A mother has shared devastating photos of her little boy that show the extent to which he is being bullied at school.
The UK mum took to Facebook to share the photos of her seven-year-old son Jak and call for the bully to be punished.
She started a Facebook page called Justice For Jak, describing Jak as a 'quiet, caring, loving 7 year old'. She shared a post with the photos to inspire action.
"My son was bullied all this term by one child!!" she wrote.
"He has been whipped with skipping ropes , stabbed with a pencil , scratched , punched , called names , stabbed with paper clips, hit around the face with a tennis racket.
"The bully, his brother and two friends jumped on my sons head! But the latest incident on the 23/03/17 the bully was hitting my son in school and pushed him so hard he hit his head on a metal pole. The school did not give him a head injury letter or even a cold compress."
She gave details of how Jak is recovering from his injuries, which have required surgery in hospital. But she stressed that the whole time that Jak has been suffering, the bully has been carrying on his life as normal.
"My son has been in a hospital bed for 6 days, not once has the bully missed a break time or received any punishment!!!!" she wrote.
"Then today whilst I'm waiting for 7year old to come out of theatre from having a head operation for the second time I receive an email from the school. It was a letter sent to all parents saying that it was a MINOR INJURY that has got infected!!!!! I'm appalled at the school that i send my children to for 6 hours, 5days a week to be put in danger and then dismissed.
"But on top of that the police, people who are meant to protect the public can't/wont do anything!
"But life for the bully continues as normal!"
She pleaded for people to band together to end bullying once and for all.
"We need to stand up to bullies, Pull together and make a change! Teach our children to be kind, teach our children to speak up."
Superintendent Tom Harding from West Mercia Police has since given a statement to The Mirror about the state of his injuries.
He said that Jak "suffered a minor injury during an altercation with another pupil at school, then sadly developed an infection".
"The age of criminal responsibility in England is 10 years old and therefore children under the age of 10 cannot be criminally liable for their actions.
"With the welfare of the children as our focus we have worked with the school and both families concerned to address any underlying issues."
This article was first published on Marie Claire.