- Will the BBC do a feature on me?
Preadolescent children who wear glasses or eye patches are more than one-third more likely to be bullied than other kids, says a study in Aprils Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. Interestingly, the numbers were the same regardless of social class, gender or the childs visual impairment.
A hunch tells me that might lead to an increased suicide risk, later in life. But I can’t find any studies to back it up.Posted 7 months agorene59Member
I agree, bullying is a lot of fun and we need more of it.
Kids in school used to bully me due to my enormous walloper. Showering was akward after PE due to the abuse they would dole out as a group. Horsecock, anaconda, king dong, just some of the names they would call me. I was made to do tricks with it for their entertainment. Some of the girls would sneak in to the boys changing room for a peek and they wouldn’t leave again until I caved in and let them touch it.
At school discos I was groped all the time, one group used to make me perform sex acts in front of them. Glad when I eventually left school, being a PE teacher was a lot tougher than they said it would be.Posted 7 months agothisisnotaspoonSubscriber
Beaten to a pulp and tied to a fence in the desert and left to die for wearing glasses, I think, wait, no it was something else.Posted 7 months agoprojectMember
For some people coming to terms with their sexuality is a problem, it may cause depression and suicidal thought, involve being bullied by others, the theme of the article is to show its more prominent in the LGBTQ people, hopefully as time goes on more and more people will be accepting of a persons sexuality, and thus the stigma of mental health may vanish with it.Posted 7 months agotheotherjonvSubscriber
Kids have the capability to be right little ****s. Whether it’s glasses, sexuality, weight, sticky out ears, a funny name….. everyone has something they can be picked on for. Fortunately as adults we’re way better than that – you’d like to think.
Unfortunately schools and teachers are pretty powerless to stop it.
Which is actually where stuff like this comes in, attitudes start with parents, become reinforced by friends and media etc.
Amen. Our school has a parents’ facebook page, which has become a bit of a moaners corner over various issues not least ‘why isn’t the school doing more about bullies’. I happen to know that there are several on there whose kids are if not the ringleaders, then certainly the hangers on. Sort the issue out yourself, parents, it’s called parental responsibility.Posted 7 months ago
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