bullying has serious impact

Alex Wildman was found dead by his mother in the garage of their home in Lismore, NSW in 2008. He had taken his own life at just 14 years of age. Alex had been bullied by a number of his peers for months at his school with verbal and physical abuse, online social network site postings and text messages. He was frequently bashed and excluded by other students. His last bashing was filmed on a mobile phone but the school  refused to act and deleted the images without informing police.

This week the Wildman family received compensation from the NSW Department of school education after a protracted court battle for justice for their son. See the report by Paul Bibby in the Sydney Morning Herald March 17th 2012


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