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Bullied schoolboy Quaden Bayles is ‘the most-Googled kid of 2020’

Quaden Bayles is officially Google‘s top ‘trending kid’ in Australia for 2020.

The nine-year-old learned on Wednesday that more Australians had searched his name on Google this year than anyone else under the age of 18.

Quaden, who was born with a type of dwarfism known as achondroplasia, made headlines in February when his mother, Yarraka Bayles, posted a distressing video to social media of him crying and asking for ‘rope’ to kill himself after being bullied at school.

Having the last laugh: Quaden Bayles is officially Google ‘s top ‘trending kid’ in Australia for 2020. The nine-year-old learned on Wednesday that more Australians had searched his name on Google this year than anyone else under the age of 18

Ms Bayles shared the video publicly on Facebook in a bid to raise awareness about the impact of bullying.

She said that while she would have preferred to keep such a distressing moment private, she felt she had no choice but to go public.

At the start of the five-minute clip, Ms Bayles said: ‘I just picked my son up from school, witnessed a bullying episode, rang the principal and I want people to know this is the effect bullying has. This is what bullying does.

'This is what bullying does': Quaden, who was born with a type of dwarfism known as achondroplasia, made headlines in February when his mother posted a distressing video to social media of him crying and asking for 'rope' to kill himself after being bullied at school

‘This is what bullying does’: Quaden, who was born with a type of dwarfism known as achondroplasia, made headlines in February when his mother posted a distressing video to social media of him crying and asking for ‘rope’ to kill himself after being bullied at school

Education: Ms Bayles shared the video of her son publicly on Facebook in a bid to raise awareness about the impact of bullying. 'So can you please educate your children, your families, your friends because all it takes is one more instance,' she said

Education: Ms Bayles shared the video of her son publicly on Facebook in a bid to raise awareness about the impact of bullying. ‘So can you please educate your children, your families, your friends because all it takes is one more instance,’ she said

‘So can you please educate your children, your families, your friends because all it takes is one more instance… and you wonder why kids are killing themselves.

‘We try to be as strong as positive as possible and only share the highlights… but this is how bullying affects a nine-year-old kid.’ 

The viral video caught the attention of celebrities from around the world, who threw their support behind Quaden in the aftermath of the bullying incident.

Truth: 'We try to be as strong as positive as possible and only share the highlights... but this is how bullying affects a nine-year-old kid,' she said in the video

Truth: ‘We try to be as strong as positive as possible and only share the highlights… but this is how bullying affects a nine-year-old kid,’ she said in the video 

'It's not okay': The viral video also caught the attention of celebrities who threw their support behind Quaden in the aftermath. Jackie 'O' Henderson said: 'When you see someone is upset or if someone's getting bullied, don't join in. You befriend that person, you help them'

‘It’s not okay’: The viral video also caught the attention of celebrities who threw their support behind Quaden in the aftermath. Jackie ‘O’ Henderson said: ‘When you see someone is upset or if someone’s getting bullied, don’t join in. You befriend that person, you help them’

Radio personality Jackie ‘O’ Henderson said: ‘I hope other parents are [educating their children about bullying] because it is about constantly drumming it into your children that it is not okay.’

‘When you see someone is upset or if someone’s getting bullied, don’t join in. You befriend that person, you help them,’ she added.

Hugh Jackman also posted a video on Twitter in which he said: ‘Quaden, you are stronger than you know, mate. And no matter what, you’ve got a friend in me.’

The Wolverine actor went on to urge his fans to ‘please be kind to each other’.

'You're stronger than you know': Hugh Jackman also spoke out and told Quaden, 'you are stronger than you know, mate. And no matter what, you've got a friend in me.'

‘You’re stronger than you know’: Hugh Jackman also spoke out and told Quaden, ‘you are stronger than you know, mate. And no matter what, you’ve got a friend in me.’

Married At First Sight’s Jessika Power also met Quaden after attending a ‘close family friend’s funeral’ following the viral video.

She said: ‘He is so full of life and a happy little boy despite everything that has happened to him. All I had to say was, “Keep your head up, angel heart, you’re one in a million and an awesome little boy.”‘  

If you or someone you know needs help, you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit: or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636

'He's so full of life': Married At First Sight's Jessika Power met Quaden at a 'close family friend's funeral' earlier this year and said, 'he is so full of life and a happy little boy despite everything that has happened to him'

‘He’s so full of life’: Married At First Sight’s Jessika Power met Quaden at a ‘close family friend’s funeral’ earlier this year and said, ‘he is so full of life and a happy little boy despite everything that has happened to him’


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