Let’s Win The War Against Bullying Of Disabled People!

2021-01-13

Bullying has emerged as a major public health problem displayed in various forms such as verbal, physical and psychological aggression. The effects of childhood bullying can cause problems such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, sleep problems, low grades, physical problems, substance abuse, and even suicide. These effects can reach into adulthood and have a profound effect upon a person’s development and life.

It is estimated that fully 33 percent of all students have been bullied with 25 percent of them experiencing bullying daily. From 37 to 45 percent of adults have been bullied, many in the workplace. These figures increase even more in the disabled population.

Common forms of bullying are name calling such as “re***d” and “cripple,” threats, physical abuse, starting rumors, and social media attacks, etc. Bullying behavior is a civil rights issue and is particularly damaging when childhood bullying follows a person into adulthood and can interfere with many aspects of their life, including social, psychological, academic, and work. Often, the losses experienced cannot be undone, but this legislation will help to compensate the victims.

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