Auckland schoolboy victim of ‘vulgar and relentless’ cyber bullying

An Auckland mother has spoken about the revolting and relentless abuse her young son is receiving from classmates on social media.

She only knows about the cyber bullying because her 11-year-old felt comfortable enough to share it with her, but she’s not happy with Blockhouse Bay Intermediate School’s response.

“The content of the messages is sexually inappropriate, very suggestive and vulgar,” says the mother, who wants to remain anonymous.

Some days he receives one or two messages, while on other days it’s relentless.

“There hasn’t been a day when at least one has not come through.”

The sender uses multiple apps, targeting his Instagram and accounts.

His mother suspects the people responsible are in his class, but believes the school hasn’t taken action.

“Initially I felt like we were getting somewhere. They expressed to be they have no legal obligation to investigate the matter further because it was happening outside of school hours.”

The school won’t comment

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