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Bullying based on physical appearances
Transcript of Bullying based on physical appearances
The definition of being bullied based on someone's appearance is when someone would pick you out of a crowd and tease you because you don’t have a look that is socially acceptable.
This is a social injustice because it puts people that don’t have a certain look in a category for people to pick on them
"In our Annual Bullying Survey 2013, the number one reason, a huge 60.2% of people who were experiencing bullying were being bullied because of attitudes toward their appearance" (Appearance Bullying Support for Teens).
"Almost half (48%)* of all teenagers in the UK have been bullied or picked on for the way they look..." (Nearly Half of Teens Bullied For the Way They Look)
*The ‘make mine Milk’ campaign and 'BeatBullying' commissioned OnePoll to survey 2,000 12
to 18 year-olds in August 2013
Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75 percent of school-shooting incidents.
"Beat Bullying." Nearly Half of Teens Bullied For the Way They Look. N.p.. Web. 13 Feb 2014. <http://www.beatbullying.org/static/cm/pdfs/2013-09-03-half-teens-bullied-looks.pdf?335317101213>.
"Ditch The Label." Appearance Bullying Support for Teens. N.p.. Web. 13 Feb 2014. <http://www.ditchthelabel.org/appearance-bullying-support-teens/>.
"Do Something." 11 Facts About Bullying. N.p.. Web. 13 Feb 2014. <http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-school-bullying>.
Kim, Artur. Geek in the middle of nowhere . N.d. Photograph. gitmon.tumblr.comWeb. 17 Feb 2014. <http://gitmon.tumblr.com/post/38790112365/nudiarist-people-positive-fat-shaming-body>.
Vegan Kids & Bullying, Is It A problem?. N.d. Photograph. theveganmom.comWeb. 17 Feb 2014. <http://theveganmom.com/2010/11/12/vegan-kids-bullying-is-it-a-problem/>.
"Stop Bullying." Facts About Bullying. N.p.. Web. 18 Feb 2014. <http://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/facts/>.
Kids may bully because they think they are better than oppressed victim
In 2011, 230,000 teenagers had cosmetic procedures, according to the ASPS.
"Telegraph." American teenagers resort to plastic surgery to beat bullies. N.p., 2 Sep 2012. Web. 18 Feb 2014. <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9514215/American-teenagers-resort-to-plastic-surgery-to-beat-bullies.html>.