ITV’s This Morning has left viewers weeping after a hard-hitting bullying advice segment.
Phil and Holly spoke to several parents whose children have suffered from bullying. The show marked Anti-Bullying Week with the segment, as the two presenters discussed the effects bullying can have on victims and their families, in a bid to raise awareness of its tragic consequences.
The presenting duo spoke to Lucy Alexander first, whose son committed suicide after years of bullying.
Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby invited viewers to call up and talk to their resident expert, Dear Deidre, for help if they’ve experienced bullying.
It was obvious that this was several parents last chance to get some much-needed support and help.
The stories from parents seemed to be repeated over and over again with many noting: at school, the teachers had failed to stop their child getting bullied and now their kids were scared to leave the house for fear of being attacked by bullies.
Several fans of the show reacted emotionally on Twitter with crying emojis. Listening to the heartbreaking stories left several fans upset with one person tweeting: “This Morning is breaking my heart today. No one should bullied. Absolutely disgusting that people can be so cruel and wicked!! @ ThisMorning”
If you need help, Samaritans can be contacted 24/7 on 116 123 or at their website.
Children can contact ChildLine for free, 24 hours a day on 0800 1111.