'School bullying is killing me': 12-year-old Queensland girl's desperate plea for help

12-year-old Tayla Sekhmet Source: Change.Org

More than 25,000 people have signed a petition calling for more to be done to stop the bullying of a 12-year-old girl in small-town central Queensland.

Tayla Sekhmet describes herself as the most unpopular kid at school.

She's been called a freak and a weirdo, told to kill herself and pushed to the ground.

Other students, she says, film themselves throwing things at her and threaten to upload the footage to the internet, while one boy follows her around calling out sexual insults and spreading cruel rumours.

It's made her life "hell".

The 12-year-old, a student at Dysart State High School in small-town central Queensland, has hit out at teachers and the education department for not doing more to stop the bullying and has gone public in a desperate bid for help.

A change.org petition launched by Tayla Sekhmet and her mother Kali has so far received more than 25,000 signatures.

"I've been told to just ignore these people, but I can't take it any more. I don't know what else to do or where else to go for help," she says in the petition.

"Every day people call me fatso, weirdo, ugly, freak, and tell me I should kill myself. 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.

"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."

Queensland's education department says the school has a "zero tolerance approach to bullying".

"The school has been working closely with the family for some time to resolve their concerns," a Department of Education and Training spokesman told The Courier Mail.

"The school is continuing to work diligently promote safe and respectful interactions between students."

Source AAP

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