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For the first time, a research links looks with office bullying. The results are not pretty.
A study of 114 workers at a health-care facility in the Southeast showed that those considered by others to be unattractive were bullied or belittled more often then others.
The unattractive workers were treated much more harshly than attractive employees, even when other factors such as age, gender and tenure were taken into account.
The lead investigator on the study was Brent Scott, Michigan State University associate professor of management. The study’s co-author was co-author was Timothy Judge of Notre Dame.
A report released Monday says that the bullying of autism-spectrum students is a “profound public health problem.”
The study was conducted by Paul R. Sterzing, assistant professor at the school of social welfare at the University of California-Berkeley.
Sterzing said that students diagnosed with Attention Deficit, Hyperactivity Disorder were also singled out for bullying.
The report was released in Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine. It said that the students most likely to be targeted are those who are in mainstream classes but whose behaviors make them stand out to other children.
The New York Times Health & Science report on the study
Kurt created an epic anti-bullying adventure for The Cardinal—whose alter ego is a mild-mannered high school student who sometimes is a target for bullies. The lengthy comic adventure involves the Cardinal facing the torments of bullies himself, plus sub-plots about several other young people who face various forms of abuse and react in different ways. One former victim turns himself into a super villain bent on revenge, which is an additional tragic outcome of bullying.
The Detroit Free Press reports today that a 7-year-old Detroit boy who took his own life had been bullied.
The article, by a team of reporters, said, “The mother told police that her son ‘had been depressed due to her recent separation from his father; the fact that he had been bullied continuously by the children at school, in addition to the constant teasing that he had endured because he was the only boy in the home of eight females,’ a report says.”
In a related article, Detroit City Councilwoman Saunteel Jenkins said the boy’ death indicates the need for a anti-bullying laws like the one she had proposed and that the city recently enacted.
In a Detroit News commentary, “Losses in sports help kids learn not to act like losers,” sports author John U. Bacon writes about a neighborhood event in which “competition was confused with bullying, which schools are rightly focused on eradicating. But the two could not be more different. Competition, properly taught, teaches respect, fair play and good sportsmanship — the exact opposite of bullying.”