"School leaders, principals, teachers and students have told me that this program saves lives." Midway through the speeches, a march took place through the city.
If that individual has low self-esteem, perfectionism and/ or anxiety, they are often genetically predestined to developing an eating disorder. Their anxiety is so bad that they have nightmares, flashbacks and avoid the perpetrators to the point of dropping out of school or changing schools.
The consequences of bullying can be devastating and may vary from person to person, as the threshold for different forms of bullying ranges depending on the individual.
National surveys have found among overweight middle-school aged children that 30 percent of girls and 24 percent of boys experienced daily bullying, teasing, and/or rejection because of their size.
These numbers doubled for overweight high school students, with 63 percent of girls and 58 percent of boys experiencing some form of bullying due to their weight and size .
Most patients describe being bullied face to face but more and more are describing cyber bullying.
When anyone is a victim of weight or looks teasing, developing a negative body image will often develop. Post-traumatic stress disorder is typically diagnosed in patients who have been bullied.
Years ago, one could escape bullying by going home, being with friends, extracurricular activities, and church groups.
Today, students still have all of those ways to escape the bullying; however, there are now cell phones and other forms of media where one can be targeted anonymously if not 24 hours a day.
According to stopbullying.gov—they define cyberbullying as bullying that takes place using electronic technology, such as cell phones, computers, tablets as well as communication on social media sites, pictures, videos, websites and fake profiles.
The issues with cyberbullying are that in addition to bullying taking place 24/7, the messages can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a very wide audience.