A mother's Facebook post sharing the devastating consequences that bullying has had on her young child has gone viral.
Carrie Golledge of Devon posted a photo of her six-year-old daughter Sophia asleep in a hospital bed on Facebook.
"This is what bullying does," the post reads.
"This is my six-year-old daughter, hospitalised, due to bullying.
"This is my child with such a caring heart that despite being so ill 'doesn't want anyone to get in trouble.'"
She said Sophia's best friend had emotionally abused her for so long Sophia thought her behaviour was normal.
"This is my child who has stopped eating, has cried herself to sleep, had anxiety so severe she's up sick over 20 times in an hour through the night."
The post has been shared over 200,000 times in the few days it has been online. Ms Golledge is calling for people to stand up to bullies to ensure no child has to endure what Sophia did.