A gay teenager has posted video footage of bullying in a viral TikTok, after finally being sick of staying ‘silent’ about the harassment he’s received at school. Trigger Warning: This story discusses bullying, which might be distressing to some readers.
For 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention call Lifeline on 13 11 14. For Australia-wide LGBTQI peer support call QLife on 1800 184 527 or webchat.California high school student Landon Jones described his experiences of being bullied in a video that was posted to TikTok last month which included footage that was captured by him being targeted by bullies on two different occasions. “This is a little example of what’s going on in my life, and what’s been going on in my life.
This is a group of boys from El Toro High School who have repeatedly called me names, called me slurs, have followed me, and have now come to my house to say these things.
For what reason? I couldn’t tell you”, Jones said. Jones added that the harassment by these teenagers were done by people who he didn’t know and had “never even spoken to before any of this ever”. “They just simply know the fact that I’m gay and out at school so they choose that, and they hang on that, and they just give me that attention, that negative attention that they think is so funny,” Jones stated.