BODY IMAGE, ETHNICITY AND SEXUALITY TOP TARGETS FOR BULLYING

Young people who are bullied at school say the main reason they’re picked on is because of how they look.

Researchers at DCU have found that weight and body image were the most frequently cited reasons for being bullied, while ethnicity and sexuality were also significant factors.

The study also found that teenagers were reluctant to report bullying to a teacher.

DCU’s Dr. Debbie Ging says they were surprised by the results.

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