As a seeming epidemic of bullying continues to sweep across Australian schools, more parents are opting to educate their children at home in a bid to protect them.
Homeschooling numbers have almost doubled in recent years and continue to grow, with Queensland in particular seeing a bullying crisis develop in schools.
Most recently, this has been highlighted by the sad case of Amy "Dolly" Everett, who committed suicide on January 3 this year.
She struggled with cyber bullying.
More than 2,500 Queensland kids are educated at home, with 14,500 of the 3,730,000 of the Australian school population homeschooled in 2015 according to the Bureau of Statistics.
Some predict that this number has risen to as many as 30,000 today, the ABC reports.