Allergic Children Bullied

A recent survey published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology about the frequency with which children with allergies are bullied has sparked outrage and debate. According to the survey, a quarter of children, teens, and young adults report being teased, harassed, or bullied, reports MSNBC. Thirty-five percent of children over 5 reported such bullying, and among sixth through tenth graders, the number was even higher, at 85 percent.

The teasing takes many forms, with verbal taunts and threats being the most prevalent. But, alarmingly, for 35 percent of survey respondents, the harassing took a physical form

2 thoughts on “Allergic Children Bullied

  1. jacquelinenh October 7, 2010 / 10:36 am

    This study is so depressing and angering — and it's a call to arms for moms everywhere! The only solution is to partner with schools to make sure the environment is safe for all. In addition to food allergies, chemical sensitivities run rampant in schools. It's so frustrating!

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