10-year-old commits 'bullycide' after suspected bullying incident is shared online, now her parents want the world to take note!
Stop 'bullycide' before any more young lives are wasted. This is a real problem and needs to be dealt with immediately.
It is not easy for any parent to see their child suffer in any way, let alone kill themselves from suffering. A father and mother in Colorado were faced with a tragic situation when their 10-year-old daughter committed suicide over a video that showed her fighting off a bully. The 10-year-old, Ashawnty Davis, was only in the fifth grade.
Ashawnty was a happy-go-lucky child like any other until her life changed at the end of October. She was involved in a fight in school and the whole fight was recorded by another student. They say it was her first fight and it was a run-in with a school bully.
The video was posted to an app called Musical.ly and shows Ashawnty and the alleged bully fighting, while the rest of the children did nothing to help their classmate. According to Ashawnty's mother, Latoshia Harris, her daughter was confronting the bully and not fighting with her.
"I saw my daughter was scared," she said to Fox News. The video shows how it must be painful for Ashawnty's parents to watch their daughter caught in the incident and then kill herself. However, they are insistent on sharing the video in the hopes of spreading awareness of bullying and to help other parents.
Ashawnty's father, Anthony Davis, told Fox News, "She was devastated when she found out that it had made it to Musical.ly." Ashawnty hung herself in the closet and was on life support for the following two weeks before she succumbed to her injuries.
Her parents believe that she was the victim of 'bullycide' which is when someone takes their own life because of bullying. "I want other parents to know it's happening," Harris said. "That was my baby, and I love my baby, and I just want mothers to listen," said her mother to Fox News.
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