Journal of Pediatric Psychology reveals the extent of the problem. Researchers offered children who live with food allergies a multi-question assessment to better understand the magnitude of the issue.For the questionnaire, children had to answer “yes” or “no” questions about food allergy-related bullying.
17% of them admitted to being bullied, harassed, or teased about their allergy. However, when they answered questions about other victimization behaviors, the number increased to 31%.
Even more troubling, Children’s National Hospital researchers discovered that just 12% of parents knew about the bullying their children faced.