A dad was horrified over the reason why his son came home from school with marks all over his hand.
The dad from London shared a photo on Twitter of his son's hand, which was covered in what appeared to be tally chart symbols.
Curious as to why, he quizzed his son on what the marks meant, and was heartbroken when he heard the truth.
"My son has been at high school for just over a week," he said in an emotional post on Twitter.
"On his hand he’s made a record of how many times in the last two days he has been bullied, verbally or physically. In total 21.
"It’s heartbreaking. Schools need to come down harder on bullies, their parents should be fined."
He added: "He wanted to show us how often it’s happened in two days of school.
"You just don’t know what goes on and you expect your kids to be safe at school. I’m sure it will all sort itself out."
People were super-concerned after spotting the dad's post, with many taking to the comments to praise the young boy for speaking out about his experience.
One wrote: "Well done for talking about it that's a big step in itself. Just remember you're not on your own and you have plenty of people who care and will help and support you. I hate bullies no need."
While another said: "By talking about it with you he's already jumped the first biggest hurdle which many don't. Let's hope the school will do something about it! Lots of love and positive energy."
And a third added: "This is dreadful. I hope the school takes this seriously and supports your son, and you all."
In other parenting news, we recently told you how parents of 30 students at Taverham High School in Norfolk were left fuming last week after their kids were sent home on the first day of term for wearing ‘incorrect’ footwear.
The school’s headteacher, Dr Roger Harris, confirmed pupils had been refused entry to a classroom on 6 September.
But parents were furious over the move, claiming it’s unfair of Harris to demand families pay for extra shoes amid the cost-of-living crisis.
You can read more on that here.
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