By: Dr. Steve Salvatore, Co-Owner of The Academy
A new study finds that some children who have food allergies could be the target of bullies – and some of those bullies are teachers. About a quarter of children surveyed say they were bullied because of their food allergies. 86% said they were harassed more than once and many times the food they were allergic to was waived in their face. These children are being picked on because they’re different. They have to carry medication and be separated at mealtimes from other kids. Most of the kids were bullied by their classmates but some said they were teased by school staff members. All this teasing caused kids with allergies to report depression, embarrassment and humiliation.