a "little joke", ends up generating countless psychological traumas. In the case of Daniel Fitzpatrick, 13, something much worse happened: after complaints in the board and the school did not do anything, the American ended up taking his own life.
According to Daniel's mother, Maureen Mahoney Fitzpatrick, the boy , who studied at the Holy Angels Catholic Academy, was constantly bothered by colleagues who cursed him and threw things at him.
The father of the boy, also called Daniel, tells that no one should bury his own son and no child should go through what the young man passed by. The boy's father also released a letter written by his son after receiving the school's recommendation that he should repeat the series he was attending, but at another institution. In the text, the child reports how he felt about bullying.
In sections of the letter, Daniel states that teachers did absolutely nothing to prevent the problems he was experiencing and that he often found himself in situations of violence due to bullying.
letter / Photo: Facebook
Daily chats Although caring for transparency in the family, psychologist Carol Braga finds it difficult to show annoyance close to their children. "I do not want to convey bad feelings to them, but at the same time I think this should be considered normal, and even an incentive for the child to understand that it is permissible to be sad," she says.
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